Bishop Daniel, Rector

Father David Balmer, Attached, Retired

Deacon John Weiss

Stephanie A. Homyak, Church School Director & Newsletter Editor

Heather Pheiffer, Myrrh Bearers

Andrew Evans, Council President 

Barbara Harp, Choir Director 

Mike Wagner 

Holy Week and Pascha 2019

Schedule of Services

April 20 Lazarus Saturday

Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.

Great Vespers & Blessing of Branches, 5:00 p.m.

April 21 Sunday of the Entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem – Palm Sunday

Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m. and Procession

Bridegroom Matins, 6:00 p.m.

April 22 Great and Holy Monday

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 9:00 a.m.

Bridegroom Matins, 6:00 p.m.

April 23 Great and Holy Tuesday

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 9:00 a.m.

Bridegroom Matins, 6:00 p.m.

April 24 Great and Holy Wednesday

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 9:00 a.m.

Matins, 6:00 p.m.

April 25 Great and Holy Thursday

Vesperal Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.

Service of the Passion of Christ, 6:00 p.m.

April 26 Great and Holy Friday

Royal Hours, 10:00 a.m.

Vespers and Burial Service, 3:00 p.m.

Lamentations at the Tomb of Christ, 6:00 p.m.

April 27 Great and Holy Saturday

Vesperal Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m.

Blessing of Bread, Wine, & Dried Fruit

April 28 Great and Holy Pascha

       The Resurrection of Christ

      The Feast of Feasts

Nocturnes, 11:15 p.m

Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy of Pascha, 12:00 midnight

Paschal Vespers, 12:00 noon, followed by Egg Hunt & Agape Feast/Festal Pot Luck

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