Schedule & Bulletin

Upcoming

Wednesday    9 am                    Divine Liturgy-St. Mark Apostle

Friday             11 am                  Choir Practice

                           9-1                       Iconography Class

Sunday, April 22-3rd Sunday of Pascha-Holy Myrrh-bearing Women-St. George (transferred from Monday)                      

 During the season of Pascha (from Pascha until Ascension) we do not pray “O Heavenly King…”

Priest: “Blessed is the Kingdom … “

Choir: “Amen.”

Priest: “Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death

People: “and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.”

After The Little Entrance we sing:

Tone 2-Troparion of the Resurrection

When Thou didst descend to death, O Life Immortal, Thou didst slay hell with

the splendor of Thy Godhead. And when from the depths Thou didst raise the

dead, all the powers of heaven cried out: “O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to Thee!”

Tone 2-Troparion

The noble Joseph, when he had taken down Thy most pure Body from the Tree,

wrapped it in fine linen and anointed it with spices, and placed it in a new tomb. But Thou didst arise on the third day, O Lord, granting the world great mercy.

Tone 2-Troparion                                               

The Angel came to the myrrhbearing women at the tomb and said: “Myrrh is fitting for the dead; but Christ has shown Himself a stranger to corruption!

So proclaim: ‘The Lord is risen, granting the world great mercy.’”

Tone 4-Troparion of St. George

As deliv’rer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm, champion of kings; victorious Great Martyr George, intercede with Christ our God; for our souls’ salvation.

Tone 2-Kontakion of the Resurrection

Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal, Thou didst destroy the power of

death. In victory Thou didst arise, O Christ God, proclaiming, “Rejoice!” to the

Myrrh-bearing Women, granting peace to Thine Apostles, and bestowing

Resurrection on the fallen.

Tone 2-Kontakion

Thou didst command the Myrrh-bearers to rejoice, O Christ God. By Thy Resurrection, Thou didst stop the lamentation of Eve, the first mother. Thou didst command them to preach to Thine Apostles: “The Savior is risen from the tomb!”

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit:

Tone 1-Kontakion of Pentecost

When the Most High came down and confused the tongues, He divided all the nations; but when He distributed the tongues of fire, He called all mankind to unity. Therefore, with one voice we glorify the Holy Spirit.

Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Tone 2-Kontakion of Ordinary Sundays

Steadfast protection of Christians, constant advocate before the Creator, despise not the entreating cries of us sinners; but in your goodness come speedily to help those who call on you in faith: hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for you always protect those who honor Thee.

The Reading from the Acts of the Saintly and Pure Apostles. (6:1-7)

In those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the Twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.

Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch.

These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (15:43-16:8)

At that time, Joseph of Arimathaea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the Kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether Jesus was already dead.

And when he learned from the centurion that He was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking Him down, wrapped Him in the linen shroud, and laid Him in a tomb, which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid.

And when the Sabbath was passed, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?”

And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen, He is not here; see the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His Disciples and Peter that He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him, as He told you.”

And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

The rest of the Divine Liturgy as usual, except; Instead of “It is truly meet…” we sing:

The angel cried to the Lady full of grace: Rejoice, rejoice, O Pure Virgin! Again I say rejoice! Thy Son is risen from His three days in the tomb. With Himself He has raised all the dead. Rejoice, rejoice, O ye people! Shine, shine, shine O New Jerusalem: the glory of the Lord has shone one Thee. Exult now, exult and be glad O Zion. Be radiant, O pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection, the Resurrection of thy Son. Christ is Risen! (3x)

The Paschal Dismissal

 May He who is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life, Christ our True God, through the intercessions of His most pure and holy Mother….

English:       Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Greek:          Kristos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Arabic:         Al Maseeh Qam! Haqan Qam!

Russian:      Kristos Voskresey! Voyistino Voskresey!

Romanian:   Kristos A Inviat! Adeverat a Inviat!

Spanish       ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!

Priest:          And unto us He has given eternal life!

People:         Let us venerate His third-day Resurrection!

Announcements

           There are two opportunities available for you to take a holy pilgrimage. Check out the bulletin board in the hall for more information.

Sunday Morning Change

 In accordance with the policy of “always improving”, we are changing from praying the 3rd and 6th Hours on Sunday morning to Sunday Matins also called Orthros. This is a much fuller service, with much greater theological content and varied hymns and the Sunday Matins Gospel reading. We will begin about 8:55 am and invite you to come.

Baking Crew

We are pleased to announce that no baking will be needed until September! Enjoy the break.