The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians. (4:4-9)
Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, these do; and the God of peace will be with you.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (12:1-18)
Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus who had died was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with Him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of His Disciples (he who was to betray Jesus), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the moneybox he used to take what was put into it. Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of My burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.” When the great crowd of the Jews learned that He was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus also to death, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, “Hosanna!Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!”
His Disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered
that this had been written of Him and had been done to Him. The crowd that had been with Jesus
when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet Jesus was that they heard He had done this sign.
Friday, April 12—Akathist Final Salutations 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 17—Presantified Liturgy 6:30pm
Friday, April 19—Little Compline / St. Lazarus 6:30pm
Saturday, April 20—Lazarus the Righteous, Parish Lenten Breakfast 9:30am Matins, 10:30am Liturgy, 5pm Vespers (Blessing of wheat, wine, oil, and breaking of bread)
Sunday, April 21 - Palm Sunday 9:30am Matins, 10:30am Liturgy, 7pm Bridegroom Matins
Monday, April 22 - Bridegroom Matins 7pm
Tuesday, April 23 - Bridegroom Matins 7pm
Wednesday, April 24 - Holy Unction 7pm
Thursday, April 25 - Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 10am, Matins: 12 Gospels 7pm
Friday, April 26 - Royal Hours and Typika 10am, Vespers 4pm, Matins/Lamentations and Procession 7pm
Followed by All Night Vigil at the Tomb of Christ
Saturday, April 27 - Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9am, Paschal Matins and Liturgy 10pm
Followed by Paschal Celebration Meal
Sunday, April 28 - "Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!" Holy Pascha Agape Vespers 12 noon
2019 Food Fair Cooking Dates - Need men and women! Teens can work too!
April 6th. Nut Horns
June 1st. Spinach Pies
July 11th Hushwee
July 13th. Meat Pies
July 27th Pumpkin rolls & Maple Cookie
August 8th Hushwee for kibbee, Hushwee for eggplant & Vegetarian Dish
August 10th Kibbee
September 7th. Cabbage
September 21st. Grape leaves
Following to be made weekdays, dates to be announced:
Apple and peach pies, Macaroons and Wedding cookies, Carrot cakes & Kahlua cakes, Pecan and Lemon Squares, bread
Church School Announcements
Church school meets at 9:30am on Sundays.
SOYO meets the first Sunday each month at 9:30am.
Church School is looking for a new director starting the 2019-2020 school year.
Holy Cross Fashion Show & Luncheon—May 18 11am
2019 Parish Life Conference - June 26-30, 2019 at the Antiochian Village.
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