Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lazarus Saturday Festivities

Make plans to join us Saturday, March 31 for Lazarus Saturday festivities! As Great Lent turns into Holy Week, we celebrate the resurrection of all humankind at the raising of Lazarus.

After the services on Saturday, we will have a fasting-brunch and picnic, easter egg hunt, and outdoor games and crafts for families and children! Families are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs, and 10 filled eggs per child.

Friday, 6:00 PM: 
Little Compline with Canon of Lazarus

Saturday, 9:00 AM: 
Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
Picnic and Festivities following

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Your passion, You did confirm the universal Resurrection, O Christ God! Like the children with the palms of victory, We cry out to You, O Vanquisher of death; Hosanna in the Highest! Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

St. Mary of Egypt and Annunciation

During the 5th Week of Lent, we remember St. Mary of Egypt and her great example of repentance. The 6 PM Wednesday evening service includes the entire great canon of St. Andrew, and the reading of the life of St. Mary of Egypt. Be prepared! This is a long service, with many prostrations, but it is beautiful and worthwhile. Do your best to join us for as much of the service as you can!

On Friday night at 6 PM, we will pray the entire Akathist Hymn in preparation for the Annunciation!.

Next Sunday, March 25, is the both the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt and the Great Feast of the Annunciation. We'll have a potluck on Sunday after the Liturgy (fish, wine and oil allowed).