ST. JOSEPH OF OPTINA ORTHODOX CHURCH

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

APRIL 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 (Mar 19)
PALM SUNDAY
9:30 Hours & Divine Liturgy
Fast: fish, wine, & oil
2 (Mar 20)
Great Monday
Fast: Strict fast
3 (Mar 21)
Great Tuesday
6:30 pm Bridegroom Matins
Fast: wine & oil
4 (Mar 22)
Great Wednesday
6:30 pm Mystery of Holy Unction
Fast: Strict fast
5 (Mar 23)
Great Thursday
6:30 pm 12 Passion Gospels
Fast
6 (Mar 24)
Great Friday
9:30 am Royal Hours
6:30 pm Taking down of the Cross, Plaschanitsa; Lamentations; Annuciation Vespers
Fast: Strict fast
7 (Mar 25)
Holy Saturday
ANNUNCIATION
9:30 Reading of the Acts of the Apostles
11:30 Mid-Night Office


Fast: wine & oil
8 (Mar 26)
HOLY PASCHA
12 am, Midnight, Matins followed by Divine Liturgy
3am Blessing of the Baskets
2 pm Festive Meal
Fast free
9 (Mar 27)
Fast free
10 (Mar 28)
Fast free
11 (Mar 29)
Fast free
12 (Mar 30)
Fast free
13 (Mar 31)
Fast free
14 (Apr 1)
5:00 9th Hour and Vespers
Fast free
15 (Apr 2)
9:30 Hours & Divine Liturgy
16 (Apr 3)
17 (Apr 4)
10 am Radonista
18 (Apr 5)
Fast
19 (Apr 6)
20 (Apr 7)
Fast
21 (Apr 8)
5:00 9th Hour and Vespers
22 (Apr 9)
9:30 Hours & Divine Liturgy
23 (Apr 10)
24 (Apr 11)
25 (Apr 12)
Fast
26 (Apr 13)
27 (Apr 14)
Fast
28 (Apr 15)
5:00 9th Hour and Vespers
29 (Apr 16)
9:30 Hours & Divine Liturgy
30 (Apr 17)
May 1 (Apr 18)
May 2 (Apr 19)
Fast
May 3 (Apr 20)
May 4 (Apr 21)
Fast
May 5 (Apr 22)
5:00 9th Hour and Vespers

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