Easter Calendar 2016

PROGRAM FOR THE HOLY WEEK AND HOLY EASTER SERVICES 2016

APRIL  23-SATURDAY-RESURRECTION OF SAINT LAZAROS
8:30 -11:00 a.m.               Orthros, Divine Liturgy.

APRIL 24-SUNDAY-PALM SUNDAY
8:30-12:00noon               Orthros, Divine Liturgy. Palms will be distributed to the Congregation.
                                           
FISH DINNER FOLLOWING THE DIVINE LITURGY IN CHURCH AUDITORIUM
                                            ALL ARE INVITED.
7:00p.m.                            The Service of Nymphios.

APRIL 25-HOLY MONDAY
7:00p.m.                            The Service of Nymphios.

APRIL 26-HOLY TUESDAY
7:00p.m.                            The Service of Nymphios.

APRIL 27- HOLY WEDNESDAY
9:00-10:30a.m.                 Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
3:00-4:30p.m.                   The Mystery of Holy Unction for Children. 
                                            HOLY OIL FROM JERUSALEM 
WILL BE USED AT THIS SERVICE.
7:00-8:30p.m.                   The Mystery of Holy Unction.

APRIL 28-HOLY THURSDAY
6:30-9:00a.m.                   Holy Communion for the working Faithful.
9:00-11:00a.m.                 Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great.
6:30-10:30p.m.                 Reading of the Twelve Gospels. Procession of the Crucifixion.

APRIL 29-HOLY FRIDAY
9:00-10:30a.m.                 Hours of Holy Passion.
3:00p.m.                            Entombment of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3:30p.m.                            Worship of the Tomb of Christ by the Faithful.
7:00p.m                             LAMENTATION SERVICE (EPITAPHIOS THRENOS).
                                            Annual Procession outdoors at 9:30p.m. to Central Square.

APRIL 30-HOLY SATURDAY
6:30-9:00a.m.                   Holy Communion for the working Faithful.
9:00-11:00a.m.                 Vesper Service and Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great.
11:00p.m                           ORTHROS (MATINS) OF RESURRECTION
12:00 midnight                 RESURRECTION SERVICE. THE DIVINE LITURGY WILL END BY 2:00a.m.
                                            Red eggs will be distributed to all. Saint Chrysostom’s Easter Homily will be read.
                                            Please make an effort to stay until the end of these beautiful Easter Services.

MAY 1-GREAT AND HOLY EASTER
11:00a.m.-12:00noon     Vesper Service of Agape Service. This Service is dedicated to the children. 
                                            Red
eggs and chocolates will be distributed. The Gospel will be read in different languages.

MAY 2-RENEWAL MONDAY Saint George the Great Martyr.
8:30 -11:00a.m.                Orthros, Divine Liturgy.

MAY 6 - RENEWAL FRIDAY. Theotokos, of the Life-Giving Font  
8:30 - 11:00a.m.               Orthros, Divine Liturgy. 
                                            Philoptochos “ELPIS” Easter celebration after Church Services.