APRIL 2017 SERVICES SCHEDULE


Dear St. Luke parishioners, the following is a complete calendar of services for April 2017.

Week of March 26 – April 1st

Wednesday March 29th:
* 1st, 3rd, 6th and 9th hours and Typika – 8:00am
* Presanctified Liturgy – 9:30am
* Matins with Great Canon of St Andrew with reading of the life of St Mary of Egypt – 5:30pm

Friday March 31st:
* Matins with Akathist for the Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos – 5:00pm

Saturday April 1st: Laudation of the Most Holy Theotokos
* All-night Vigil – 4:30pm

 

Week of April 2nd – April 8th

Sunday April 2nd: St Mary of Egypt
* Confession – 9:00am
* Hours – 9:40am
* Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great – 10:00am

Thursday April 6th:
* All-night Vigil – 5:30pm

Friday April 7th: Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos
* Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom – 9:30am
* Visit of the Miraculous Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Mother of God “The Softener of Evil Hearts” with Akathist – 3-4pm
* All-night Vigil – 5:30pm

Saturday April 8th: Commemoration of the Resurrection of Righteous Lazarus, the four-days dead (Lazarus Saturday)
* Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom – 9:30am
* All-night Vigil – 4:30pm

 

Week of April 9th – April 15th

Sunday April 9th: Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
* Confession – 8:00am
* Hours – 9:40am
* Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom – 10:00am
* Bridegroom Matins & 1st Hour – 4:00pm

Monday April 10th: Great & Holy Monday
* 3rd, 6th, 9th Hours (with reading of Gospel) – 9:00am
* Bridegroom Matins & 1st Hour – 5:00pm

Tuesday April 11th: Great & Holy Tuesday
* 3rd, 6th, 9th Hours (with reading of Gospel) – 9:00am
* Holy Unction – 6:00pm
* Bridegroom Matins & 1st Hour- 8:00pm

Wednesday April 12th: Great & Holy Wednesday
* 3rd, 6th, and 9th Hours (with reading of Gospel) – 9:00am
* Matins & 1st Hour – 5:00pm

Thursday April 13th: Great & Holy Thursday, the Commemoration of the Mystical Supper
* Confession – 8:00am
* Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great – 9:30am
* Matins with the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels – 6:00pm

Friday April 14th: Great & Holy Friday, the Commemoration of the Holy & Salvific Passion of our Lord
Complete fast (no food)
* Royal Hours – 8:00am
* Vespers with the Placement of the Epitaphios (Shroud) followed by Small Compline – 3:00pm
* Matins with the Lamentations and the Burial Procession – 6:00pm

Saturday April 15th: Great & Holy Saturday
* Confession – 8:00am
* 3rd, 6th, and 9th Hours and Typika – 9:00am
* Vespers with the Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great with Old Testament Readings – 10:00am
* Confession – 3:00pm to 11:00pm
* Reading of the Acts – 7:00pm
* Midnight Office – 11:30pm

 

Week of April 16th – April 22nd

Sunday April 16th: PASCHA, THE BRIGHT AND GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
* Midnight Liturgy
* Pascha Vespers – 4:00pm

Monday April 17th: Bright Monday
* Pascha Vespers – 5:30pm

Tuesday April 18th: Bright Tuesday
* Pascha Vespers – 5:30pm

Wednesday April 19th: Bright Wednesday
* Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom – 9:30am
* Pascha Vespers – 5:30pm

Thursday April 20th: Bright Thursday
* Pascha Vespers – 5:30pm

Friday April 21st: Bright Friday
* Pascha Vespers – 6:00pm

Saturday April 22nd: Bright Saturday
* All-night Vigil – 4:30pm

 

Week of April 23rd – April 29th

Sunday April 23rd: Thomas Sunday (Antipascha)
* Confession – 9:00am
* Hours – 9:40am
* Divine Liturgy – 10:00am

Wednesday April 26th: Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Methodius, archbishop of Moravia, enlightener of the Slavs
* Divine Liturgy – 9:30am

Saturday April 29th:
* All-night Vigil – 4:30pm

 

Week of April 30th – May 6th

Sunday April 30th: Myrrhbearing Women, St Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus
* Confession – 9:00am
* Hours – 9:40am
* Divine Liturgy – 10:00am

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