Saturday, March 31 Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches
Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
4:00 PM Andrew Patrylak – Wife Clara Patrylak
Sunday, April 1 PALM SUNDAY – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners
Tuesday, April 3
9:00 AM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Thursday, April 5 HOLY THURSDAY
5:00 PM Matins of the Passion of Our Lord
Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels
Friday, April 6 Good Friday
3:00 PM Vespers – Procession – Entombment of Jesus Christ
Saturday, April 7 HOLY SATURDAY
1:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
8:00 PM Resurrection Matins / Procession / Easter Divine Liturgy Blessing of Artos – Myrovania – Anointing of Holy Oil
Sunday, April 8 EASTER SUNDAY – EASTER DIVINE LITURGY
11:00 AM Anointing of Holy Oil – Myravani
The spiritual meaning of Palm Sunday
The Jews wanted to see their messiah in power and glory. According, Jesus Christ, by raising Lazarus from the dead and by His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, gave them clear proof of His power and glory. When He entered Jerusalem, the entire city was thrown into commotion saying: “Who is this?” But the crowds kept on saying: “This is Jesus the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.’”
The honor given to Christ lasted for only a brief moment, for His betrayal by Judas, His rejection by the people, His condemnation by the Jewish leaders, His passion, the way of the cross and crucifixion followed in quick succession. These very same people who, on Sunday cried out, “Hosanna”, within a few days would be crying out: “Crucify Him.”
Palm Sunday teaches us the instability of worldly glory and the vanity of earthly happiness. Joy and sadness here on earth are two inseparable sisters. Therefore, if we wish one day to have a share in the triumph of Christ in heaven, we must first undergo a Passion Week and a Golgotha with Him here on earth. Only then, will we be able, like Him, to enter into everlasting triumph, joy and resurrection.
Finally, my brothers, your thoughts should be wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous, or worthy of praise. Live according to what you have learned and accepted, what you have heard me say and seen me do. Then will the God of peace be with you.
SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn this week March 31 – April 7 by Michaelene Ostrum in memory of her father Michael Sirak.
ALTAR CANDLES: The Altar Candles is requested to burn for all services for the month of April by Becky Molecavage in memory of her mother Frances Bencho.
HOLY WEEK – Please remember that help is needed to participate in the Holy Week services. Holy Thursday, 5:00 PM, Good Friday, 3:00 PM and Resurrection Services Holy Saturday, 8:00 PM. Help will be needed to set up the grave after the Holy Thursday evening services. Try to lend a helping hand. Sign up sheet is in the vestibule for Adoration. Time to spend with God. Give an hour of your time for HIM.
STAINED GLASS ICON: During this time of Holy Week your donations to help fund the Stained Glass Icon of ST. PAUL in the front of the church could be a great Alms giving and would be appreciated to meet the goal for the balance of project.
Appreciation: We thank all who brought the Willow branches and all who helped tie the Palm & Branches Your help is always appreciative. God’s blessing.
THANKS: For all the faithful women who came out to clean the church; your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.
LOTTERY TICKETS: The Lottery tickets are available for the month of May. Try you luck and purchase a few. This is a good fund-raiser for the Church.
Transfiguration of Our Lord
Holy Thursday – 7:30 PM – Good Friday – 5:00PM –
Saturday 3:00 PM Blessing of Easter Food AM
Easter Sunday – 7:30 AM – Resurrection Matins, Procession Divine Liturgy