Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

Holy Week Schedule For 2016

Saint George: Holy Week Schedule For 2016

The office will close at 2pm on Holy Thursday April 28 & will not re-open until Tuesday May 2

Lazarus Saturday, April 23 (Christ Resurrects Lazarus After 4 Days Dead)
8:30am……….Orthros
9:30am……….Divine Liturgy
Family Pancake Breakfast & Palm Tying Immediately Following Divine Liturgy

Palm Sunday, April 24 (Christ’s Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem)
8:15am……….Orthros
9:30am……….Divine Liturgy w/Blessing & Distribution of Palms
6:30pm……….1st Service of the Bridegroom
(This beautiful service helps prepare us to receive Christ our Lord as the Bridegroom of the Church. It happens in 3 movements over the course of 3 nights in a row.)
Palm Sunday Luncheon following Divine Liturgy-sponsored by Philoptochos unable to come in the afternoon)

Holy Monday, April 25
8:30am ……….Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
6:30pm ……….2nd Service of the Bridegroom

Holy Tuesday, April 26
8:30am ………..Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
6:30pm ……….3rd Service of the Bridegroom

Holy Wednesday, April 27
8:30am ……….Pre-Sanctified Liturgy (Last one of the Lenten Season)
3:00pm ……….Sacrament of Holy Unction (Oil for Healing of Soul and Body)
6:30pm ……….Matins for Holy Thursday -(Holy Unction will be offered after the service for those

Holy Thursday, April 28
8:30am ……….Saint Basil Morning Vesperal Liturgy-(Holy Communion will ONLY be offered during Liturgy. It will NOT be offered throughout the day)
6:30pm ……….Reading of the 12 Gospels (“Today is hung upon the Cross, He who hung the earth upon the waters.”)

Holy Friday, April 29
8:30am ……….Reading of the Royal Hours (Hymns, Psalms, and Readings from the Old and New Testaments, all prophetically and practically related to the Person of Jesus Christ.)
3:00pm ……….Descent from the Cross Apokathelosis (The Un-nailing)
6:30pm ……….Lamentation Service (Funeral procession of our Lord)

Holy Saturday, April 30
8:30am ……….Saint Basil Morning Vesperal Liturgy (Arise O God!)
11:00pm ……….The Canon (Anticipating the coming Resurrection)
12:00am ……….Resurrection Service (Ανάσταση)
12:30am ……….Resurrectional Divine Liturgy – Christ Is Risen-After Divine Liturgy Margartisa meal follows in the hall

Holy Pascha / Easter Sunday, May 1
11:30am……….Agape Service – Vespers of Love (The Good News of Jesus Christ joyously declared in Different Languages) Community Luncheon will follow in the hall!! Easter egg hunt for children

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Feast of St. George the Trophy Bearer, Monday May 2
8:30am……Orthros
9:30am……Divine Liturgy