Great and Holy Lent

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Great Lent: The Journey to the Empty Tomb

"As the sharp edge of winter cuts across February with its long shadows and long cold nights, Orthodox Christians know that this time of year is the herald of Great Lent, that solemn but beautiful 40-day journey to the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With anticipation we look forward to that Lenten journey and what awaits us at the end of our spiritual travels: the Feast of Feasts, that great day of Pascha in which we proclaim, "Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death." Archpriest Stephen Rogers

Visit our Archdiocese website for lenten resources:

This Fifth Week of Lent is rich with daily services:

Tuesday - 7p Great Compline

Wednesday - 6p Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgy

Friday - 7p Little Compline with Canon for the
Raising of Lazarus

Saturday - 8a Holy Chrismations
9a Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
4p Great Vespers

Sunday April 25 Palm Sunday
8a Orthros
9a Divine Liturgy
7p Bridegroom Service

Orthodox Christians follow the Old Calendar in terms of Pascha / Easter date - May 2 this year.