Holy Week


Lazarus Saturday


Lazarus Saturday (April 12)

Divine Liturgy - 8:30am
Great Vespers - 5:00pm


Before Holy Week begins, we celebrate Lazarus Saturday. This commemorates the miracle of Lazarus's resurrection by Christ. This miracle was performed as a preview to His own resurrection.
Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday (April 13)

Matins - 9:00am
Liturgy & Procession of Palms - 10:00am
Bridegroom Service - 7:00pm


The Sunday after the Saturday of Lazarus, we celebrate Palm Sunday when Christ entered Jerusalem. Immediately following the Divine Liturgy, the priest blesses palms and willows branches. We celebrate this holiday with fish meals.
Bridegroom Service


Holy Monday & Tuesday

Bridegroom Service - 7:00pm


On Sunday night, Holy Monday night and Holy Tuesday are the services of Christ the Bridegroom. The Church (faithful) is symbolically the bride and Christ is the groom. The church must prepare to unite with Christ, the bridegroom, for all eternity.
Palm Sunday


Holy Wednesday (April 16)

Holy Unction - 6:00 pm


On Holy Wednesday, in the afternoon or evening, the church offers the Sacrament of Holy Unction. During this service, the priest reads seven gospels, and seven blessings to bless the oil which will be used to heal the ailments of the body and soul. At the end of the service, the priest anoints each parishioner with the oil by making the sign of the cross on their forehead, cheeks, chin and hands.
Last Supper


Holy Thursday (April 17)

Vesperal Liturgy - 8:30 am
Passion Gospels - 7:00 pm


On Holy Thursday morning, the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great celebrated. During the evening service, the priest reads 12 Gospels that tell all of Christ's suffering that led to his Crucifixion.
Holy Friday


Great and Holy Friday (April 18)

Royal Hours - 8:30 am
Decorating of the bier follows Vespers - 1:00pm
Church School retreat follows
Lamentations and All Night Vigil - 7:00 pm.


Holy Friday morning is the Service for the reading of the Royal Hours. In the afternoon the service for the Descent from the Holy Cross is held, where the priests takes the body of Christ from the Cross and places it in the Epitaphio (funeral bier). After the service, the faithful come forth and kiss the Epitaphio. At night is the Matins of Lamentations (Epitaphios). The Epitaphios is lifted and taken in a procession, during which each parishioner passes under the Epitaphio.
Holy Saturday


Holy Saturday (April 19)

Vesperal Liturgy - 8:30 am
Procession, Matins and Paschal Liturgy - 10:30 pm


Holy Saturday morning is the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, celebrating the Myrrh Baring Women going to the Tomb. At night the Service of the Resurrection is held.
Pascha


Holy Pascha (April 20)

Agape Vespers - 12 noon


There is an afternoon Church Service on Pascha Sunday. It is referred to as Great Vespers of Agape (of Love). During this Service, the Gospel is read many different languages to symbolize the great commissioning to evangelize the world.




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Memory Eternal Metropolitan PHILIP

Visit the archdiocese website (antiochian.org) to view tributes and read biographies of His Eminence. And click these links to YouTube to relive the visit of the Metropolitan to Norwood in 2009:




MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • Confessions will be heard tonight, Monday & Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Tonight, Monday & Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Bridegroom Matins
  • Wednesday, 6:00 pm: Holy Unction Service
  • Thursday of Holy Week: Vesperal Liturgy, 8:30 am Gospels / Crucifixion Service, 7:00 pm with Bishop JOHN
  • Great and Holy Friday: Royal Hours, 8:30 am (and decorating the bier) Vespers, 1:00 pm and the Church School retreat Lamentations, 7:00 pm (The church will remain open until midnight for those wishing to pray at the Vigil.)
  • Holy Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy, 8:30 am (and decorating the church)
  • Saturday at 10:30 PM, Holy Pascha: Rush Service, Matins & Paschal Liturgy, followed by breakfast in the Parish Hall
  • Sunday, the 20th: 12:00 noon, Agape Vespers (Can you read the Gospel in a foreign language? Let Father know today.)
  • April 27: Thomas Sunday - The Sunday after Pascha will be a special celebration. We will be celebrating the feast of our patron, the Great- Martyr George. The Ladies of Saint George are sponsoring a meal at coffee hour to benefit the Syrian orphans project. Sign up today.
  • May 4: At the request of His Eminence Metropolitan SILOUAN, Patriarchal Vicar of the archdiocese, the 40-Day Memorial for Metropolitan PHILIP will be offered in all churches. On that same day we will be honoring our church school and high school graduates after the Liturgy. The festivities include the annual BBQ.
  • May 18: Champagne Brunch - Make plans now to be at the OCC after Liturgy for a jazz brunch -- a fund raiser for our church.


BLESSING OF PASCHA BASKETS

Bring your Pascha Basket to Liturgy Saturday night. Place them on the steps before the altar.



BAKE SALE TODAY

The Ladies of Saint George are having a Bake Sale at Coffee Hour today. There are goodies for fasting, as well as some to save for next Sunday. Your support is very much appreciated.



FOOD FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE

Remember to bring back your Food For Hungry People box so that we can forward all the donations.



PASCHA GIFTS

Offerings for Pascha should be left in the designated envelopes today. The list of donors will be printed in the bulletin next week.



PARISH LIFE CONFERENCE

A note from Saint George in West Roxbury, host parish of the PLC: If you plan to attend the Diocesan Parish Life Conference in June [and we hope you do] please be advised that room choice at the Radisson Hotel in Plymouth is becoming extremely limited - already suites are sold out and there are only a few king size rooms available. Please make your reservation today and hold your room. Go online to the Saint George website http://www.stgeorgeofboston.org/ and click on the Parish Life Conference logo in the upper right corner. On the Conference page click on Hotel Reservation. Select the dates [19-22 June 2014 or whatever nights you will be staying] and select the number of rooms you want and the number of adults/children for your stay. On the reservation page enter promotional code PLC14. You will then see what's available. You can also call the hotel directly at 508.747.4900. ask for reservations to PLC14 Saint George Church.





 

 


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Regular Schedule of Services

Sunday
9:00 AM - Matins
10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
11:30 AM - Coffee Hour

Saturday
5:00 PM - Great Vespers

Confessions are heard on Saturdays after Great Vespers or by appointment



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