2015 Lenten, Holy Week, and Paschal Schedule

2015 Lenten, Holy Week, and Paschal Schedule (2015)

Great Lent 2015: Services
These are the special services we will celebrate for Great Lent this year.

Sunday, February 22nd            9:00 AM            Divine Liturgy & Forgiveness

Monday, February 23rd            7:00 PM            Great Canon of St. Andrew

Tuesday, February 24th            7:00 PM            Great Canon of St. Andrew 

Wednesday, February 25th     9:00 AM           Great Canon of St. Andrew
                                                          6:30 PM            Presanctified Liturgy (w/class at 6PM)

Thursday, February 26th          9:00 AM            Great Canon of St. Andrew

Friday, February 27th                 7:00 PM           Akathist to the Birthgiver of God

Saturday, February 28th            8:00 AM          Divine Liturgy w/Kolyva (St. Theodore)

Sunday, March 1st                         5:00 PM          Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers
                                                                             St. Mary’s AOC, 249 High St., Pawtucket, RI

Wednesday, March 4th             6:30 PM            Presanctified Liturgy (w/class at 6PM)           

Friday, March 6th                        7:00 PM          Akathist to the Birthgiver of God

Saturday, March 7th                   10:00 AM            All Souls Liturgy

Sunday, March 8th                        5:00 PM            Pan-Orthodox Vespers
                                             St John the Baptist ROC, 501 East School Street, Woonsocket, RI

Wednesday, March 11th             6:30 PM            Presanctified Liturgy (w/class at 6PM)

Friday, March 13th                         7:00 PM            Akathist to the Birthgiver of God

Saturday, March 14th            9:00 AM             All-Soul’s Liturgy & Lenten Retreat
                                                                                          at St. Andrew’s in Boston, MA

Sunday, March 15th                         5:00 PM            Pan-Orthodox Vespers
                                                                            Assumption GOC, 97 Walcott St., Pawtucket, RI

Wednesday, March 18th             6:30 PM            Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (w/class at 6PM)

Friday, March 20th                         7:00 PM            Akathist to the Birthgiver of God

Saturday, March 21st                         10:00 AM            All Souls Liturgy

Sunday, March 22nd                         5:00 PM            Pan-Orthodox Vespers,
                               St. Michael UOC  
74 Harris Ave., Woonsocket, RI

Wednesday, March 25th               6:30 PM    Presanctified Liturgy (w/class at 6PM)

Thursday, March 26th             7:00 PM            Great Canon of St. Andrew 

Friday, March 27th                         6:00 PM            Akathist to the Birthgiver of God

Saturday, March 28th              ALL DAY            UOL Lenten Retreat in Bethlehem, PA

Sunday, March 29th                     5:00 PM            Pan-Orthodox Vespers,
                               Sts. Mary & Mena COC, 2433 Scituate Ave, Cranston RI

Wednesday, April 1st      6:00 PM            Presanctified Liturgy (w/ Pot Luck Dinner)
Saturday, April 4th          10:00 AM            Lazarus Saturday: Divine Liturgy
                                               6:00 PM            Parish Vigil of Palm Sunday, Blessing of Palms           

During Great Lent, we are encouraged to slow down the pace of our lives and spend more time in quiet and prayer. Unless we focus on the basics (prayer, family, worship) and downsize the rest, the additional disciplines of Lent will either go unused or just add stress to our lives. Neither approach is useful.


 

 

 

HOLY WEEK, PASCHA, AND BRIGHT WEEK 2015

Sunday, April 5th             PALM SUNDAY
9:00AM                        Divine Liturgy (children & youth participate in the Great Entrance)
6:30PM                        Bridegroom Matins

Monday, April 6th              GREAT (PASSION) WEEK – MONDAY
4:00PM                        Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
6:30PM                        Bridegroom Matins

Tuesday, April 7th              THE ANNUNCIATION!!!
4:00PM                        Vesperal Liturgy
6:30PM                        Bridegroom Matins

Wednesday, April 8th   GREAT (PASSION) WEEK – WEDNESDAY
10:00AM                        Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
 3:00 PM                        Holy Unction Service at St. Michael’s
5:00PM                        Bridegroom Matins
7:00PM                        Combined Holy Unction Service at St. John’s in Woonsocket

Thursday, April 9th              GREAT THURSDAY –  Mystical Supper
3:00PM                        Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, preparation of Reserved Sacrament
6:00PM                        Matins of the Holy Passion (Service of the 12 Passion Gospels)

Friday, April 10th              GREAT FRIDAY – Saving Passion of Christ
9:00AM                        Royal Hours
6:30PM                        Great Vespers – Burial of Christ w/ Procession
9:00PM                        Matins of Holy Saturday and All Night Vigil at the Tomb of Christ

Saturday, April 11th              GREAT SATURDAY AND HOLY PASCHA
4:00PM                        Vesperal (Resurrection) Liturgy of St. Basil and Readings
7:00PM                        Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
10:00PM                        Paschal Midnight Office, Procession, Matins & Divine Liturgy;
                                       Blessing (and eating!!!) of Paschal Baskets in the Church Hall

Sunday, April 12th              SUNDAY OF PASCHA
9:00AM                        Paschal Orthros and Obednitsa
11:00AM                        Agape Vespers of Pascha, Blessing of remaining Paschal Baskets
2:00PM                        Agape Vespers of Pascha (URI Outreach)

Monday, April 13th                BRIGHT MONDAY
10:00AM                        Paschal Divine Liturgy

Sunday, April 19th              ST THOMAS SUNDAY
9:00AM                        Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Graves at St. Michael Cemetery

Saturday, April 25th        HIERARCHICAL LITURGY, CONSECRATION OF  
                                               ALTAR, ORDINATION, & PARISH PASCHAL DINNER
8:30AM                        Greeting of Bishop
9:00AM                        Consecration
10:30AM                      Hierarchical Liturgy & Ordination Parish Dinner
3:00                               Paschal and Celebratory Feast (seating at 2PM)

 

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