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Weekly Service Bulletin: April 1 Palm Sunday/ Holy Week

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Holy Week 2018

 April 1 Palm Sunday (Fish, Wine, Oil)

  • 9:30 AM Matins
  • 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy with Church School Choir
  • 7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins

 April 2-3 Great and Holy Monday/ Tuesday (Strict fast)

  • 10:00 AM Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
  • 6:00 PM Confessions
  • 7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins

 April 4 Great and Holy Wednesday (Strict fast)

  • 10:00 AM Final Pre-Sanctified Liturgy with Holy Unction (abbreviated)
  • 7:00 PM Holy Unction
  • 8:30 PM Matins

 April 5 Great and Holy Thursday (Wine and Oil)

  • 11:00 AM Vesperal Liturgy of the Last Supper
  • 7:00 PM Matins with Passion Gospels

 April 6 Great and Holy Friday (Strictest fast)

  • 10:30 AM Royal Hours
  • 12:00 Noon Tomb Decorating
  • 6:00 PM Vespers with Taking down Christ from the Cross
  • 7:00 PM Matins with Lamentations and Burial Procession

 April 7 Great and Holy Saturday (Wine, no oil)

  • 10:00 AM Vesperal Liturgy of Pascha with Baptisms/Chrismations
  • 10:00 PM Acts of the Apostles
  • 11:40 PM Midnight Service

 April 8 Holy Pascha, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

  • 12:00 AM Paschal Matiins and Liturgy with Agape following
  • 12:00 PM Paschal Vespers
  • 1:00 PM Lamb Roast/ Egg Hunt/ Trivia Contest
    (RSVP with Preoteasa Stephanie)


Coming Up:

April 15:   Men’s Group/ Young in Faith   

April 17:   Financial Peace University

April 22:   Youth group                                

April 29:   Doxacon Brunch


Movable Portions of the Liturgy:

Children’s Choir. Festal Antiphons.

 Tone 1  Troparion

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your Passion,/ You confirmed the universal resurrection, O Christ God./ Like the children with the palms of victory,/ we cry out to You, O Vanquisher of Death:/ "Hosanna in the highest!// Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!"


 Glory… Tone 4 Troparion        

When we were buried with You in baptism, O Christ God,/ we were made worthy of eternal life by your Resurrection./  Now we praise You and sing:/ "Hosanna in the highest!// Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!"


   Now and Ever… Tone 6 Kontakion

Sitting on Your throne in Heaven,/ carried on a foal on earth, O Christ God,/ accept the praise of angels and the songs of children, who sing:// "Blessed is He Who comes to recall Adam!"


Tone 4  Prokeimenon:  Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord. God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us! Vs. O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever! (Ps. 117)


EPISTLE: Phil 4:4-9:  Brethren, 4Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.8Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. 9The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.


ALLELUIA: Sing to the Lord a new song, for the Lord has done marvelous things. Vs. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.


GOSPEL: John 12:1-18   1Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 4Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5“Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. 7But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. 8”For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always."       9Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 10But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, 11because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.      12The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!”      14Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”   16His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him. 17Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. 18For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.


(Instead of “It is truly meet …,” we sing:)

God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us! Celebrate the feast and come with gladness! Let us magnify Christ with palms and branches, singing: “Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord, our Savior!”


This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: Romanian

Tatăl nostru  /

Carele ești în ceruri,/

Sfințească-Se numele Tău,/

Vie împărăția Ta,/

Facă-se voia Ta,/

Precum în cer,/ așa și pe pământ./

Pâinea noastră / cea de toate zilele/

Dă-ne-o nouă astăzi./

Și ne iartă nouă / greșalele noastre,/

Precum și noi iertăm/  greșiților noștri./

Și nu ne duce pe noi în ispită,/

Ci ne izbăvește de cel rău.


Communion Hymn: Rejoice, O Bethany! (see handout)

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