2018 Holy Week & Bright Week Schedule
The End of the Great Fast & the Beginning of the Higher Fast of Holy Week
BEHOLD THE BRIDGROOM COMETH! During the first service on Palm Sunday evening, the priest carries the icon of Christ the Bridegroom into the church. The icon is brought to the front of the church and remains there until Holy Thursday. The icon depicts Christ as the Bridegroom of the Church, bearing the marks of his suffering, yet preparing the way for a marriage feast in his Kingdom. He is dressed in the icon according to the mockery of the Roman guards just prior to his crucifixion.
Here is the schedule which is also available on our parish calendar.
Lazarus Saturday, March 31 – 9:30am Divine Liturgy / Palm Cross making following Liturgy / 11a-1p Mystery of Holy Confession
The Feast of Palm Sunday, The Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, April 1 – 9:30am Divine Liturgy with blessing of Palms and Pussy Willows
Holy Monday – 7pm Presanctified Liturgy / followed by the Mystery of Confession
Holy Tuesday – 7pm Presanctified Liturgy / followed by the Mystery of Confession
Holy Wednesday – 7pm Mystery of Holy Unction / followed by the Mystery of Confession (***Final day for Holy Confessions before Pascha)
Holy Thursday – 9:30am Vesperal Liturgy / 7pm 12 Passion Gospels (Matins of Friday)
Holy and Good Friday – 9:30am Royal Hours / 7pm Vespers and Procession of the Holy Shroud
Holy Saturday – 9:30am Vesperal Liturgy / 7pm Resurrection Matins / Blessing of Paschal Baskets
PASCHA, the Feast of Feasts, The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, April 8 – 9:30am Paschal Divine Liturgy
Bright Monday – 9:30am Paschal Divine Liturgy with Gospel Procession
Bright Wednesday - 7pm Akathist Hymn to St. Panteleimon, Holy Great-martyr and Healer
Bright Friday – 9:30am Paschal Divine Liturgy