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Presanctified Liturgy with St. Tikhon's Choir

April 1st

We are pleased to announce that St. Tikhon's Seminary Choir will join us for the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts on

Wednesday, April 1st @ 6:30 PM!

The service will be followed by a Lenten meal in the parish hall.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a wonderful evening of Christian worship & fellowship!

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Glory to Jesus Christ!

Glory Forever!

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Schedule of Services

Lazarus Saturday, April 4th

9:00 AM: Divine Liturgy followed by Preparation of Palms & Pussy Willows/Spring Clean-up

11:00 AM: Confession for Great Lent

5:00 PM: Great Vespers followed by Confessions for Great Lent

Entry of Our Lord Into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), April 5th

9:00 AM: Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Palms & Pussy Willows

Great & Holy Monday, April 6th

7:00 PM: Bridegroom Matins

Great & Holy Tuesday, April 7th

7:00 PM: Bridegroom Matins

Great & Holy Wednesday, April 8th

7:00 PM: Anointing (Healing) Service

Great & Holy Thursday, April 9th

9:00 AM: Vesperal Divine Liturgy (Mystical Supper)

7:00 PM: Matins & 12 Passion Gospels

Great & Holy Friday, April 10th

3:30 PM: Vespers & Placing of the Plaschanitsa into the Tomb

7:00 PM: Matins, Lamentations & Procession with the Plaschanitsa

Great & Holy Saturday, April 11th

9:00 AM: Vesperal Divine Liturgy with 15 Old Testament Readings

3:00 PM: Blessing of Baskets followed by General Confession (for those who have gone to private confession during Great Lent)



11:00 PM: Nocturns, Procession, Resurrection Matins & Paschal Divine Liturgy

(Followed by blessing of baskets & Parish Agape Festal Meal in the Church Hall)



12:00 PM: Paschal Vespers


9:00 AM: Paschal Divine Liturgy





From the Diocese of New York & New Jersey

As we make ready for our Lenten journey to PASCHA (the Resurrection of Our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ), we are offered a period of time to prepare ourselves for the increased spiritual effort of prayer, charity, and fasting. The Lenten journey begins on Monday, 23 February and culminates in the joyous PASCHA on Sunday, 12 April. There are two videos in our “Lessons in Our Faith” series that may be particularly helpful! They are: “Great Lent: Our Spiritual Life” and “Fasting: 7 Questions & 7 Answers.” Each video is a very brief and concise discussion (8 minutes each); they have been very popular and highly acclaimed (viewed over 3,000 times). To view these instructional videos, visit “Lessons in Our Faith” ... HERE!

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