Schedule of Divine Services

The Cathedral is open one hour
before service times.

*Confessions are heard after divine services on Thursday and Saturday evenings, and until 9:20am on Sundays.

*Memorial Prayers (panikhida)for the departed are offered on Saturdays at 5:15pm upon request made in advance.


Saturday, March 28

5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, March 29

5th of Lent: St Mary of Egypt
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9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

12:00 pm Reading Group (Ermolaev)

5:00 pm Sacrament of Holy Unction

Wednesday, April 1

6:00 pm Presanctfied Liturgy

Friday, April 3

6:00 pm Presanctfied Liturgy

Saturday, April 4

Lazarus Saturday

9:30 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, April 5

Palm Sunday
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9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

11:30 am Palm Sunday Fish Dinner

3:30 pm Bridegroom Matins

Monday, April 6

Holy Monday

8:00 am Presanctified Liturgy

6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins

Tuesday, April 7

Holy Tuesday

8:00 am Presanctified Liturgy

6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins

Wednesday, April 8

Holy Wednesday

8:00 am Presanctified Liturgy

6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins

Thursday, April 9

Holy Thursday

9:00 am Vesperal Divine Liturgy

6:00 pm 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 10

Holy Friday

9:00 am Royal Hours

2:00 pm Vespers/Entombing

6:00 pm Matins/Procession

Saturday, April 11

Holy Saturday

10:00 am Vesperal Liturgy of Pascha

11:30 pm Vigil of Pascha

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March 28, 2015

Fifth Saturday of Lent

Mark 8.27-31

And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” And he charged them to tell no one about him. And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

Heb 9.24-28

For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the Holy Place yearly with blood not his own; for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

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