Lazarus Saturday morning Chrismation and Liturgy followed by a workday to prepare for Palm Sunday.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Feast of Palm Sunday
Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem
**Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom**
Visitors, bring your friends to Holy Week and Great and Holy Pascha.
Nourishment of the Soul: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.” (Deuteronomy 6:5–8).
We offer our love and prayers for Cathy Alexander at the passing of her beloved husband Alex John.
Food for Hungry People Program: Make checks payable to All Saints, and we will send one check after Holy Pascha.
Volunteers Needed: Sometime during Holy Week, fill plastic eggs for the Egg Hunt (we have the candy) and fill luminaries for the candlelight procession on Pascha Eve (we have the materials);On Pascha Eve place luminaries on the lawn around 9:15;On Agape Sunday to put plastic eggs on the lawn during the Procession to the Empty Tomb; Pitch-in foods on Agape Sunday.
Agape Sunday: Readers in various languages are needed. Please see Charles Coats.
Egg Dye and Egg Wraps are in the hallway. Prepare your Pascha Baskets this week and bring them to the Saturday Night Service to be blessed by Fr. Peter Jon.
Receiving the Eucharist: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.
Bring donations of lilies to the Social Hall this week to be used to decorate for Pascha.
Sunday Evening, April 9: Evening Bridegroom Service at 5pm
Monday, April 10: Presanctified Liturgy at 9am ; Evening Bridegroom Service at 6pm
Tuesday, April 11: Presanctified Liturgy at 9am ; Evening Bridegroom Service at 6pm Wednesday, April 12: Presanctified Liturgy at 9am; Evening Service of Holy Unction at 6pm
Thursday, April 13: St. Basil’s Divine Liturgy and Foot-washing at 9am; Evening Reading of the Twelve Gospels at 6pm
Friday, April 14: Reading of the Royal Hours and Typica at 9am; Noon Decorating the Bier by children; Great Vespers at 3 pm; Lamentations and Procession with the Bier at 6pm – All Night Vigil
Saturday Morning, April 15: Great and Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy at 9am
Saturday Evening, April 15: Holy Pascha Service of Rush, Matins & Holy Resurrection at 10pm – Break-the-Fast light meal around midnight.
Sunday, April 16 at Noon: Holy Pascha – Agape Service of Reading the Gospel in many languages; Procession to the Empty Tomb; Egg Hunt for kids; Pitch-in Festal meal
Bright Week – The Paschal Office may be read in your homes.
Find it listed at www.antiochian.org under Online Liturgical Guide.
Anniversary Memories: Daniel & Gala M (14th)
Birthday Greetings: Marvin P (15th)
Name Day Blessings: Max W (St. Maximus – 9th); Subdn, Jon (St. John of Vilna – 14th)
Memory Eternal: Dale; David; Albert (Alex John) A – 4th)
Prayer List: Hal; Stephanie; Adrian (Olga’s brother); Cathy;“For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.”; Fr. Steven Rudy (cancer); Finley (infant girl child with stroke and spasms-Improved); Fr. Basil; Fr. Philip; Grant (Leukemia); Chris; Doug & Dorothy Barrett; Eileen; the Tabbals; Mary Ann & Jen; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; James; Becky H; Tom; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes & Jesse Brandow (Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriest George; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Emily D; Emma; Nancy; Neal; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; Marty; Charles; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Ruth; Steve; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Caleb D; Megan & Colin; Bill & Sandy; Sabrina; Christy O
The Palm Sunday Letter from His Grace, Metropolitan JOSEPH has been inserted in today’s bulletin at the church.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord..”
Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 117:26,1
Epistle: The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul 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.
Gospel: 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 donkey and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’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.
Divine Liturgy Variables
The Second Antiphon
Refrain: Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of a donkey, who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
The Entrance Hymn of Palm Sunday
Save us, O Son of God, Who didst sit upon the foal of a donkey; who sing to Thee. Alleluia.
Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1
O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead, before Thy Passion, Thou didst confirm the universal resurrection. Wherefore, we, like children, carry the insignia of triumph and victory, and cry to Thee, O Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord.
Apolytikion of Palm Sunday – Tone 4
O Christ God, when we were buried with Thee in Baptism, we became deserving of Thy Resurrection to immortal life. Wherefore, we praise Thee, crying: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.
Kontakion of Palm Sunday – Tone 6
Upborne upon the heavenly throne, and seated upon the earthly foal, O Christ our God, receive the praises of angels and the hymns of men, exclaiming before Thee: Blessed is He that cometh to restore Adam.
Megalynarion for Palm Sunday – Tone 4
God the Lord hath appeared unto us; let us celebrate the Feast, and let us rejoice and magnify Christ. With palms and branches let us raise our voices unto Him with praise, saying: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, our Savior.
Koinonikon (Communion Hymn for Palm Sunday – Tone 8
Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord. Alleluia.
Procession: During the customary procession around the exterior of the church which follows “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”, the choir may sing the Apolytikia of Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, “Rejoice, O Bethany” and the Trisagion Hymn.