Holy Week 2017
@ St. Stephens Church
Saturday, Apr. 8, 9am Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday 6:30pm Vespers for Palm Sunday
Sunday, Apr. 9, 9:10am Palm Sunday Liturgy 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins
Monday, Apr. 10, 7am Presanctified Liturgy 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 7am Presanctified Liturgy 6:30pm Bridegroom Matins
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 7am Presanctified Liturgy 6:30m Holy Unction
Thursday, Apr. 13, 10am Holy Thursday Vesperal Liturgy 6:30pm Matins and 12 Gospels
Friday, Apr. 14, 8am Royal Hours 4pm Vespers (Service of the Cross) 7pm Matins/Burial Service All Night Psalter Reading at the Tomb 12am Byzantine Lamentations
Saturday, Apr. 15, 9am Holy Saturday Liturgy 10:30pm Nocturns, Matins, and Liturgy for HOLY PASCHA!
Sunday, Apr. 16, 4pm - Agape Vespers and Cookout (@HT)
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 6:30pm - Vespers
Thursday, Apr. 20, 7am - Liturgy
Highlights from Holy Weeks Past/Holy Week Resources
Holy Monday hymn (Vespers verse)
to desire what is perfect,
saying: “Be not like the Gentiles, who oppress the weak!
It shall not be so with you, O my Disciples....
for of my Own will I am poor.
Let the first among you, therefore, be the servant of all!
Let the ruler be like those who are ruled!
Let him who is first be like the last!
For I have come to serve Adam in his poverty,
and to give My life as a ransom for the many who cry to Me:
‘O Lord, glory to You!’”
Palm Sunday 2014
This morning we had the joy of celebrating Palm Sunday with the baptism and chrismation of the Hassler Family and Craig McCullough (1 baptism, 4 chrismations). Such a wonderful occasion for the community to add our 'amen' and proclamation of 'sealed!' to these new members of the Orthodox Church. There is always such an abundance of grace present at a baptism and chrismation - a true reminder, as Holy Week begins of the great gift of love and healing that Jesus accomplishes in His saving Passion and Resurrection, which we remember throughout this entire week