Orthodox churches schedule special services
The following Holy Week and Resurrection Services are scheduled for area Orthodox churches:
Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, Indiana
- Holy and Great Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m. Matins of the Passion: Twelve Gospel Readings of the Holy Passion.
- Holy and Great Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. Great Vespers of the Passion: Procession with the Plascania (Burial Shroud).
- Holy and Great Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., Sorrowful Canon: Procession with the Light, Matins of the Resurrection: Paschal Canon: Blessing of Easter baskets.
- Easter Sunday (Pascha), May 5, 10:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection. Blessing of children’s Easter baskets.
- Bright Monday, May 6, 10 a.m., Paschal Vespers.
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Dixonville
- Sunday, the members of the Orthodox faith will observe the “Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem,” or Palm Sunday. Divine Liturgy will begin at 9 a.m. Pussy willows will be blessed and distributed at the end of Liturgy.
- Great Wednesday, May 1, 7:15 p.m., Office of Holy Unction, anointing with oil.
- Great Thursday, May 2, 7:15 p.m., the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels.
- Great and Holy Friday, May 3, 5:30 p.m., Vespers of the Passion and Procession with the Plaschanica (Burial Shroud).
- Great Saturday, May 4, 9 p.m., Procession with the Matins of Resurrection, followed by the blessing of the baskets of Paschal foods.
- Easter Sunday, May 5, 10:45 a.m., PASCHA, Divine Liturgy for The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Following Divine Liturgy the children’s Easter baskets will be blessed, and there will be an Easter egg hunt for the children.
- Easter Monday, May 5, 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy.
Protopresbyter Father George Hnatko and the parishioners of St. John’s Church welcome the public to worship with them.
Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church, Clymer
- Saturday, May 4, 9 p.m., Resurrection Matins, Great and Holy Pascha, followed immediately with Divine Liturgy and the blessing of baskets.
All other Holy Week services will be at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Homer City.
SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Homer City
- Today: Divine Liturgy, 9 a.m.
- Sunday: Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Palms and Pussy Willows, 10 a.m.
- Wednesday: Holy Unction Service, 7 p.m., at Christ the Savior Cathedral, Johnstown.
- Thursday: Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels — Matins, 6:30 p.m.
- Great and Holy Friday: Great Vespers and the Procession of the Burial Shroud, 6:30 p.m.
- May 4: Resurrection Matins followed by the blessing of baskets, 6 p.m.
- May 5: Divine Liturgy — Great and Holy Pascha, 10 a.m.