Fr. Gregory has put out a schedule for the months of March and April with the dates and times of the Lenten services he will be serving. It can be viewed here. Also provided is a Lenten Calendar for your convenience and a list of Sunday Lenten Vespers put out by the Philadelphia Brotherhood of Orthodox Clergy.
Please consider attending these services as we journey through lent.
March 2023 – GREAT LENT
Sunday March 5th – First Sunday of Great Lent, Triumph of Orthodoxy Divine Liturgy – 10 a.m., Sunday School Children will process with Icons during Liturgy
Wednesday March 8th – Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts – 6:30 p.m., Lenten Agape Potluck Meal afterwards – Please bring a Lenten dish to share!
Saturday March 11th – Vespers – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday March 12th – Second Sunday of Great Lent, St. Gregory of Palamas Divine Liturgy – 10 a.m.
Wednesday March 15th – Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts – 6:30 p.m., Lenten Agape Potluck Meal afterwards – Please bring a Lenten dish to share!
Saturday March 18th – All Souls Saturday Divine Liturgy – 10 a.m., Please submit the names of your fallen asleep loved ones to Fr. Greg
Sunday March 19th – Third Sunday of Great Lent, Adoration of the Precious Cross Divine Liturgy – 10 a.m.
Wednesday March 22nd – Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts – 6:30 p.m., Lenten Agape Potluck Meal afterwards – Please bring a Lenten dish to share!
Saturday March 25th – Vespers – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday March 26th – Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, St. John Climacus Divine Liturgy – 10 a.m.
Wednesday March 29th – Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts – 6:30 p.m., Lenten Agape Potluck Meal afterwards - Please bring a Lenten dish to share!
April 2023 – GREAT LENT
Sunday April 2nd - Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, St. Mary of Egypt Divine Liturgy -10 a.m.
Wednesday April 5th - Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts - 6:30 p.m., Lenten Agape Potluck Meal afterwards – Please bring a Lenten dish to share!
Friday April 7th - Feast of The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
Saturday April 8th - Lazarus Saturday Divine Liturgy - 10 a.m.
Sunday April 9th - Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy – 10 a.m., Sunday School Children will process with pussy willows during Liturgy, Annual Women’s Fellowship Palm Sunday Fish Dinner
Holy Week 2023
Wednesday April 12th - Holy Wednesday Unction Service - 6 p.m.
Thursday April 13th - Holy Thursday Vesperal Liturgy - 10 a.m.
Thursday April 13th - Matins of Holy Friday/Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels - 6:30 p.m., Setting up of the Grave following
Friday April 14th - Holy Friday Vespers - 2 p.m.
Friday April 14th - Matins of Holy Saturday - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday April 15th - Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy – 10 a.m., Pascha Baskets will be blessed after Vesperal Liturgy
Saturday April 15th – Nocturne and Pascha Matins and Divine Liturgy – 11:20 p.m., Pascha Baskets will be blessed after Matins/Divine Liturgy
Monday April 17th - Bright Monday Divine Liturgy – 10 a.m., A Paschal luncheon coffee hour will be served following Liturgy with games for our Sunday School children.
Sunday April 23rd - St. Thomas Divine Liturgy - 10 a.m., Blessing of Graves following Divine Liturgy
On Monday, November 21st the Archpriest Luka (Novakovic), Rector of St. Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, along with parishioners and guests celebrated the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, Synaxis of Angels. Archpriest Mark Shinn, Rector of Saint Andrew Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, was the Chief Celebrant of the Divine Liturgy. His co-celebrants included Archpriest Lyubo Milosevic, Rector of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Vineland, NJ; Archpriest Valery Sukholobov, Rector of Our Lady "Joy of All Who Sorrow" Russian Orthodox Church in Philadelphia, PA; Priest Nicholas (Dellermann) SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Albanian Archdiocese in Philadelphia, PA; and Archpriest Luka (Novakovic). After Divine Liturgy, a wonderful celebratory luncheon was prepared to welcome all in attendance.
The Women's Fellowship is hosting a fundraiser luncheon on Sunday, November 20,after Divine Liturgy. There will be take away options available. All are invited to enjoy a meal together to celebrate our church's feast day.
On Monday, November 21, Divine Liturgy will be served at 10 AM. We will be blessed to have several priests joining us. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.
On Great and Holy Friday, April 22nd, the service of Matins of Great and Holy Saturday, Lamentations at the tomb, concluded with a procession around the Church carrying the plachinitsa and veneration by the faithful. Beautiful, fresh spring flowers adorn the tomb of Christ, as the faithful approached, they were greeted with a sweet fragrance and joyful heart. In the morning on Great and Holy Saturday, April 23rd, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, concluded with the Blessing of Paschal Baskets in the Church.
On Palm Sunday, April 17th, Divine Liturgy concluded with a procession around the Church for The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem Feast Day. Pussy willows carried by the faithful in the procession were blessed in the Church that morning. Following services, a wonderful meal and special time together was enjoyed in the hall. The children, together with Fr. Luka, hand-decorated and colored eggs for Pascha, as they prepared for their Journey through Holy Week.