2016 Lenten Schedule

Lenten Schedule 2016

14:MARCH

Monday: Great Lent Begins


14:MARCH

Monday: Forgiveness Vespers at 7pm


16:MARCH

Wednesday: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30pm


18:MARCH

Friday: Akathist Hymn at 7pm


19:MARCH

Saturday of Souls: Orthros at 9:00am followed by Liturgy at 9:30am


19:MARCH

Saturday of Souls: Memorial Prayers/Westlake Village at 11:30am


20:MARCH

Sunday: Procession of Icons. Orthors at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am


23:MARCH

Wednesday: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30pm


25:MARCH

Friday: Annunciation Divine Liturgy at 9:30am


25:MARCH

Friday: Akathist Hymn at 7pm


30:MARCH

Wednesday: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30pm


1:APRIL

Friday: Akathist Hymn at 7pm


3:APRIL

Sunday: Veneration of the Holy Cross: Orthors at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am


6:APRIL

Wednesday: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30pm


8:APRIL

Friday: Akathist Hymn at 7pm


10:APRIL

Sunday: Sunday of St. John Climacus: Orthors at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am


13:APRIL

Wednesday: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at 6:30pm


15:APRIL

Friday: Akathist Hymn at 7pm


17:APRIL

Sunday: Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt: Orthors at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am


19:APRIL

Tuesday: Holy Week Prep Choir/Chanter Meeting at 7pm


23:APRIL

Saturday of Lazurus: Orthors at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am


24:APRIL

Palm Sunday: Orthors at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am


25:APRIL

Monday: Bridegroom Service at 7pm


26:APRIL

Tuesday: Bridegroom Service at 7pm


27:APRIL

Wednesday: Holy Unction at 7pm


28:APRIL

Thursday: Liturgy of St. Basil at 10am


28:APRIL

Thursday: 12 Gospels of Christ 6:30pm


29:APRIL

Friday: Royal Hours 10am


29:APRIL

Friday: Decent from the Cross 3:00pm


29:APRIL

Friday: Lamentations 7:00pm


30:APRIL

Saturday: Liturgy of St. Basil at 10am


30:APRIL

Saturday: Resurrection Service 11:00pm


30:APRIL

Saturday: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 12:00am (Midnight)


01:May

Sunday: Agape Vespers 12:00pm (Noon)


01:May

Sunday: Agape Picnic 1:00pm


Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Encounter Christ


Many Evangelical Christians can name the date in which they were “Born Again.” The day in which they made Christ a priority in their life. Many of us, as Orthodox Christians, make that commitment on the day of our Baptism and Christmation, as infants. Are we transformed by the love of Christ? Do we allow ourselves to be transformed by Christ? There is a common theme in the Sunday Gospel readings following Pascha (Easter). Each of these five Sunday Gospels after Pascha distinguish a person (or persons) transformed by Christ.

The Sunday following Pascha we hear of “Doubting” Thomas. Thomas is skeptical about the encounter his brother disciples have with the risen Lord and make a bold proclamation, “Unless I see and touch!” The Lord reveals himself to Thomas and Thomas is immediately transformed. Without having to touch, he exclaims, “My Lord and my God!” Thomas encounter’s Christ and his faith is renewed.

The second Sunday after Pascha, we learn of the Myrrh-Bearing Women. These brave women approach the tomb of Christ and find it empty. Having encountered Christ, they return and share the good news with the disciples. Then on the third Sunday after our Lord’s Resurrection the Church shares the story of the paralytic. Although this happens before the Lord’s crucifixion, it holds fast to the theme of “Encountering Christ.” The man has suffered with an infirmity for 38 years...

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