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Palm Sunday

“By raising Lazarus from the dead before thy passion, / thou didst confirm the universal resurrection, 0 Christ God! / Like the children with the branches of victory, / we cry out to Thee, O Vanquisher of Death: / Hosanna in the highest! / Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord!”

Holy Hierarch Basil, bishop of Ryazan

Venerable Basil the Confessor, bishop of Parium (after 754)

Venerable Isaac the Syrian, abbot of Spoleto (550)

Venerable Anthusa the Virgin-martyr of Constantinople (801)

Venerable Martyrs Menas, David and John of Palestine (after 636)

Hieromartyr Xeno, bishop of Verona (c260)

Venerable Akakios the Younger of Mt Athos (1730)

Translation of the Precious Belt of the Mother of God to Constantinople

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Palm Sunday; Entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem

Phil 4.4-9 (Epistle)

Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

John 12.1-18 (Gospel)

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always. Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus. The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!” Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.” His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him. Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.

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

Wednesday, April 8
6:00 pm Presanctfied Liturgy

Friday, April 10
6:00 pm Presanctfied Liturgy

Saturday, April 11
Lazarus Saturday
9:30 am Hours & Divine Liturgy
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, April 12
Palm Sunday
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3:00 pm Bridegroom Matins

Monday, April 13
Holy Monday
8:00 am Presanctified Liturgy
6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins

Tuesday, April 14
Holy Tuesday
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Wednesday, April 15
Holy Wednesday
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Thursday, April 16
Holy Thursday
10:00 am Vesperal Divine Liturgy
6:00 pm 12 Passion Gospels

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Holy Friday
9:00 am Royal Hours
2:00 pm Vespers/Entombing
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Saturday, April 18
Holy Saturday
10:00 am Vesperal Liturgy of Pascha
11:30 pm Vigil of Pascha

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