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In a few weeks we will be entering the final stage of the Lenten period. After the lengthy period of darkness brought about by the sin of Adam and Eve, after the endless expectations of the prophets, after the glad tidings of the Nativity, after thirty hidden years of public life, after the terrible Crucifixion, after three days in the tomb, behold, Christ is Risen! Every promise of God has been fulfilled, the Savior has come, the Son of God has been sacrificed to take away the sins of the world, for He has crushed death by death. His Resurrection gives us the hope for Heaven, a place of indescribable beauty, a place where there is no pain, no suffering, and no death. Unfortunately today, many doubt the Resurrection of Christ, however St. Paul assured the Corinthians that the Resurrection was witnessed by many people of different walks of life who claimed to see our Risen Lord on many occasions including St. Paul Himself. Look at the change the Resurrection made in the lives of the disciples. At Jesus’ death, they scattered because they were disillusioned and feared for their lives, for Jesus knew that they would desert Him during this most difficult time. After seeing the Resurrected Christ, they were fearless and risked everything they had to spread the Good News. They faced imprisonment, beatings, rejection, and martyrdom, yet, they never compromised their mission. These men would have never risked their lives for something they knew was a fraud. As Christians, let us never be discouraged by doubters who deny the Resurrection, for they do not know and understand the power of knowing a loving God, which transforms the dead to life.
Upcoming Liturgical Calendar for March and April:
Wednesday, March 14th,: The “Pre-Sanctified Liturgy” will be celebrated at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Clinton, MA. with other local area churches at 6:00PM. For those who are responsible for making our Lenten Dinner, please bring the food to the Clinton Church.
Friday, March 16th,: “The Fourth Stanza of the Akathist Hymn of the Theotokos,” 6:00PM. Ο “τέταρτος Χαιρετισμός της Παναγίας,” 6:00 μμ.
Sunday, March 18th,: “The Sunday of St. John Climacus,” Orthros, 9:00AM and Divine Liturgy, 10:00AM.
Wednesday, March 21st, “Pre-Sanctified Liturgy” at the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Worcester followed by a Lenten Dinner, 6:00PM.
Friday, March 23rd,: “The Fifth and Final Stanza of the Akathist Hymn,” 6:00PM.
Sunday, March 25th: “The Fifth Sunday of Holy Lent, and the Annunciation of the Holy Theotokos,” Orthros, 9:00AM and Divine Liturgy, 10:00AM.
Wednesday, March 28th: “Pre-Sanctified Liturgy at Holy Trinity in Fitchburg followed by a Lenten Dinner,” 6:00PM. Father Dimitrios and parishioners from St. Spyridon will attend.
Saturday, March 31st: “The Saturday of Lazarus,” Divine Liturgy, 8:45AM. Please come to make Palms for Palm Sunday. The Sunday School will sponsor a “Pan Cake Breakfast following Divine Liturgy.”
Sunday, April 1st: “Palm Sunday,” Orthros 9:00AM and Divine Liturgy, 10:00AM. The Blessing and the Distribution of Palms following Liturgy. Adult Altar Boy Group is scheduled to serve. A Palm Sunday Fish Dinner to follow in the Cultural Center.
Sunday, April 1st,: “Palm Sunday Evening,” the Service of the Nymphios, 6:00PM.
Monday, April 2nd,: “the Second Service of the Nymphios,” 6:00PM.
Tuesday, April 3rd,: “The Hymn of Kassiane,” 6:00PM.
Wednesday, April 4th: “Holy Unction to the Youth,” 4:00PM.
Wednesday, April 4th,: “The Sacrament of Holy Unction for the adults.” The people will be anointed with Holy Oil for the Health of soul and body. 7:00PM.
Thursday, April 5th,: the Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion, the institution of the Holy Eucharist. 7:00AM.
Thursday, April 5th,: “The Service of the Passions of our Lord, the Twelve Gospel Readings, the Procession of the Christ Crucified.” 6:00PM.
Friday, April 6th,: “The Office of the Divine Hours,” 8:45AM-10:00AM. The decoration of the Epitaphion by the ladies and the young people of our Church, 10:00AM.
Friday, April 6th,: Vespers Service, “the Un-nailing of Christ from the Cross, the Apokathilosis Service.” 3:00PM.
Friday, April 6th,: “The Lamentations,” the procession and veneration of the Epitaphion, followed by the distribution of sacred flowers to the congregation. 7:00PM.
Saturday, April 7th,: “The Pre-Resurrection Service,” 9:00AM. The Distribution of Holy Communion.
Saturday, April 7th,: the Evening Vigil begins at 11:00PM. The Resurrection Service of our Lord begins at 12:00 midnight followed by the Divine Liturgy of Pascha. The Paschal Prayer of St. John Chrysostom will be recited, and the distribution of the Paschal Red Eggs to the congregation following the service. A Paschal reception will follow in the Cultural Center. Please join us to break the fast with food, fun and fellowship.
Sunday, April 8th,: “The Resurrection Service of Agape, (love).” The Reading of the Easter Gospel in many languages. 11:00AM.
Sunday, April 15th,: “The Sunday of St. Thomas,” Orthros, 9:00AM and Divine Liturgy, 10:00AM.
Sunday, April 22nd,: "The Myrrh Bearing Women," Orthros, 9:00AM and Divine Liturgy, 10:00AM.
Sunday, April 29th,: "The Sunday of the Paralytic," Orthros, 9:00AM and Divine Liturgy, 10:00AM.