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

Four in Three


Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books of the Bible. We find classic lines like, “To everything there is a season,” or “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!” Taken as a whole, the Book of Ecclesiastes is full of wonderful wisdom. During my time at the seminary, a beloved priest professor would encourage us to read the entire book from beginning to end whenever we felt overwhelmed with the pressures of life. This tool served me well as a student, and has become a valuable tool in my ministry to Christ’s Church. A Priest witnesses all the emotions of life. You rejoice at the birth of a child and you mourn with the passing of a loved one. Ecclesiastes verbalizes this sentiment well.


In the past three weeks, I have participated in four funerals. Four beloved individuals left this world in the hope of the resurrection. Two funerals were for 30 something year old’s and two funerals were for 80 something year old’s, yet their loved ones shed the equal number of tears at each of the funerals. All four individuals left behind the same thing, a lasting memory of the relationships developed. Their grieving loved ones mourn their physical losses.


In late February, we lost Kevin, a 33 year old loving husband, father of two, son and good friend. Kevin battled stage 4 oral cancer for 16 months before leaving this life. During his last days, as he prepared to die, he taught those around him how to live! His love for baseball inspired a road trip, with his father, to San Francisco to see his beloved Giants play, and the holidays gave him the opportunity to express his love for his family and friends as they showered him with their loving sentiments. I stood, in rapt amazement, watching his beautiful young wife, with her their two year old child in her arms, sharing cherished memories. She made us laugh and she made us cry, but she reminded us that our hope as Christians is in our Lord’s Resurrection.

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