Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 10 AM

Holy Week

2019 April 20 - 28 the Holy Week Services of the Holy Orthodox Church
at St. Mary of Egypt, Greenwood, IN

Saturday of Lazarus the Righteous - April 20, 2019

    • 10:00 AM - St. Lazarus The Righteous Divine Liturgy 
    • 5:00 PM - Great Vespers 

    Theme: The fourth day raising of Lazarus from the dead, as the pledge of the universal resurrection of mankind.

    Palm Sunday - April 21, 2019

    • 8:50 AM - Matins 
    • 10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy (Procession with palms). Pitch-in meal follows
    • 6:30 PM - Bridegroom Service

    Theme: Triumphal Entrance of the True King into Jerusalem. He inaugurates His Kingdom.

    Zechariah 9:9

      Holy Monday - April 22, 2019

      • 6:30 PM - Bridegroom Service 

      Theme: bearing the fruits and our response to God.

      Matthew 21:18-43;  24:3-35

        Holy Tuesday - April 23, 2019

        • 6:30 PM - Bridegroom Service

        Theme: condemnation of the blind and hypocritical religion. The End: ten wise virgins, ten talents, the Last Judgement
          Matthew 22:15-23:39; 24:36-26:2

            Holy Wednesday - April 24, 2019

            • 6:30 PM - Holy Unction (Anointing) Service 

            Theme: Now is the judgment of this world. The Son of Man shall be delivered up, as it is written of Him Christ's exodus to His Father and His fulfillment of the whole history of salvation.
            James 5:14–1; John 12:17-5; Matthew 26:6-16

              Holy Thursday - April 25, 2019

              • 10:00 AM - The Last Supper Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 
              • 6:30 PM - Orthros of Holy Friday. Passion Service. 
                • Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels:
                  John 13:31-18:1; John 18:1-28; Mat 26:57-75; John 18:28-19:16; Mat 27:3-32; Mark 15:16-32; Mat 27:33-54; Luke 23:32-49; John 19:25-37; Mark 15:43-47; John 19:38-42; Mat 27:62-66

              This is the day on which Orthodox Christians make it a point to participate in Holy Communion. Children may be excused from school for the morning.

              Theme: The Lord’s Supper, when Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples.
              John 13:1

              Great & Holy Friday - April 26, 2019

                • 10:00 AM - Great & Holy Friday Reading of the Royal Hours
                • 3:00 PM - Great Vespers and Entombment 
                • 6:30 PM - Orthros of Holy Saturday, The Lamentations Service and Procession with the Bier
                Children may be excused from school to attend services and partake of the Holy Mysteries

                    Theme: The trial and crucifixion of Christ. We should all make an effort to spend this day in Church, heeding our Lord’s words to “watch and pray”.  During Vespers, Christ is taken down from the cross and placed in the decorated tomb.

                    Theme: The Burial of Christ by Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus and the Myrrh-bearing Women. We sing the glorious Hymns of Praise of the buried Christ, and we process with the Bier.

                    Great and Holy Saturday - April 27, 2019

                      • 10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy 
                      • 10:00 PM - Paschal Services 

                        Theme: The Victory of Christ over death and his glorious Resurrection. This is truly the most beautiful and ancient service the Orthodox Church knows.
                        • 10:00 p.m. Great and Holy Pascha Service of Rush, Matins & Holy Resurrection, Procession outside to hear the Holy Resurrection Gospel
                        • Common (pitch-in) meal
                        ..."Why do you seek among the dead as a man the One who is everlasting light? Behold the clothes in the grave! Go and proclaim to the world: The Lord is risen! He has slain death, as He is the Son of God, saving the race of men."

                          Theme: The renewal of Creation in the Light of Christ’s Resurrection. The new Light is distributed to the faithful, who carry it in procession. The Church is re-consecrated, and we enter to celebrate the Divine Liturgy.

                          Sunday - The Great and Holy Pascha - April 28, 2019

                          • 12:00 PM (noon) - Agape Service followed by a common (pitch-in) meal 
                            Theme: The Good News (Gospel) of the Resurrection will be proclaimed in as many languages as possible just like in the videos below.


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