Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Rocky Hill, New Jersey
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THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF

SAINT ELIZABETH THE NEW-MARTYR

Volume XVIII                                                                                                                                        Number 30

27 March / 9 April 2017

PALM SUNDAY

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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

FOR HOLY WEEK AND PASCHA

PALM SUNDAY

Saturday, 8 April (26 March, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Vigil Service; Confessions

Sunday, 9 April (27 March, o.s.)

         9:10 AM      Third and Sixth Hours

         9:30 AM      Divine Liturgy;

                              Trapeza (coffee hour)

 

GREAT AND HOLY MONDAY

Sunday, 9 April (27 March, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Matins of Holy Monday;

                              Confessions

Monday, 10 April (28 March, o.s.)

         8:15 AM      9th Hour, Gospel Reading, Typika

         9:30 AM      Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

 

GREAT AND HOLY TUESDAY

Monday, 10 April (28 March, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Matins of Holy Tuesday;

                              Confessions

Tuesday, 11 April (29 March, o.s.)

         8:15 AM      9th Hour, Gospel Reading, Typika

         9:30 AM      Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

 

GREAT AND HOLY WEDNESDAY

Tuesday, 11 April (29 March, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Matins of Holy Wednesday;

                              Confessions

Wednesday, 12 April (30 March, o.s.)

         8:15 AM      9th Hour, Gospel Reading, Typika

         9:30 AM      Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

 

GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY

Wednesday, 12 April (30 March, o.s.)

         4:00 PM       Matins of Holy Thursday;

                              Confessions

         6:00 PM       Service of Holy Unction

Thursday, 13 April (31 March, o.s.)

         8:50 AM      Hours & Typika

         9:30 AM      Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil

 

GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY

Thursday, 13 April (31 March, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Matins of the Twelve Gospels

Friday, 14 April (1 April, o.s.)

         9:00 AM      Royal Hours

        11:00 AM     Decoration of the Tomb

        12:00 PM      Great Vespers

 

GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY

Friday, 14 April (1 April, o.s.)

         6:00 PM       Matins of the Lamentations

Saturday, 15 April (2 April, o.s.)

         8:50 AM      Hours & Typika

         9:30 AM      Vesperal Liturgy of St Basil

 

HOLY PASCHA

Saturday, 15 April (2 April, o.s.)

        11:15 PM      Midnight Office & Procession

Sunday, 16 April (3 April, o.s.)

        12:01 AM     Paschal Matins & Divine Liturgy;

                              Paschal Trapeza (Meal)

 

BRIGHT MONDAY

Sunday, 16 April (3 April, o.s.)

         2:00 PM       Agape Vespers;

                              Children’s Egg Hunt

Monday, 17 April (4 April, o.s.)

         8:30 AM      Paschal Matins and Hours

        10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy

 

 

FASTING DAYS THIS WEEK

Day of Week

Type of Fast

Palm Sunday

Fish, Wine & Oil permitted

Great & Holy Monday

Regular Fast Day (No Oil)

Great & Holy Tuesday

Regular Fast Day (No Oil)

Great & Holy Wednesday

Regular Fast Day (No Oil)

Great & Holy Thursday

Wine & Oil permitted

Great & Holy Friday

Total Fast

Great & Holy Saturday

Wine (but no oil) permitted

 

 

NAMEDAYS, BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Week of 2 April

Namedays – 8th (Archangel Gabriel): Gabrielle Komleski.

Birthdays – 2nd: Vasily Yanovsky; 4th: Sbdcn Daniel Lieuwen.

Baptism Anniversaries – 2nd: Paul Schidlovsky (2009).

Fallen Asleep in the Lord – 7th: Nicolas Valcoff (+2015).

Week of 9 April

Namedays – 13th (St Innocent of Moscow): Innokenty (Ken) Yanovsky; 14th (St Mary of Egypt): Maria Asoyan, Jennifer Mary Hotz.

Birthdays – 12th: Angelina Schidlovsky; 14th: Maria Asoyan, Valentina Golikova.

Baptism Anniversaries – 11th: Johan Mladineo (2009).

Fallen Asleep in the Lord – 9th: Peter Mladineo (+2015).

