CHURCH CALENDAR
PRE-LENTEN TRIODION PERIOD THROUGH
PASCHA AND BRIGHT WEEK 2019

Saturday, March 2
First Saturday of the Souls
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια)
Commemoration of the Dead
 
Sunday, March 3
Meat Fare Sunday - Sunday of the Last Judgment
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) and
Sunday Church School in St. Catherine Chapel
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
Last day on which the eating of meat is permitted
 
Saturday, March 9
Second Saturday of the Souls
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια)
Commemoration of the Dead
 
Sunday, March 10
Cheese Fare Sunday - Forgiveness Sunday
  8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy(Θεια Λειτουργια) and
Sunday Church School in St. Catherine Chapel
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
7:00 p.m. Forgiveness Vespers
At St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church - Niles, IL
Last day on which the eating of dairy is permitted
 
Monday, March 11
Καθαρα Δευτερα - Clean Monday
GREAT LENT BEGINS
STRICT FAST DAY
5:30 p.m. Great Compline
7:00 p.m. Lenten Dinner
 
Wednesday, March 13
6:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Communion may be received with proper preparation.
Holy Confession available prior to the Service
 
Friday, March 15
7:00 p.m. First Salutations to the Theotokos
 
Saturday, March 16
Third Saturday of the Souls
Feast of the Miracle of St. Theodore
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια)
Commemoration of the Dead
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lenten Youth Retreat
 
Sunday, March 17
First Sunday of the Great Lent
Sunday of Orthodoxy
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
 
6:30 p.m. Sunday of Orthodoxy Great Vespers Service
Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL.
 
Monday, March 18
6:00 p.m. Great Compline Service
 
Wednesday, March 20
9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Communion may be received with proper preparation.
Holy Confession available prior to the Service
 
Friday, March 22
7:00 p.m. Second Salutations to the Theotokos
 
Sunday, March 24
Second Sunday of Great Lent
Saint Gregory of Palamas
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) and
Sunday Church School in St. Catherine Chapel
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
7:00 p.m. Hierarchical Vespers
At Annunciation Cathedral - Chicago. IL

Monday, March 25
Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church

Wednesday, March 27
6:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Communion may be received with proper preparation.
Holy Confession available prior to the Service
 
Friday, March 29
7:00 p.m. Third Salutations to the Theotokos
 
Sunday, March 31
Third Sunday of Great Lent
Veneration of the Holy Cross
8:30 a.m.   Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m.   Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) and
Sunday Church School in St. Catherine Chapel
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
 
Monday, April 1
6:00 p.m. Great Compline Service
 
Wednesday, April 3
9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Communion may be received with proper preparation.
Holy Confession available prior to the Service
 
Friday, April 5
7:00 p.m. Fourth Salutations to the Theotokos

  Sunday, April 7
Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
Saint John Climacos
  8:30 a.m.   Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m.   Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) and
Sunday Church School in St. Catherine Chapel
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
 
Monday, April 8
6:00 p.m. Great Compline Service
 
Wednesday, April 10
6:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Communion may be received with proper preparation.
Holy Confession available prior to the Service
 
Friday, April 12
7:00 p.m. Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos
 
Sunday, April 14
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
Saint Mary of Egypt
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
 
Saturday, April 20
Saturday of the Resurrection of Lazarus
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
 
Palm Sunday, April 21
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια)  and
Sunday Church School in St. Catherine Chapel
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια) Main Church
Annual Palm Sunday Luncheon following Services
7:00 p.m. Service of the Bridegroom
 
Monday, April 22
Great and Holy Monday
7:00 p.m. Service of the Bridegroom
 
Tuesday, April 23
Great and Holy Tuesday
7:00 p.m. Service of the Bridegroom
 
Wednesday, April 24
Great and Holy Wednesday
2:30 p.m. Sacrament of Holy Unction
7:00 p.m. Service of the Bridegroom
Holy Unction will be distributed after the Service.
 
Thursday, April 25
Great and Holy Thursday
9:00 a.m. Vespers and Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil
7:00 p.m. The Holy Passion of Our Lord
 
Friday, April 26
Great and Holy Friday
9:00 a.m. Reading of the Royal Hours
3:00 p.m. Removal of Christ from the Cross
7:00 p.m. Service of the Lamentations
 
Saturday, April 27
Great and Holy Saturday
9:00 a.m. Vespers and Divine Liturgy
11:00 p.m. Canon of the Holy Resurrection
 
Sunday, April 28
HOLY PASCHA
12:00 Midnight Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy
11:00 a.m. Vespers of the Feast of Agape
 
CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD
TRAMPLING DOWN DEATH BY DEATH
AND UPON THOSE IN THE TOMBS
BESTOWING LIFE
 
This is the Day, which the Lord hath made,
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Monday, April 29
Saint George the Great Martyr
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια)

Tuesday of Bright Week, April 30
Feast of Panagia Portaitissa
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια)
 
Friday of Bright Week, May 3
Zoodohos Peghe - The Life-giving Fountain
8:30 a.m. Matins (Oρϑρος)
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy (Θεια Λειτουργια)
 

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