Holy Week & Pascha 2018

If you ask an Orthodox Christian which days are most special, you are bound to get either “Holy Week” or “Pascha.” Over the course of the next two weeks, we celebrate the Passion Week and the Paschal Week–with the Feast of Feasts, Pascha, being located at the very center of everything. Our handy liturgical guide for these two weeks can be found here. Our full online calendar can be found here.

We invite you to join us for any of these rich services coming up:

  • Fri. Mar. 30: 11am End-of-Lent Presanctified Liturgy
  • Fri. Mar. 30 730pm Small Compline for Lazarus Sat. (Last Adult Confessions)
  • Sat. Mar. 31 9am Lazarus Saturday Liturgy 
    • 1020am Pancake Breakfast (online sign-up)
    • 11am Children’s Confessions (ages 8-16)
    • 1130am Palm Folding, Egg-dyeing, Pisanky, and decorating church
  • Sat. Mar. 31 630pm Palm Sunday Vigil w. blessing of Palms
  • Sun. Apr. 1 9am Baptisms & Chrismations into Church
  • Sun. Apr. 1 10am Festal Liturgy for Palm Sunday
    • 1215pm Festal Lunch in hall
    • 1240pm Choir Rehearsal for Holy Week
    • 3pm Twenty-Something Event in Lexington
  • Sun. Apr. 1 6pm Bridegroom Matins at Berea College’s Danforth Chapel
  • Mon. Apr. 2 9am Hours with Gospel of John (ch. 1-6)
  • Mon. Apr. 2 630pm Bridegroom Matins
  • Tue. Apr. 3 9am Hours with Gospel of John (ch. 7-13)
  • Tue. Apr. 3 630pm Bridegroom Matins (Hymn of Cassiane)
  • Wed. Apr 4 11am Final Presanctified Liturgy
  • Wed. Apr. 4 630pm Bridegroom Matins (Betrayal & Supper) w. Anointing
  • Thu. Apr. 5 3pm Vesperal Liturgy of the Mystical Supper
    • 515pm Soup & Salad Dinner (sign-up online)
  • Thu. Apr. 5 630pm Matins w. 12 Passion Gospels (3+ hours!)
  • Fri. Apr. 6 9am Holy Friday Royal Hours of the Passion
    • Decorating of the Tomb with flowers following…
  • Fri. 3pm Entombment Vespers
    • Choir rehearsal following…
  • Fri. 630pm Matins for Holy Saturday w. Procession
  • Sat. 845am Chrismation of Jona Reed
  • Sat. 9am Vesperal Liturgy of Great & Holy Saturday
    • Light Meal of Bread, Wine, and Fruits
    • Church clean-up following…
  • Sat. 7pm Reading of Acts begins (sign-up online)
  • Sat. 1130pm +Paschal Nocturnes+
  • Sun. +Midnight Paschal Procession & Paschal Matins+
  • Sun. 120am +Paschal Liturgy+ & Agape  Meal in Hall (until ~3am)
  • Sun. 2pm +Agape Paschal Vespers & Picnic+ moved to church due to extreme weather
    • Full Meal, Easter Egg Hunt, Various Activities
  • Mon. 9am Bright Monday Paschal Liturgy
  • Tue. 9am Bright Tuesday Paschal Matins
  • Wed. 630pm Paschal Vespers
    • Women’s Night afterwards (details TBA)
  • Thu. 8am Paschal Liturgy & Breakfast
  • Fri. 9am Paschal Liturgy for Life-Giving Spring
    • 6pm Bright Friday Ethnic Dance in Hall (open to all!)
  • Sat. Youth & Young Adult Hike in Berea (Vespers @ the Pinnacles!)
  • Sat.  630pm Deacon’s Vespers in Nicholasville (no Confessions)

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