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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR AUGUST

13, Sunday 12:30 - Divine Liturgy. Blessing of honey
19, Saturday, 11:30 - Divine Liturgy. Blessing of apples and other fruits. TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
20, Sunday, 12:30 - Divine Liturgy
27, Sunday, 12:30 - Divine Liturgy
28, Monday, 11:30 - Divine Liturgy. THE DORMITION OF HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. End of the Dormition Fast

Changes are possible in the schedule - follow the announcements!


WE PLAN A PILGRIMAGE TRIP TO RAWDON (QUEBEC), TO THE HOLY RELICS OF THE BLESSED SERAFIM SAROVSKY. PLEASE, NEXT TIME WHEN YOU ARE IN THE CHURCH, FILL THE APPLICATION AT THE CANDLEBOX. IF YOU WANT TO GO, BUT HAVE MONEY DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE LET US KNOW - THE PARISH MAY SUBSIDIZE THE TRIP FOR SOME OF THE PILGRIMS.

EASTER IN OUR PARISH

All photos can be viewed in the album here

CHRIST IS RISEN!

Brothers and sisters, on Sunday, April 16, there will be no day service. Everyone is welcome at the Liturgy on April 23 at our usual time.
There will be an additional Radonitsa (Commemoration of the Dead) service on Tuesday April 25, at 18:30.

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES FOR THE PASSION WEEK AND EASTER

April
13 - Thurs. - 18:30 - 12 Gospels of the Holy Passion
14 - Fri. - 18:30 - Vespers with the deposition of Holy Shroud
15 - Sat.
18:00 - Blessing of Easter eatables
21:30 - Reading Acts of the Apostles in many languages, all are welcome to participate
23.30 - Easter Vigil starts
16 - Sunday - a daytime service during our usual liturgy time may be held, please follow the announcements

HOLY THURSDAY

Troparion of this day:
When the glorious disciples were enlightened at the washing of their feet before the supper,
the impious Judas was darkened by the disease of avarice,
and to the lawless judges he betrayed You, the Righteous Judge.
Behold, this man because of avarice hanged himself.
Flee from the insatiable desire which dared such things against the Master!
O Lord Who deals righteously with all, glory to You!

HOLY WEDNESDAY

On this day, the Church remembers at the divine service a woman who washed Jesus's feet with precious fragrant oil and wiped them with her hair. The disciples were indignant at the woman, saying that the oil could be sold for a big sum of money and distributed to the poor. But Christ does not just accept her gift, He promises: "Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.” (Matthew 26:13).

Stichera of the Great Wednesday (written by nun Cassia):
A woman who had fallen into many sins, O Lord,
when she perceived Thy divinity,
equaling herself with the myrrh-bearing women,
In tears she brought Thee myrrh before Thy burial,
Crying: “Woe is me!
For I live in the night of licentiousness,
shrouded in the dark and moonless love of sin.
But accept the fountain of my tears,
Thou Who didst gather the waters of the sea into clouds!
Bow down Thine ear to the sighing of my heart,
O Thou, Who didst bow the heavens in Thine ineffable condescension!
Once Eve heard Thy footsteps in Paradise in the cool of the day,
and in fear she ran and hid herself.
But now I will tenderly embrace those pure feet
and wipe them with the hair of my head.
Who can measure the multitude of my sins,
or the depth of Thy judgments, O Savior of my soul?//
Do not despise Thy servant in Thine immeasurable mercy!"

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