2014 Holy Week Services

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Come experience the events of Holy Week with us, where we remember Jesus Christ’s last days before His crucifixion, His crucifixion, and His glorious resurrection.  All are welcome to join us for this most important time in the Church year.  Below is a schedule of all the events starting on Holy Thursday and concluding on Bright Monday.

 

Holy Thursday, April 17 at 9:30am: Vesperal Liturgy for the Mystical Supper

 

Holy Thursday, April 17 at 6pm: Matins with Reading of the Twelve Gospels of Christ’s Passion

 

Holy Friday, April 18 at 2pm: Vespers with Shroud Presentation

 

Holy Friday, April 18 at 6pm: Matins with Shroud Procession

 

Holy Saturday, April 19 at 9:30am: Vesperal Liturgy

 

Holy Saturday, April 19 at 11:30pm: Nocturnes (the beginning of Paschal Service)

 

Sunday (Pascha), April 20 at Midnight: Matins with Paschal Divine Liturgy

 

Following Paschal Divine Liturgy will be a Festal Potluck Breakfast

 

Sunday, April 20 at Noon: Paschal Vespers

 

Next Monday, April 21 at 9:30am: Bright Monday Divine Liturgy

Meatfare Sunday Blini Dinner will be February 23

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All are welcome to join us February 23, 2014 for our Blini (Crepe) Dinner following the regular Divine Liturgy on Meatfare Sunday.  We will be serving blini (crepes) with many delicious fillings and toppings.

 

This celebration is the last day before Cheesefare Week (“Maslenitsa” in Russian),  when we prepare for Great Lent by removing meat from our diet.  For our church community, and for the rest of the Orthodox Church, it will be the last day until Pascha (Easter) that meat will be eaten.  And aside from that it is another opportunity for our church to grow together, and to welcome anyone who would like to join us in this festive day. We hope that you and your family or friends will come to be part of this occasion.

 

Divine Liturgy is at 9:30am.  Blini Dinner will follow not long after (around noon).

 

Donation: Adults $12

Children Under 12 Eat for free!

Children’s Christmas Party and Yolka 2014

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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

 

On January 11-12, 2014 our parish kept the Christmas season going with our Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday and our annual Yolka Christmas Party and fundraising dinner on Sunday.

 

The Children’s Christmas Party included traditional singing and dancing, Christmas skits, and even an appearance from Ded Moroz. Children, parents, and other parishioners alike enjoyed dressing up in costumes, playing games, eating food, and celebrating the Nativity of Christ, which was less than two weeks earlier.  Before the party on Saturday there was a special Divine Liturgy to remember the reason for these great festivities.

 

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On Sunday after our regular Divine Liturgy we held our annual Yolka Christmas Party and fundraising dinner.  It was a fun opportunity to celebrate Christ’s birth together, to grow as a community, and to start our new year off on the right foot financially.  There was much singing, dancing, eating, and celebrating.  It was a fun time to enjoy the company of one another as we begin another year together as a church family.

 

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Click here to see more photos from this weekend of Christmas celebration.