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Weekly Bulletin – March 24, 2013

March 23, 2013

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013

  Palm Sunday *

10 am

  Divine Liturgy for parishioners

Following liturgy

  Fellowship,  palm weaving  and pysanky writing

until 2:30 pm

  in St. Mary’s Hall – everyone is invited

Monday, Mar. 25, 2013

  Annunciation of the Theotokos – solemn holyday

6 pm

  Divine Liturgy for the feast

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013

  Holy Tuesday


  Office of Hours

Wed., Mar. 27, 2013

  Holy Wednesday

7 pm

  Presanctified Liturgy & anointing with oil

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

  Holy Thursday

9 am – 6 pm

  Baking in St. Mary’s Hall

7 pm

  Vespers and St. Basil Divine Liturgy

Friday, Mar. 29, 2013

  Good Friday

7 pm

Following vespers

  Vespers and Burial of our Lord

Light dinner in St. Mary’s Hall

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013

  Holy Saturday

5:00 pm

  Resurrection Matins and blessing Easter baskets


  Easter Sunday Divine Liturgy and blessing Easter baskets

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2013

  Pascha – Resurrection of Our Lord *

10 am

  Easter Sunday Divine Liturgy and blessing Easter baskets

Following liturgy

  Fellowship & sharing a celebration meal in St. Mary’s Hall – everyone is invited

  Note: * designates obligation to attend liturgy



Events Calendar

  • In addition to decorating pysanky (Easter eggs), a demonstration on weaving palm leaves will be presented as part of today’s social in the hall. Come learn how to create decorations for your home with the blessed palms.
  • There is a sign-up sheet in St. Mary’s Hall for those who are donating Easter lilies or will provide extra food for the Easter festivities. Flowers should be brought to church by Good Friday.
  • On Holy Saturday, March 30th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. service we will be making pascha bread, hdruka (Easter cheese) and chrin (beets and horseradish) in St. Mary’s Hall. We invite everyone to come and help make your own Easter basket items on that day. This is a great opportunity to learn some secret efficient techniques. The church will be open for prayer during the entire day. So plan to “stay & watch” with our crucified Lord on Saturday even if you don’t make anything in the kitchen.
  • Easter Basket blessings will follow these 3 services: Saturday Resurrections Matins, Saturday midnight Easter Divine Liturgy, Sunday 10 a.m. Easter Divine Liturgy.  Please stay and enjoy your Easter meal with us in St. Mary’s Hall as we eat the blessed Easter foods out of our baskets. To see which traditional foods are placed in your basket see the Easter Baskets page on our website or pick up the handout in the hall. You can include other foods as well such as wine, chocolates, etc.
  • Bright Monday, April 1, there will Divine Liturgy with procession at 6 p.m.

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