 

 

THE REST OF APRIL

Birthdays – 17th: Anna Morin-Szydlowski; 22nd: Katya Darenkov; 24th: Cliff Paul Brangwynne, Reader Gregory Maxey; 25th: Carolyn O’Brien; 26th: Daniel Yanovsky; 30th: Colman (Hugh) O’Beirne.

Ordination Anniversaries – 13th: Father David Straut (Holy Diaconate, 1986).

Wedding Anniversaries – 18th: Andrew & Carolyn O’Brien (2004).

Fallen Asleep in the Lord – 28th: Oksana Stryzak (+2001).

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Peter Mathé was baptised yesterday, Lazarus Saturday just before the Festal Divine Liturgy. His sponsor was Alex Gregory Titus. We congratulate the newly-illumined Peter and wish him Many Years!

The Blessing of Palms (and Pussy Willows) took place at the Vigil Service last evening. All who attended Vigil received blessed palms and pussy willows. Additional blessed palms and pussy willows are available for those who desire them.

The fast is mitigated on Palm Sunday. On this Great Feast of the Lord, Fish, wine, and oil are permitted to be eaten.

There will be Services every evening of Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Holy Friday. There will also be services each morning of Holy Week beginning with Holy Monday and ending with Holy Saturday. Please see the calendar section of this Bulletin for specific times.

Orthodox Christians should attend as many Holy Week services as possible. The Services from Holy Thursday morning through Holy Saturday morning are certainly the most essential. Because of the solemnity of these Holy Days, Orthodox Christians should take these days off from work or school. If it is impossible to take two weekdays off, then at least Holy Friday should be taken off.

It is our established practice that those who receive the Mystery of Confession during Holy Week (from the Eve of Lazarus Saturday onwards) are not required to go to Confession again in order to receive Holy Communion at the Liturgies of Holy Week, Pascha, and Bright Week. Should a grave sin be committed, however, Confession would of course be necessary before communing.

Those desiring to make their Confessions during Holy Week should go as early in the Week as possible. There will be times during or after the Holy Week services for Confession. Please note that after the beginning of the Paschal Vigil there will be no more Confessions.

Kulich is a kind of Paschal (Easter) bread, traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith and eaten in Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, and Serbia, and by Orthodox Americans whose parishes are influenced by these Old World cultures. The recipe for kulich is similar to that of Italian panettone. Kulich is baked in tall, cylindrical tins (like coffee or fruit juice cans), and when cooled is decorated with white icing (which is slightly drizzled down the sides), colorful flowers, and XB (from the traditional Paschal greeting of Христос воскресе, ‘Christ is Risen’ in Slavonic-derived languages) is decorated on the side. Traditionally after the Paschal service, the kulich, which has been put into a basket and decorated with colorful flowers, with a slim lighted beeswax taper inserted into the top, is blessed by the priest. Blessed kulich is eaten before breakfast each day. Leftover kulich that is not blessed is eaten with Cheese Paskha for dessert.  Kulich is only eaten in the Fifty Days of the Paschal season, i.e. between the Sundays of Pascha and Pentecost.

 

NEEDED:

  • Contributions for Flowers to beautify the church on Holy Friday and Pascha.  Please mark your donation clearly “for flowers.”
  • People willing to help clean the church after the services of Holy Week.
  • Twelve dozen red eggs for the Paschal Liturgy.  Please let Father know how many dozen red eggs you plan to provide and bring the eggs with you to the Midnight Paschal Liturgy.
  • Paschal Foods for our Agape Meal after the Holy Liturgy on the night of Pascha.  Each family in the Parish is asked to bring a dish to share at this Festal Meal in the church basement.
  • People willing to remain to the end of the Paschal Meal to help clean up.
  • Five Families or Individuals willing to fill 24 plastic eggs each with chocolates and other soft candy for the Egg Hunt, which will be held after Agape Vespers on Pascha.  Please see Matushka Faith for your two dozen plastic eggs and plan to bring the filled eggs to church no later than Holy Saturday morning.

The Paschal Meal following the Midnight Paschal Liturgy will be held this year downstairs in the church basement. Each family in the Parish is asked to bring a dish to share at this Festal Meal. We ask that everyone take any food or dish they have brought with them when they leave the meal. This will greatly assist those who remain to clean up.

 

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