On Great and Holy Pascha 2019, parishioners, family, and friends of Four Evangelists Orthodox Church celebrated the glorious Feast of Our Lord’s Resurrection with much anticipation, joy, and excitement. You can view a few pictures of the night from the Midnight Office, the procession, Paschal Matins, and the Festal Divine Liturgy, concluding with the blessing of Pascha baskets, by clicking on our photo page.
Having completed the forty days that bring profit to our soul, we beseech You in Your love for man: Grant us also to behold the Holy Week of Your Passion, that in it we may glorify Your mighty acts and Your ineffable dispensation for our sakes, singing with one mind: O Lord, glory to You.Aposticha, Friday Matins in the 6th week of Great Lent
Glory to Jesus Christ! We have made our way through Great Lent and now with Lazarus Saturday / Palm Sunday behind us, we find ourselves in Holy Week.
Please join us for the following services as we seek to enter into the Passion of Our Lord and then into the joy of His glorious Resurrection. All are welcome!
Great & Holy Wednesday, April 24
7PM Service of Holy Unction
Great & Holy Thursday, April 25
7PM Passion Gospels Service
Great & Holy Friday April 26
2PM Vespers of the Cross
7PM Jerusalem Matins w/ Procession
Great & Holy Saturday, April 27
10AM Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
11:30PM Midnight Office (Rush Service)
Great & Holy Pascha, April 28
12AM Procession and Paschal Matins, Festal Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Pascha Baskets, Agape Feast
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
It won’t be long until we will greet each other with this joyous phrase. In sharing the greeting and joy of this glorious Feast, we are sending a Pascha (Easter) card to the friends and families of our parish. To add your name(s) or to remember the name(s) of your departed loved ones on our Pascha card, we humbly ask for a small donation as we attempt this outreach. Our card will also contain a schedule of our Pascha services along with a greeting letter from Fr. Gregory.
If you wish to have your name(s) included on our card, please complete and return the attached form to Fr. Gregory or Alex Krowzow (or mail it to the listed address) no later than April 1, 2019. Checks may be made out to Four Evangelists Orthodox Church. All proceeds will benefit our parish.
“And though every day a man lives may rightly be a day of repentance, yet is it in these days more becoming, more appropriate, to confess our sins, to fast, and to give alms to the poor; since in these days you may wash clean the sins of the whole year.” – St. John Chrysostom
Please join us for the services listed below during this coming Great Lent, Passion Week, and Holy Pascha. A printable copy can be found here. Hard copies will also be available in the March newsletter made available in the narthex. Please check the calendar for changes.
Sunday, March 10 – Sunday of the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise (Cheesefare) w/ Rite of Forgiveness immediately after Liturgy
Monday, March 11 – 7PM Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Tuesday, March 12 – 7PM Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Wednesday, March 13 – 7PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Sunday, March 17 – Sunday of Orthodoxy Procession with Icons and Rite of Orthodoxy immediately after Liturgy
Wednesday, March 20 – 7PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Sunday, March 24 – Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
Sunday, March 24 – 6PM Vigil for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos
Wednesday, March 27 – 7PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Sunday, March 31 – Sunday of the Holy Cross
Wednesday, April 3 – 7PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Sunday, April 7 – Sunday of St. John of the Ladder
Wednesday, April 10 – 7PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Thursday, April 11 – 7PM Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Sunday, April 14 – Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Wednesday, April 17 – 7PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Palm Sunday, April 21 – Blessing of Willows and Palms at end of Liturgy
Holy Wednesday, April 24 – 7PM Service of Holy Unction
Holy Thursday, April 25 – 7PM Passion Gospels Service
Great & Holy Friday April 26 – 2PM Vespers of the Cross
Great & Holy Friday, April 26 – 7PM Jerusalem Matins with Procession
Great & Holy Saturday, April 27 – 10AM Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Great & Holy Saturday, April 27 – 11:30PM Rush Service
Great & Holy Pascha, April 28 – 12AM Procession and Paschal Matins, Festal Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Pascha Baskets, Agape Feast