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The Order of Services for Great & Holy Week

by Nilus on April 10, 2014

Let all mortal flesh keep silent, pondering nothing earthly minded. For lo, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords comes to be slain, to give Himself as food to the faithful. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The order of services is as follows:

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday)
The Festal Divine Liturgy, Brunch, Palm-assembly, Confessions, 9:30 AM
The Festal Vigil & Blessing of Palms, 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Entrance into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
The Festal Divine Liturgy & Procession with Palms, 9:30 AM
The Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday, 7:00 PM

Monday, April 14, 2014
Great and Holy Monday
The Bridegroom Matins of Holy Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Great and Holy Tuesday
The Bridegroom Matins of Holy Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Great and Holy Wednesday
The Sacrament of Holy Unction, 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Great and Holy Thursday
Vesperal Liturgy, 9:30 AM.
Bridegroom Matins of Holy Friday (with the 12 Gospels) 7:00 PM

Friday, April 18, 2014
Great and Holy Friday
Royal Hours, 9:30 AM.
Vespers and Veneration of the Winding-Sheet, 2:00 PM.
Bridegroom Matins of Holy Saturday (with the Lamentations) 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Great and Holy Saturday
Vesperal Liturgy & Agape, 9:30 AM
Nocturnes, beginning at 11:30 PM

Sunday, April 20, 2014
HOLY PASCHA – The Feast of Feasts
The Paschal Vigil & Liturgy, at MIDNIGHT; followed by a festive Agape
The Paschal Vespers, at NOON.

Monday, April 21, 2014
Bright Monday
Paschal Liturgy, followed by a Procession and Agape. 9:30 AM.

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The Beginning of Great Lent, 2014

by Nilus on March 3, 2014

View the schedule of services for the beginning of Lent.

The lenten spring has come – the light of repentance!
O brothers, let us cleanse ourselves from all evil, crying out to the Giver of Light:
Glory to Thee, O Lover of man.

Let us begin the fast with joy! Let us prepare ourselves for spiritual effort!
Let us purify our souls and cleanse our flesh.
Let us abstain from passion as we abstain from food,
Let us rejoice in the spirit and persevere with love,
That we may all see the Holy Passion of Christ, Our God
And rejoice in spirit at the Holy Pascha!

Included below is the archpastoral message of His Grace, Bishop Michael, on this, the beginning of Great Lent.

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Memory Eternal: John Jerosh

January 17, 2014

We were saddened to learn this morning of the repose in Our Lord of one of our parish’s founders, +John Jerosh, around 3:00 AM.  John had been suffering from heart failure, and had been admitted to hospice on Monday.  Please find the funeral arrangements below. Wake – Sunday January 19 2:00 – 4:00 PM 7:00 […]

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Celebrating the Feast of Saint Andrew

December 12, 2013

On November 29 and 30, the parishioners of Saint Andrew’s Orthodox Church celebrated the patronal feast of their temple’s heavenly protector, the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called. The feast was made all the greater by the presence of many visiting friends and fellow faithful, all together gathering around their archpastor, His Grace Bishop Michael. For […]

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Memory Eternal: Olga Petorak

November 26, 2013

We are very sad to announce that +Olga Petorak, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother in our parish community, reposed in Our Lord on Monday evening. (Olga is pictured at left, with some of her beautiful artwork on exhibit at our parish Art Show last fall.) We ask you to please keep the newly-departed Olga, and […]

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Patronal Feast to be Celebrated Nov. 29 & 30

November 19, 2013

We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating our parish’s Patronal Feast of Saint Andrew, the First-Called Apostle with the Hierarchical Vigil Friday, November 29  •  7:00 PM followed by an informal reception and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Saturday, November 30  •  9:30 AM followed by an agape meal together with our archpastor, His […]

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Memory Eternal: Charles Kaczinski

November 6, 2013

We ​were very saddened to learn that Charles Kaczinski, a beloved friend of our community, ​reposed in Our Lord yesterday afternoon, with his children and sister-in-law Barbara Kosko at his bedside. ​ ​​We hope to post more about Charlie and his life at St. Andrew’s on our website as we are able to. For the […]

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St. Andrew’s to Host Pan-Orthodox Vespers

September 8, 2013

On Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 PM, we eagerly anticipate joining together, here at St. Andrew’s, with our reverend fathers, brothers and sisters in Christ from all over Long Island to celebrate a Pan-Orthodox Vespers service, on the eve of the Feast of the Conception of St. John the Baptist. Following the Vespers, we will […]

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The Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

August 14, 2013

From the OCA Website: A Sermon by St. John of Kronstadt “Magnify O my soul, the honorable Translation of the Mother of God from earth to heaven.” (Refrain for the 9th Ode of the Canon) Let us be happy, beloved brothers and sisters that we belong to the Holy Orthodox Church, worthily and rightly glorifying […]

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Memory Eternal: Deacon John Protopapas

July 27, 2013

This morning, we received the unfortunate news that the Deacon John Protopapas reposed in the Lord around 5:00 AM.  We received this sad news from Fr. Jonathan Ivanoff, rector of St. John the Theologian Church in Shirley, where Fr John was attached and ministered for many years as a subdeacon and deacon. We remember that Fr […]

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