Calendar

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

 Saturdays:
   4:30 p.m. Confession.
   5:00 p.m. Great Vespers.

Sundays:
   9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning Prayer).
   10:00 a.m. Choir Practice.
   11:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy.
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8. (Starts on September 24, 2017)
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion (Grades 9-12).
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. (Every First Sunday of The Month).

ARABIC AND ENGLISH DIVINE LITURGY. The Arabic Divine Liturgy is on the first Saturday of each month and the English Divine Liturgy is on the next day (usually also the first Sunday of the month). On the remaining Sundays, the Divine Liturgy is in both English and Arabic.

Holy Days and weekday services are in the bulletin or listed below.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, April 4. Lazarus Saturday.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
John 11:40-44. “Jesus said to Martha, ‘Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’ [41] So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, ‘Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. [42] I knew that thou hearest me always, but I have said this on account of the people standing by, that they may believe that thou didst send me.’ [43] When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, ‘Laz'arus, come out.’ [44] The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go.”

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Triumphal entry Vespers.

Sunday, April 5. Palm Sunday.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy and blessing of the Palms.
John 12:12-13. “A great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’ ”

Monday, April 6. Great and Holy Monday. 
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Confession.
7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Service.
Matthew 25:5-6, 13. “The bridegroom was delayed and they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ … Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

Tuesday, April 7. Great and Holy Tuesday.
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Confession.
7:00 p.m. Bridegroom Service.

Wednesday, April 8. Great and Holy Wednesday.
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Confession.
7:00 p.m. Mystery of Holy Anointing.
Luke 4:17-21 (Cf. Isaiah 61:1-3). “Jesus opened the book and found the place where it was written, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.’ And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ ”
James 5:13-16. “Is any one among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.”

Thursday, April 9. Great and Holy Thursday. 
11:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great. Institution of the Holy Eucharist.
Matthew 26:26-28. “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Confession.
7:00 p.m. Passion Gospels and Crucifixion Service.
John 13:3-5, 12-14. “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, [4] rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. [5] Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. … [12] When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? [13] You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. [14] If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.’ ”

Friday, April 10. Great and Holy Friday.
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Confession.
7:00 p.m. Service of Lamentations (Funeral of Christ / Genaz Al-Maseeh).
Isaiah 53:5. “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.”

Saturday, April 11. Great and Holy Saturday.
11:00 a.m. Blessing of the New Light, Vespers, and Discovery of the Empty Tomb. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great.
1 Peter 3:18-20. “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit; [19] in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison.”

10:00 p.m. Hajmeh, Paschal Resurrection Matins, and Easter Sunday Divine Liturgy. Christ is Risen. Al-Maseeh Qaam.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22. “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”

Sunday, April 12. The Saturday evening Divine Liturgy celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus (Easter Sunday). There will not be a Sunday morning Divine Liturgy. Christ is Risen. Al-Maseeh Qaam.

 

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