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We were enemies of God by means of Sin; and God ordained that the sinner should die. Of two things, then, one must needs have happened; either that God should adhere to His word, and destroy all men, or that by giving scope to His loving-kindness He should annul His sentence. But see the wisdom of God.

He secured, at once, reality for His sentence, and active operation for His loving-kindness. Christ "took on Himself our sins in His body, on the Tree, that we, being dead to sins" through His death, "should live unto righteousness." He that died for our sakes was not of small account. He was not a literal sheep, He was not a mere man, He was not simply an Angel, but He was God Incarnate. The iniquity of the sinners was not so great as was the righteousness of Him that died for them.

Our sins did not equal the amount of His righteousness, who laid down His life for us, who laid it down when He pleased, and when He pleased resumed it.

–St Cyril of Jerusalem, Lecture xiii. 53.


SERVICE SCHEDULE

All services are held at the Cathedral unless otherwise noted.

Please watch the Messenger and website for places/times of other services.


Schedule of Services Holy Week

To access the schedule of Slavonic services, click here


Holy Monday
, April 25
11:00 AM Confessions
11:45 AM Presanctified Liturgy
6:00 PM Confessions
7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins

Holy Tuesday
, April 26
11:00 AM Confessions
11:45 AM Presanctified Liturgy
6:00 PM Confessions
7:00 PM Bridegroom Matins

Holy Wednesday
, April 27
11:00 AM Confessions
11:45 AM Presanctified Liturgy
5:00 PM Last scheduled opportunity for Confessions before Pascha
6:00 PM Matins of Holy Thursday
7:00 PM Anointing Service

Holy Thursday, April 28
10:00 AM Vesperal Divine Liturgy
7:00 PM Matins of Holy Friday (12 Passion Gospel Readings)

Holy Friday, April 29
Strict Fast
8:00 AM Royal Hours
2:00 PM Vespers (Burial of Christ)
Reading of Psalms
7:00 PM Matins & Lamentations

Note: The Cathedral will be open from the 2:00 PM Vespers Service of Holy Friday until the Nocturne Service on Holy Saturday for the reading of scripture and veneration of the Plaschanitsa (burial shroud of Christ).

Holy Saturday, April 30
8:30 AM Baptism (Brian Niskala)
11:00 AM Vesperal Divine Liturgy
Reading the Acts of the Apostles
11:30 PM Nocturnes

PASCHA, May 1
12:00 AM Cathedral Procession
Paschal Matins (Blessing of baskets)
Paschal Liturgy (Blessing of baskets)
Agape Meal @ Parish Center

10:00 AM Paschal Liturgy @ Cathedral (Blessing of Baskets)

3:30 PM Paschal Vespers with Procession @ Cathedral




















NOTE: Elevators available at both the Cathedral and the Parish Center.

This Week's EventsHoly Week
Holy Monday
, April 25
Church Office Closed

Holy Tuesday, April 26
Choir Rehearsal follows Bridegroom Matins

Holy Thursday, April 28
Potluck Luncheon (Fasting food only)

Holy Friday, April 29
Strict Fast
Church Office Closed
NO Perohi Sales

PASCHA, May 1
NO Church School






 

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