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The Saturday before Palm Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ's friend Lazarus. In this video, we hear about his life after he was brought back from Hades.
Announcements
Holy Week Schedule
Please check out the Holy Week Schedule of Services below, detailing all the services of Holy Week and more information about our Pascha celebration.

Please plan accordingly to take at least Friday, April 22nd off to be there for the services starting Thursday evening.

Consider attending as many as you can to fully immerse yourself in the life of the church as we continue to make our journey to Pascha.

Likewise, if you have not already, please schedule a time for confession as we approach the Day of Resurrection. All Orthodox Christians should go to confession at least once during the period of Great Lent
Lazarus Saturday Palm Leaf Folding
Saturday, April 16th after the Divine Liturgy

After the Liturgy on Saturday for Lazarus Saturday, we will have a small potluck meal in the Hall and prepare the palm crosses for Palm Sunday. We hope we can get many hands together to get ready for Sunday!
Palm Sunday Breakfast
Sunday, April 17th after the Divine Liturgy

Palm Sunday's fellowship meal will be provided by Philoptochos. The Philoptochos Ladies will prepare a hearty Palm Sunday breakfast. All contributions will be donated to the Holy Cross College.
Easter Bake Sale
If you would like to place an order for Easter breads and cookies for pickup on Palm Sunday (April 17th), please contact Magda at (707) 425-5165 or Deme at (707) 208-4605 to place your orders!
Agape Vespers and Pascha Sunday Picnic
Sunday, April 24th at 11:00am
We are planning our Pascha Sunday Picnic in the Platea. If anyone would like to bring or contribute to this parish celebration, please reach out to a Parish Councilmember. We encourage everyone to bring something and share in a fellowship potluck together!
Community News
Young Adult Bright Friday 
Bright Friday, April 29th at 5:00pm

As the monastery trip has been postponed for later this year as a parish-wide pilgrimage, the young adult would like to host another get-together on this Bright Friday, perhaps firing up the Pizza Oven and enjoying our fellowship together in the brightness of Bright Week.
Holy Cross Bookstore - Gifts & Cards for Pascha
The Bookstore just received a whole bunch of new inventory that is now fully stocked, including new books and icons and two shelves worth of books in the Greek language.

There are many new icons that would be perfect for Pascha or wedding gifts and we also received postcards and greeting cards for Pascha and other events!

If you would like to request any specific items, including certain books or icons of certain saints, please email StsCaHBookstore@gmail.com or fill out the request form at the desk upstairs.

Prayer List

Please keep in your prayers the servants of God: Stefanos, Zander, Maro, Roger, Rommel, Stephanie, Samir, Demetria, Katerina, Irvin, Roula, Joshua, Andreas, George, Nitsa, Georgia Nickolatos, Brandon, Anastasia, George, Stefanos, Pat, Bill, Michael, Dorothy, Rosa, Alberto, Amy. If you have anyone else you would like to add to this list, please email Joshua.

Please also pray for our Catechumens: Jorge Manzo, Dan Keller, Irma, Ishmael and Ermon Harris, Arthur Pena, Jason Cortez, Margaret Wen, Marco Antonio Ramos.

Worship Services
Lazarus Saturday
For Saturday, April 16th
Matins 8:30am
Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Palm Cross Folding 12:00pm
Great Vespers 5:00pm

Palm Sunday
For Sunday, April 17th
Matins 8:30am
Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Palm Sunday
Symeon the Holy Martyr, Bishop of Persepolis, and those with him
Makarios, Bishop of Corinth
Agapetos of Rome Matins Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:1-11; 15-17 
Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9 
Gospel Reading: John 12:1-18 

Bridegroom Vespers 3:00pm
Holy Week Service Schedule
Holy Monday, April 18th

Bridegroom Matins 9:00pm
Presanctified Liturgy 6:00pm

Holy Tuesday, April 19th
Bridegroom Matins 9:00am
Presanctified Liturgy 6:00pm

Holy Wednesday, April 20th
Bridegroom Matins 9:00am
Holy Unction 3:00pm
Presanctified Liturgy 6:00pm

Holy Thursday, April 21st
Bridegroom Matins 9:00am
Last Supper Vesperal Divine Liturgy 5:00pm
12 Passion Gospel Matins 7:00pm

Great and Holy Friday, April 22nd
Royal Hours 10:00am
Taking Down of Christ from the Cross 3:00pm
Lamentations 7:00pm

Great and Holy Saturday, April 23rd
Vesperal Divine Liturgy & Catechumen Baptisms 10:00am
Resurrectional Matins and Paschal Liturgy 11:30pm

Pascha, April 24th
Agape Vespers 11:00am followed by Pascha Picnic
Events
 Byzantine Chant Practice
Saturdays 4:00pm
 
Our new choir is learning the Byzantine tones and beautiful liturgical hymns of our Orthodox Church. Practice is every Saturday at 4pm before Great Vespers. Come join us! No prior experience necessary.  
Save the Date- Parish Feast Day
Friday, May 20th
5:00pm Vespers

Saturday, May 21st
8:30am Matins
10:00am Divine Liturgy
Save the date! Our parish feast day falls on a Saturday this year. We hope to see everyone there!
We are planning to fire up the newly installed pizza oven and fundraise for the Project Mexico ministry that day. 
 
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