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April 16 Holy Wednesday Evening

Wednesday, April 16

Holy Wednesday

8:00 am Presanctified Liturgy

9:30 am Prepare Church for Pascha - Come help!

6:00 pm Sacrament of Holy Unction

Thursday, April 17

Holy Thursday
No Confessions Today
Prep. for Pascha 12pm - 3pm - Come & help us!

9:30 am Vesperal Divine Liturgy

6:00 pm 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 18

Holy Friday
No Confessions Today

9:00 am Royal Hours

2:00 pm Vespers/Entombing

6:00 pm Matins/Procession

Saturday, April 19

Holy Saturday
No Confessions Today
Blessing Pascha Food Baskets: 1pm, 2pm 3pm and after Vigil at 3am.

10:00 am Vesperal Liturgy of Pascha

11:30 pm Vigil of Pascha

Sunday, April 20

Feast of Feasts
The Resurrection of our Lord
Holy Pascha

1:00 pm Vespers of Pascha

Monday, April 21

Bright Monday

9:00 am Paschal Liturgy

Friday, April 25

Theotokos: the Life-Giving Spring
Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark

6:00 pm 9th Hour/Vespers

Saturday, April 26

9:00 am Paschal Liturgy/Distribution of Artos

5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, April 27

Antipascha: Thomas Sunday

9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

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April 16, 2014

Holy Wednesday

Job 2.1-10

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. And the LORD said to Satan, “Whence have you come?” Satan answered the LORD, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you moved me against him, to destroy him without cause.” Then Satan answered the LORD, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. But put forth thy hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your power; only spare his life.” So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD, and afflicted Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a potsherd with which to scrape himself, and sat among the ashes. Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God, and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Exod 2.11-22

One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people. He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together; and he said to the man that did the wrong, “Why do you strike your fellow?” He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh, and stayed in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. When they came to their father Reuel, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?” They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and even drew water for us and watered the flock.” He said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.” And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah. She bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”

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