St. Michael the Archangel
Russian Orthodox Church
4th & Fairmount Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19123
2017 Lenten Services and Events

 

March 12, Sunday St. Gregory Palamas

Mission Service at St. Michael the Archangel, Philadelphia at 4 PM.  Our parish is hosting the service and meal afterward.  Contact person is Suzy Veres.

March 12, Sunday  Luminaries Sale for Pascha

We will once again be selling luminaries, which we will light around the church on Holy Saturday night.  You can buy a luminary "For the health of" or "For the memory of" your loved ones.  Remember your family and friends on this joyous occasion.  Luminaries are $5 each or 6 for $25.  Contact person is Emily Stine.

March 15, Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy 

7:15 Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten pot-luck dinner.

March 17 & 18, Friday and Saturday Pierogi Sessions

Friday the Potato Makers usually start at 9:30 AM,  Saturday the Assemblers need a small group (5-6 people) to start at 7:30 AM to make potato balls and dough with the rest of the group at 9:30 AM to put the pierogies together, cook them and package them for the Russian Festival.  Contact person is Melaney Bedard.

March 19, Sunday Adoration of the Cross 

Mission service at Saints Peter & Paul, 9230 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia at 4 PM. 

March 22, Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy

7:15 Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten pot-luck dinner.

March 26, Sunday St. John of the Ladder

Mission Service at St. Mark, 452 Durham Road, Wrightstown, PA at 4 PM.

March 28, Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy

7:15 Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten pot-luck dinner.

March 31 & April 1, Friday and Saturday Pierogi Sessions

Friday the Potato Makers usually start at 9:30 AM,  Saturday the Assemblers need a small group (5-6 people) to start at 7:30 AM to make potato balls and dough with the rest of the group at 9:30 AM to put the pierogies together, cook them and package them for the Russian Festival.  Contact person is Melaney Bedard.

April 2, Sunday Service Project Inside Spring Cleaning

Join us for a special Easter/Spring-Cleaning of the inside of the church building, in preparation for Pascha.  Bring change of clothes.  Details to be announced.

April 2, Sunday St. Mary of Egypt

Mission Service at St. Herman of Alaska, Gradyville, 1855 Middletown Road, Glen Mills, PA 

April 5, Wednesday Presanctified Liturgy

7:15 Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts followed by Lenten pot-luck dinner.

April 7, Friday Feast of the Annunciation

Divine Liturgy at 10 AM

April 8, Saturday Lazarus Saturday, Departed to be Remembered

Please give/email your lists in advance or bring your list of departed to Fr. Vincent or Fr. Greg prior to Liturgy on April 8.  The lists will be read during the Litany for the Departed.

Divine Liturgy at 10 AM  - 7 Day Vigil Lights will be lit and the can be taken home for Holy Week. 

April 8, Saturday Service Project Outside Spring Cleaning Project

12 noon - 3 PM.  Join us to tidy the outside of the church property as part of the neighborhood/citywide clean-up day.

April 9, Sunday Palm Sunday and Fish Dinner

Blessing of Pussy Willows at 9:30 AM, General Confession at 9:45 AM, Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Please join us for the Women's Fellowship Annual Fish Dinner following Divine Liturgy.  Contact person is Suzanne Veres.

April 12, Holy Wednesday Holy Unction

Service begins at 7:30 PM.  Bring olive oil to be blessed.  

April 13, Holy Thursday

10 AM Vesperal Liturgy

7 PM Reading of the Twelve Gospels

April 14, Good Friday

2:00 PM, Vespers

7:30 PM, Matins, Winding of the Sheet, Funeral of Christ

April 15, Holy Saturday into April 16 - Pascha/Easter Sunday

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Grave Vigil, Reading of the Acts of the Apostle

10:00 AM Vespers and Divine Liturgy

11:15 PM Nocturn

11:30 PM General Confession

11:45 PM Procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy, followed by blessing of baskets.  Sharing of blessed foods for those who want to stay and share breakfast. You are welcome to place-set your own table or sit and eat at the already set-up basket-tables following the blessing.

Monday, April 17 Bright Monday

10 AM Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour and Egg-cellent kids' activity.