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

God’s Holy Word


A great benefit of spending time at summer camp is the opportunity to disconnect from technology. Not having a phone or internet connection gets you excited to receive mail. A great joy is receiving a (good old fashioned) letter from home. The delight in holding an envelope with the familiar handwriting of a loved one is a highlight for all the staff, counselors and campers. Everyone gets electrified when they get mail (real, handwritten, stamped envelope mail).

One afternoon at St. Sophia Camp, the Director handed me a small envelope sent to me from Christie. I took it, looked at it and put it in my pocket. “You gonna read it?” He asked. I nodded, smiled and walked to the chapel to prepare for evening vespers. I placed it on the altar and put my vestments on for the service.

Vespers ended and the kids were excited to go up the hill to mail call, anticipating their own letters and packages. Prior to their leaving the chapel I shared with them the unopened envelope from my wife. I asked, “What if I just set this letter from my wife on my night stand and never opened or read it?” The responses were touching and hilarious.

One little guy said, “I think you should read it, it will make you happy!” Another jokingly said, “You might end up sleeping on the couch if you don’t.” An older teen girl said, “That’s just coldhearted, what if...

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