Sunday Bulletin 4/2/23

Bulletin as of April 1 2023


Saturday, Apr. 1  –  Lazarus Saturday    

8:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Divine Liturgy

6:30 PM          Reader Vespers

Sunday, Apr. 2  –  Palm and Flowery Sunday            

8:30 AM          Matins

9:30 AM          Divine Liturgy

Monday, Apr. 3  –  Holy Monday       

8:30 AM          Bridegroom Matins

5:30 PM          Akathist* for those suffering Addictions & Mental Illness

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Tuesday, Apr. 4  –  Holy Tuesday      

8:30 AM          Bridegroom Matins

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, Apr. 5  –  Holy Wednesday 

8:30 AM          Bridegroom Matins

6:30 PM          Presanctified Divine Liturgy

Thursday, Apr. 6  –  Holy Thursday       

8:30 AM          Matins

6:30 PM          Divine Liturgy

Friday, Apr. 7  –  Good Friday         

12:00 PM        Strasti Matins

6:00 PM          Santa Paula Good Friday Vespers

6:30 PM          Good Friday Vespers

Saturday, Apr. 8  –  Holy Saturday      

8:30 AM          Jerusalem Matins

5:00 PM          Santa Paula Outreach Paschal Vigil

Sunday, Apr. 9  –  Pascha, The Resurrection of Our Lord

9:00 AM          Paschal Matins & Divine Liturgy with the blessing of baskets

*Add first names to this prayer service by emailing


St. Mary’s: Sundays 8:45 AM or by appointment

Santa Paula: Saturdays 4:15 PM or by appointment


(Please resubmit or submit names to

The Carlin Family, Michael Hefferon, Shirley Kunze, Michael Mina, Peter Mina, Fr, John Mina, Mila Mina, Lana Zimmerman, Patrick Zimmerman, Shannon O’Neill, Fern Bonowicz, Melanie Murray, Gene Francis, All the sick and suffering of St. Mary’s


Collection: $1,625.00; Online: $180.00; Santa Paula: $406.00; Candles: $59.00

Total: $2,270.00 / Attendance – PSM: 72; VCO: 40

Pascha Potluck

Sign-up sheets for the Potluck following Paschal Liturgy are in the small hall. The Chirdons are generously roasting lamb for the occasion. While you sign up for Pascha, check out the other sign-up sheets in the small hall for all the other events we have during Holy Week. An important evening to note is the Holy Thursday supper; fasting is relaxed that evening to allow wine and oil in commemoration of the Last Supper.

The Old Testament Roots of Today’s Reading

  • John 12:13:  they took palm branches and went out to meet him, and cried out: “Hosanna! (“Savior”) Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.”
  • Leviticus 23:40 – On the first day you shall gather fruit of majestic trees, branches of palms, and boughs of leafy trees and valley willows. Then for a week you shall make merry before the LORD, your God.
  • 1 Maccabees 13: 51 – the Jews entered the citadel with shouts of praise, the waving of palm branches, the playing of harps and cymbals and lyres, and the singing of hymns and canticles, because a great enemy of Israel had been crushed.
  • 2 Maccabees 10: 6-7 – Carrying rods entwined with leaves, beautiful branches and palms, they sang hymns of grateful praise to him who had successfully brought about the purification of his own place.
  • Psalm 118: 25-26 – LORD, grant salvation!  LORD, grant good fortune!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.  We bless you from the house of the LORD.
  • Zachariah 9:9 – Exult greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! Behold: your king is coming to you, a just savior is he, Humble, and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.


 “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:

Saturday, April 1 –

  • 11:00 AM