Holy Week & Bright Week Schedule

The Great Fast has ended

We enter together into the Higher Fast of Holy Week leading us to the Feast of Feasts!


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.


Lazarus Saturday - April  8

   9:30 am Divine Liturgy / Palm Cross making / 11 am - 1 pm Mystery of Holy Confession

The Feast of Palm Sunday, The Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem - April 9

   9:30 am Divine Liturgy with Blessing of Palms and Willows

Holy Monday - April 10

   6:30 pm Bridegroom Matins and the Mystery of Confession

Holy Tuesday - April 11

   6:30 pm Bridegroom Matins and the Mystery of Confession

Holy Wednesday - April 12

   6:30 pm Mystery of the Anointing of the Sick (Sacrament of Holy Unction) and the Mystery of Confession

   *** Last opportunity for Holy Confession until after Pascha

Holy Thursday - April 13

   9:30 am St. Basil's Vesperal Liturgy of the Mystical Supper (Institution of the Eucharist)

   6:30 pm Matins with the 12 Passion Gospels (followed by setting of the Lord's Tomb)

Holy and Good Friday - A Day of Strict Fasting - April 14

   9:30am Royal Hours (followed by decorating the Tomb)

   6:30 pm Vespers and Burial Procession with the Holy Shroud (PlašÄ¨anitsa)

Holy Saturday - A Day of Strict Fasting - April 15

   9:30am Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil (Harrowing of Hades)

PASCHA, the Feast of Feasts, The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ - April 16

   9:00 am Resurrection Matins; Paschal Divine Liturgy; Blessing of Paschal Baskets; Paschal Pot-luck Meal; and Children's Egg Hunt

Bright Monday - April 17

   9:30 am Paschal Divine Liturgy with Gospel Procession

Bright Thursday - April 20

   6:30 pm Paschal Vespers

Bright Friday - April 21

   9:30 am Paschal Divine Liturgy

St. Thomas Sunday - April 23

   9:30am Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Graves (after coffee social)


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