Schedule of Divine Services

Alter Area St. Demetrios

O Come, let us Worship and bow down before our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down to Christ Himself, our King and God.

This invitation marks the beginning of each day for the Orthodox Church. It comes from the office of Vespers, and it expresses the attitude which is at the heart of Orthodoxy. The Worship of God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, - is fundamental to the life and spirit of the Orthodox Church. 

 

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OPEN FOR IN PERSON WORSHIP

Please join us Sunday. We all should feel comfortable and safe attending worship services if you are among those who have received your vaccination for the Coronavirus. If you do not feel quite secure or if you have not been vaccinated, you are welcome to wear a mask. Masks will still be available in the narthex.

HOLY COMMUNION 

The Orthodox believe in the actual presence of the Body and Blood of Christ. In the Divine Liturgy, we believe that the bread and wine are consecrated and are truly changed into the Body and Blood of Christ.  A communicant must prepare to receive through prayer and fasting. Only baptized and confirmed Orthodox Christians should receive Holy Communion, and only when properly prepared.

Currently, at St. Demetrios, Holy Communion is distributed using separate spoons, one per person. What is critical is not the means of receiving Christ's gift, but what we receive: His Body and Blood. This is not only consistent with the wisdom of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, but it underscores what His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros has affirmed since the beginning of the crisis: "It is not the way we receive; it is the Communion itself that saves us and gives us eternal life.”

SUNDAY WORSHIP:  9:00 am Orthros.  10:00 am Divine Liturgy
 
 

LENTEN SCHEDULE:

Presanctified Divine Liturgies,  Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. followed by  lenten pot-luck supper.

Salutations to the Theotokos - Fridays in March at 7:00 p.m. The Akathist Hymn is on Friday, March 31st.

 

 

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 9, Palm Sunday, The Entry Into Jerusalem. Orthros, 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m.

April 10, Holy Monday. Orthros of the Bridegroom, 7 p.m.

April 11, Holy Tuesday.  Orthros of the Bridegroom, 7 p.m.

April 12, Holy Wednesday.  The Sacrament of Holy Unction, 7 p.m.

April 13, Holy Thursday. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil - Institution of the Last Supper, 9:30 a.m.

Orthros of the Passion (12 Gospels), 7 p.m.

April 14, Good Friday. Great Vespers — the Descent from the Cross, 3 p.m.

Lamentation Service, 7 p.m.

April 15, Great Saturday. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, 9:30 a.m.

"Midnight" Resurrection Service – Paschal Proclamation, 11 p.m. followed by Orthros and the Divine Liturgy.  

April 16,  Pascha (Easter Sunday).  Agape Vespers, 11 a.m.

09 Απριλίου, Κυριακὴ τῶν Βαΐων..   Ο Όρθρος, 9 πμ. Θεία Λειτουργία, 10 πμ.

10 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Δευτέρα.  Ο Όρθρος του Νυμφίου, 7 μμ.

11 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Τρίτη.  Ο Όρθρος του Νυμφίου, 7 μμ.

12 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Τετάρτη.  Μέγα Ευχέλαιον, 7 μμ.

13 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Πέμπτη.   Η Θεία Λειτουργία του Αγ. Βασιλείου (Ο Μυστικός Δείπνος), 9:30 πμ      

     Ο Όρθρος του Πάθος του Χριστού (τα 12 Ευαγγέλια), 7 μμ.

14 Απριλίου, Μεγαλη Παρασκευή.  Ο Μέγας Εσπερινός (Αποκαθήλωσης), 3 μμ.

      Ο Επιτάφιος Θρήνος, 7 μμ.

15 Απριλίου, Μέγα Σάββατο.  Η Θεία Λειτουργία του Αγ. Βασιλείου (Πρώτη Ανάσταση), 9:30 πμ.

      Η Ανάστασis,  Ο Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία, 11 μμ.

16 Απριλίου, Κυριακή του Πάσχα. Ο Μέγας Εσπερινός της Αγάπης,  11 πμ.