FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE APRIL 10, 2011

6 04 2011

Saturday, April 9
4:00 PM God’s Blessings for Good Health for Mary Bilak –
Bosack Family

Sunday, April 10 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
8:30 AM – MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE
God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
4:00 PM Deanery Stations of The Cross St. Vladimir’s, Scranton, PA

Wednesday, April 13
9:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts Sorokousty Service

Friday, April 15
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – Sorokousty

Saturday, April16
4:00 PM Frank Kulick – Wife Eleanor and Family

SIXTH SUNDAY
Sunday, April 17 SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST
PALM SUNDAY
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Blessing of Pussy Willows & Palm Anointing of Holy Oil Myrovania

ST. MARY OF EGYPT
The Fifth Sunday of Lent recalls the memory of St. Mary of Egypt, the repentant harlot. Mary tells us, first of all, that no amount of sin can keep a person from God if the sinner truly repents. In addition, St. Mary tells us that it is never too late, either in life or in lent, to repent. Christ will gladly receive all who come to Him, even at the last minute of their lives. However, their coming must be in serious and sincere repentance.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Tying of Willow Branches and Palm will be after the Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 15th. Please come to the hall and help.

SUNDAY LITURGIES DURING LENT:
WHY DO THEY SEEM LONGER?
Our Byzantine Rite prescribes that the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is to be celebrated on all of the Sundays of Great Lent, instead of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, which is usually celebrated throughout the rest of the church year. St. Basil’s Liturgy is older and has longer priestly prayers than the St. John Chrysostom Liturgy (which was derived from the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great), and is celebrated ten times during the church year: the five Sundays of Lent (not Palm Sunday), Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday, Christmas Eve, Epiphany Eve, and on the actual Feast of St.
Basil which we celebrate on January 1
Blessing of Pussy Willows & Palm
Anointing of Holy Oil Myrovania

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD Saturday 6:00 PM – Sunday 10:30 AM
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – WED. 7:00 PM
PRESANCTIFIED GIFTS – FRIDAY 9:00 AM

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, April 20 9:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Thursday, April 21 – 5:00 PM Matins of the Passion (Reading of the 12 Gospels)
Friday, April 22 – 3:00 PM Vespers, Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ.
Saturday, April 15 – 1:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food – Church Hall
8:00 PM Procession, Resurrection Matins, Easter Divine Liturgy – Blessing of Artos Anointing of Holy Oil – Myrovania

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week April 9 – 16 by George Pryslak & Family in memory of Mary Scrabbit Pryslak..

THANKS: Our thanks to all the men and women who help to set up and serve the Deanery Stations of the Cross last Sunday. It was a job well done thanks to those who contributed monetary and food gifts.

SVIACHENNE – EASTER DINNER: Our Parish Family Sviachenne – Easter Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in the Church Hall. Tickets will be available soon. Reservations should be made before May 8th. This is for all parishioners, their family and friends. It is a great way to have the Parish Family together for a nice affair. Please try to attend this event.

WILLOW BRANCHES: Please bring your Willow Btranches for Palm Sunday. We will need them for Wednesday evening to be tied with the Palm for distribution.

ADORATION: Please try to spend an hour at the grave for Adoration from after the Service Good Friday until Holy Saturday time for services. The sign up sheet is in the vestibule. It is sad that one man has to stay 3 hours because of no one else signing up. For all God does for us we could at least spend one hour at his grave.

MEETING:The monthly meeting for the Women’s Society will be held on Friday, April 15th in the Church Hall at. 6:00 PM, due to our Pyrohy Project.

PYROHYS: The Pyrohy project will be held Monday, April 11th for preparation at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 12th at 8:00 AM. Please lend a helping hand for your Church Project.


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