Sunday Bulletin 4/10/22

Bulletin as of April 9 2022

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday, Apr. 10  – Palm Sunday         

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Apr. 11 – Holy Monday         

8:30 AM          Bridegroom Matins

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, Apr. 12 – Holy Tuesday        

8:30 AM          Bridegroom Matins

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 – Holy Wednesday   

8:30 AM          Bridegroom Matins

9:30 AM          Photina Prayer Walk

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

7:30 PM          Firepit Social

Thursday, Apr. 14 – Holy Thursday      

8:30 PM          Matins

6:30 PM          Vesper-Divine Liturgy

Friday, Apr. 8 – Good Friday            

12:00 PM        Stratsi Matins

6:30 PM          Vespers and Shroud Procession

Saturday, Apr. 9 – Holy Saturday          

8:30 AM          Jerusalem Matins

5:00 PM          Vesper-Divine Liturgy for Pascha and Blessing of Baskets

Sunday, Apr. 10 – Pascha The Resurrection of Our Lord          

9:30 AM          Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy   

11:30 AM        Blessing of Baskets and Feast              

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people in your prayers: Estella Biedenbender,  Ken Bosak, Fletes Family: Alicia, Frankie, Layla, Lupita & Veronica, Victoria Flores, Larry Goodwin, Holly Garlow,  Michelle Grana, Virginia Harrington, Jeanne Hart, Michael Hefferon, Nicole Hefferon, Rob Hooper, Chris Johnson, Mary-Jo Koman-Keogh, Patricia Kurczak,  Irene Lehman, Elizabeth & John Mallas, Dylan Mancia, Toni Martin, Marg Mauro, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Pedro Medina, Mina family: Mila, Diana, Rev. John & Mike,  Shannon O’Neill, Denise Painter, Austin Pearce, Tanya Petach, Casandra Porch, Nicholas, Rodriguez Diane Romano, Paul Saucedo, Kathleen Savko, Robert Stamer, Leanne Steuer, Mary Washko, Dina & Matthew Wiggins,  Carmen Zambrano, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Fr. Chris Zugger and all those who serve in the Armed Forces

WEEKLY DEPOSIT

Collection: $3,773.00; Candles: $46.50; Online: $410.00; VC Outreach: $490.00; Church Improvements: $225.00; Socials: $57.50; Married Priest Subsistence: $570.00

Total: $5,5572.00 / Attendance- PSM: 69 VCO: 45

 

Palm Sunday

The feast of Christ’s triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday, is one of the twelve major feasts of the Church. The services of this Sunday follow directly from those of Lazarus Saturday. The church building continues to be vested in resurrectional splendor, filled with hymns which continually repeat the Hosanna offered to Christ as the Messiah-King who comes in the name of God the Father for the salvation of the world.

The main troparion of Palm Sunday is the same one sung on Lazarus Saturday. It is sung at all of the services, and is used at the Divine Liturgy as the third antiphon which follows the other special psalm verses which are sung as the liturgical antiphons in the place of those normally used. The second troparion of the feast, as well as the kontakion and the other verses and hymns, all continue to glorify Christ’s triumphal manifestation “six days before the Passover” when he will give himself at the Supper and on the Cross for the life of the world.

Today the grace of the Holy Spirit has gathered us together. Let us all take up Thy cross and say: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest! (First Verse of Vespers).

When we were buried with Thee in baptism, O Christ God, we were made worthy of eternal life by Thy resurrection. Now we praise Thee and sing: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord! (Second Troparion).

Sitting on Thy throne in heaven, and carried on a foal on earth, O Christ God, accept the praise of angels and the songs of children who sing: Blessed is he who comes to recall Adam! (Kontakion).

At the vigil of the feast of Palm Sunday the prophecies of the Old Testament about the Messiah-King are read together with the Gospel accounts of the entry of Christ into Jerusalem. At Matins branches are blessed which the people carry throughout the celebration as the sign of their own glorification of Jesus as Saviour and King. These branches are usually palms, or, in the Slavic churches, pussy willows which came to be customary because of their availability and their early blossoming in the springtime.

As the people carry their branches and sing their songs to the Lord on Palm Sunday, they are judged together with the Jerusalem crowd. For it was the very same voices which cried Hosanna to Christ, which, a few days later, cried Crucify Him! Thus in the liturgy of the Church the lives of men continue to be judged as they hail Christ with the “branches of victory” and enter together with Him into the days of His “voluntary passion.”

Excerpt www.oca.org

 

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Our Lord entered into Jerusalem humbly and yet as King before going to His voluntary suffering and death. Is He calling you to respond to His example by a vocation as a priest, deacon, monk or nun? Contact the Vocations Office at 206-329-9219 or email: vocations@ephx.org

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