Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace

Cathedral of the Theotokos of Great Grace

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Schedule of Services for Lazarus Saturday, Holy Week and Pascha 2016




Friday                                   EVE OF LAZARUS SATURDAY
April 22, 2016

5:00pm                                 Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
8:00pm                                 Great Compline with Akathist Hymn to the
                                              Most Holy Mother of God


Saturday
April 23, 2016                     LAZARUS SATURDAY

6:00am                                  Matins/Orthros
9:00am                                  Third & Sixth Hours
9:30am                                  Pontifical Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
6:00pm                                  Festal Vigil of Palm Sunday


Sunday
April 24, 2016                     PALM SUNDAY – THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY OF
                                             OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST INTO JERUSALEM

6:00am                                  Matins/Orthros
9:00am                                  Third & Sixth Hours
9:30am                                  Pontifical Divine Liturgy of St. Peter the Apostle
5:00pm                                  Vespers
8:00pm                                  Small Compline


Monday
April 25, 2016                     HOLY MONDAY

6:00am                                  Bridegroom Matins & First Hour
9:00am                                  Third Hour
12:00pm                                Sixth Hour & Spiritual Reflection on the Passion of Christ
3:00pm                                  Ninth Hour
5:00pm                                  Vespers w/Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
8:00pm                                  Great Compline


Tuesday
April 26, 2016                     HOLY TUESDAY

6:00am                                  Bridegroom Matins & First Hour
9:00am                                  Third Hour
12:00pm                                Sixth Hour & Spiritual Reflection on the Passion of Christ
3:00pm                                  Ninth Hour
5:00pm                                  Vespers w/Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
8:00pm                                  Great Compline


Wednesday
April 27, 2016                     HOLY WEDNESDAY

6:00am                                  Bridegroom Matins & First Hour
9:00am                                  Third Hour
12:00pm                                Sixth Hour & Spiritual Reflection on the Passion of Christ
3:00pm                                  Ninth Hour & Sacrament of Confession and Reconciliation
5:00pm                                  Vespers w/Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
8:00pm                                  Small Compline w/Holy Anointing Service


Thursday
April 28, 2016                     GREAT & HOLY THURSDAY

6:00am                                  Matins/Orthros & First Hour
9:00am                                  Third & Sixth Hours
9:30am                                   Pontifical Divine Liturgy (St. Peter the Apostle) 
                                               of the Sacred and Holy Chrism
5:00pm                                  Vespers w/Pontifical Divine Liturgy (St. Basil the Great) 
                                               of the Lord’s Supper with the Rite of Washing of Feet
9:00pm                                  Service of the Agony of Christ in the Garden and 
                                               the Betrayal by Judas


Friday
April 29, 2016                     HOLY & GOOD FRIDAY

6:00am                                  Matins/Orthros & First Hour
9:00am                                  The Third Hour
12:00pm – 3:00pm               Passion Service
3:00pm - 4:00pm                  Silent Veneration before the Crucified Christ
4:00pm                                  Vespers w/the Taking Down from the Cross, Procession 
                                               and Burial (Funeral Service) of Our Lord, 
                                               God and Savior Jesus Christ
8:00pm                                  Lamentations Service
10:00pm                                All-Night Vigil at the Tomb of the Lord 
                                               (Cathedral open all night)


Saturday
April 30, 2016                     GREAT & HOLY SATURDAY

6:00am                                  Matins/Orthros and First Hour w/Akathist to the 
                                              Tomb and Resurrection of Christ
9:00am                                  Third Hour
12:00pm                                Sixth Hour w/Blessing of Easter Food and Baskets
1:00pm to 2:00pm               Distribution of Free Easter Baskets
3:00pm                                 Ninth Hour
4:00pm                                 Vespers w/Divine Liturgy (St. Basil the Great) of 
                                              the Harrowing of Hell
8:30pm                                 The Great Vigil of Pascha (Easter)



Sunday
May 1, 2016                        PASCHA – THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF 
                                             OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST

12:00am                               Paschal Matins
1:00am                                 Pontifical Divine Liturgy (St. Peter the Apostle) 
                                             of the Resurrection
3:00am                                 Parish Pascal Breakfast
2:00pm                                 Free Community Easter Buffet
4:00pm                                 Paschal Vespers


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