2017 Holy Week Schedule
There are morning (8:30am) Divine Liturgies during Holy Week
Liturgy of the Presantified Gifts with Holy Annointing 7:00pm
Divine Liturgy with Vespers 7:00pm
Burial Vespers 8:00pm
Saturday 15 April 2017
Adoration / Private Devotions 9:00am - 2:00pm
Resurrection of Our Lord - Pascha
Resurrection Matins 10:00am
Divine Liturgy 11:00am
followed by blessing of Easter Baskets
SUNDAYS at 11 a.m.
* Sunday Divine Liturgy is followed by coffee and refreshments and fellowship.
WEEKDAYS at 8:30 am
Please refer to the current weekly bulletin for the schedule each week, as the schedule may change due to Father's schedule.
Tuesday-Thursday at 8:30 am
* Tuesday Divine Liturgy is followed by coffee, refreshments and discussion
** Weekday schedule is subject to change. Please refer to the weekly bulletin.
HOLY DAYS at 8:30 am (unless otherwise noted.) Please check the current Bulletin for any changes.
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - Fridays during Great Lent at 5:30 p.m.
Friday March 3 at 5:30 pm, followed by a simple meatless meal.
Friday March 10 at 5:30 pm, followed by a simple meatless meal.
Friday March 17 at 5:30 pm, followed by a simple meatless meal.
Friday March 24 at 5:30 pm, followed by a simple meatless meal.
Friday March 31 at 5:30 pm, followed by a simple meatless meal.
Friday April 7 at 5:30 pm, followed by a simple meatless meal.
Tuesday April 11 at 7 p.m., with Holy Anointing (no meal)
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is a service unique to the Eastern Church and the Byzantine Rite. It is celebrated during the Great Fast, and provides the faithful with the opportunity to receive Holy Communion on those days when then the Eucharistic Sacrifice is not celebrated. The word "presanctified" indicates that the "gifts" (the Body and Blood of Christ) which are distributed at the service are those consecrated at a previous Eucharist. Historically, we know for a fact that the per-sanctified liturgy itself was used as early as 692 when it was decreed by the Council of Trullo that the liturgy would be served during the weekdays of Lent. We also have record of pre-sanctified being celebrated as early as the early 600s in writings of St. Gregory the Diologist.