At the 7:00pm Lamentations Service on Holy Friday, we remember those who have fallen asleep in the Lord. Fill out a form (found at the front narthex of the church) and submit to a Parish Council member.
Pascha – April 28, 2019
We were buried with Him through
Baptism into Death …
Even so we also should walk
in newness of Life.
Baptism is the Cross. What the Cross then, and Burial, is to Christ, Baptism has been to us, even if not in the same respects. For He died Himself and was buried in the flesh, but we have done both to sin… Here he hints, along with the duty of a careful walk, at the subject of the Resurrection… For if you have shared in Death and Burial, much more will you share in the Resurrection and Life… After the Resurrection to come had been set before us, he demands of us another, a new conversation, which is brought about in the present life by a change in habits.
St. John Chrysostom
Parish Council on Duty:
Harry Tangalakis, Marion Koliniatis, Mark Zaden, Bill Ypsilantis, Paul Fountas, Peter Kokkinos, George Georgakakis, Karyl Zitis, Katherine Ziegler, Basil Economou, Philip Vias
Acts of the Apostles 1:1-8
IN THE FIRST BOOK, O Theophilos, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of lsrael?” He said to them, “it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.”
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'”) And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Holy Thursday all night vigil Anyone who is able is welcome to stay overnight on Holy Thursday Evening to Holy Friday morning
Decorating the kouvouklion All are welcome to help decorate the kouvouklion on Holy Friday morning after the 9:00am Royal Hours service.
Holy Friday Myrofores If your daughter is in second through seventh grade and would like to participate as a myrofora during the Lamentations Service, please call Effie Vasil at (954) 773-5455 or Irene Tsingelis at (954) 632-1402.
Calendar of Events for the Week
Thursday, April 25 Holy Thursday
10:00am Liturgy of St. Basil
7:00pm Great Passion Service
Friday, April 26 Holy Friday
9:00am Royal Hours
3:00pm Service of the Unnailing
7:00pm Lamentations (Epitaphios)
Saturday, April 27 Holy Saturday
10:00am Liturgy of St. Basil
11:00pm Resurrection Service
12:10am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, April 28 Holy Pascha
11:00am Agape Vespers
12:30pm Easter Egg Hunt
Monday April 29 Bright Monday and Feast of St. George
Church office closed
8:30am Matins/Liturgy at St George Church, Hollywood
Tuesday April 30
11:30am Loving Stitches