Palm Sunday & Holy Week 2020 Announcements/Schedule

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Feast of Palm Sunday

Entrance of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

**Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom**

Beloved of All Saints,

During this crisis, I am continuing to post short, encouraging videos on most days when there aren’t services. While this is in no way a substitute for real, in-person connections, hopefully it can ever-so-slightly ease a little of the pain of isolation so many of us are feeling.   Please find below a list of service days and times for this weekend, Holy Week and Holy Pascha.  All services will be available to view/attend online through our website,

I miss each and every one of you terribly and look forward to the end of these trying days when God will allow, so that we may celebrate His Holy Resurrection together in-person!

Let’s stay connected as a community!

May the LORD bless and protect us all as we journey toward Jerusalem with Him,

Fr Peter Jon

Schedule of Services

Sunday, April 12:          Palm Sunday Matins at 9am with Divine Liturgy at 10am

Sunday, April 12:          Bridegroom Service at 6pm

Monday, April 13:         Bridegroom Service at 6pm

Tuesday, April 14:         Bridegroom Service at 6pm

Wednesday, April 15:   Matins of Holy Thursday at 6pm

Thursday, April 16:      The Last Supper Liturgy at 9am

Thursday, April 16:      Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels at  6pm

Friday, April 17:           Hours of Good Friday at 9am

Friday, April 17:           Un-nailing of Christ/ Good Friday Vespers at 3pm

Friday, April 17:           Lamentations at 6pm

Saturday, April 18:       Harrowing of Hades Liturgy   at  9am

Saturday, April 18:       Rush/Matins/Paschal Liturgy  at 10pm

Sunday, April 19:          Agape Vespers at the Empty Tomb at Noon

Palm Sunday’s Epistle and Gospel Readings

Epistle: The Reading is from St. Paul’s  Letter to the Philippians. (4:4-9)

Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord.

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

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 is 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.

Divine Liturgy Variables

Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday – Tone 1

In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. Wherefore, we also, like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Apolytikion  of Palm Sunday – Tone 4

As by baptism we were buried with Thee, O Christ our God, so by Thy Resurrection we were deemed worthy of immortal life; and praising Thee, we cry: Hosanna in the highest; blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

Kontakion of Palm Sunday – Tone 6

Being borne upon a throne in Heaven, and upon a colt on the earth, O Christ God, Thou didst accept the praise of the angels and the laudation of the children as they cried to Thee: Blessed art Thou Who comest to recall Adam.

The Megalynarion for Palm Sunday – Tone 4

God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us; ordain a feast, and rejoicing, come let us magnify Christ with palms and branches, crying out with hymns: 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.


Birthday Greetings: Subdeacon Jon (Jeff) (14th on his name daySt. John of Vilna); Marvin Piercefield (15th)

Name Day Blessing: Ayris Finchum (16th- St. Anastasia)

Anniversary Blessings: Daniel & Gala Mullis (14th)

Memory Eternal: Rick; infant Sam; Doris Finchum

Prayer List: James Finchum’s family at his mother’s passing; Adam; Eileen; Violet (Vicki’s granddaughter’s newborn); Beth & Bobby Lewis (Caleb’s parents with the virus); Kim; Dusty; Betsy; Allison; Robin; Doris Finchum; Mary Ann; Vicki;  Mat. Raisa; Kaylie and infant Oliver; Catherine with child; Rebekah with child; Amanda Hermione with child; Nikki with child;  Isaac in Air Force; Fr. Marc; Kh.Vanessa & Anthony Kinder; Fr. George; Fr. Basil & Kh. Cana; Judith Ann; George; Dee; Catherine (not in this parish); Michael & Olga; Leanne; Heather;Nancy; Sharon Catherine; Alice & Marvin; Kh. Kristina; Bonnie; Emma; Patricia; Mary & Robert;Shirley; Rose; Lexi, Ross & Vivian; Theo; Doug Barrett;Jeremy; Charles; Grayson; Cleo; Marcia & Deacon; Nick;Bruce; Joanna & Demetrios;Ashlee W; Paul; Cathy; Sitto; Elias; Waded; Neva; Bill; Lonnie; Nancy & Shalayna; Seraphima; Lilly’s family; Jennifer & Regina; those suffering in the drug crisis, with fire devastation, flood damage, and earthquake damage; those suffering in the Middle East; our nation; world-wide coronavirus outbreak.


  • Donations to the church can be made on our web site at or

by U.S. mail. Thanks to all who have been blessed to continue their contributions to the church.

  • May 1-3 : Holy Dormition Monastery Pilgrimage to Rives Junction, Michigan: Rhonda will contact those who have planned to attend if this trip is cancelled.