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Sunday Liturgical schedule

8.30 am Matins Service followed by Holy Liturgy

Week-day Liturgical schedule on Spiritual Holy-days
 
7.00 am  Akathist Hymn followed by Holy Liturgy

The Mystery of Holy Unction is administered during all four fasting periods throughout the year.

 

Tuesday 23 April 2024 - Parish Feast Day, Holy Services led by His Grace Bishop Mihail

†) Saint Great Martyr George, the Victory Bearer, the Protector of our Church

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Hierarchical Liturgy of Saint John and Ordination of Priest

The CONSECRATION of our Holy Church - Saturday & Sunday 2/3 September 2023

2nd: - 6pm Great Vespers Service with Litia and Artoklasia 

3rd: - 8:00 am Lesser Sanctification of the water and Matins

- 9:30 am The Service of the Church Consecration

- 10.30 am Holy Hierarchical Liturgy of Saint John, followed by Agape Feast

2024 - Current Services Schedule (month by month)

May

Wednesday 1 May – Holy and Great Wednesday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Holy and Great Thursday

 

Thursday 2 May – Holy and Great Thursday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Reading of the 12 Holy Gospels

 

Friday 3 May – Holy and Great Friday (Full Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Lamentations and Burial of the Lord

Saturday 4 May - Holy and Great Saturday (Fast day)

- 10:30 am Readings

- 11:00 pm Canon, Matins of Holy Resurrection

 

Sunday 5 May – (†) Sunday of the Holy Resurrection, Easter Sunday

- 12:00 am Mass of The Resurrection, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

                    Blessing of the Bread on Easter day and the food ~ 3am

- 1:00 pm Great Vespers

 

Monday 6 May - (†) Renewal Monday, 2nd day of Easter;

- 7:00 am Akathist, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Tuesday 7 May - (†) Renewal Tuesday, 3rd day of Easter,

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Friday 10 May - †) Mother of God of the Life-giving Spring (Fast free day)

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 12 May - †) The 2nd Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Saint Apostle Thomas

- 8:30 am Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 19 May - The 3rd Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Myrrh bearing Women

- 8:30 am Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Tuesday 21 May - †) Saints Emperor Constantine and his mother Helen, Equal-to-the-Apostles

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 26 May - The 4th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of the Paralytic

- 8:30 am Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

April

Saturday 6 April – Third Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 7 April - Third Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross (Fast day)

- 8:30 am Mystery of the Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

 

Saturday 13 April – Forth Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 14 April - †) Forth Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint John Climacus (of the Ladder), Healing through Humble Repentance (Fast day)

- 8:30 am Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

Wednesday 17 April – Fifth Wednesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance

 

Friday 19 April – Fifth Friday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, The Annunciation of the Mother of God Akathist

Saturday 20 April – Fifth Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

10 am to 2pm Waikato District Heritage Day - Church open for visitors

Sunday 21 April - Fifth Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint Mary the Egyptian (Fast day)

- 8:30 am Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil and Lithia Service

Tuesday 23 April 2024 - Parish Feast Day, Holy Services led by His Grace Bishop Mihail

†) Saint Great Martyr George, the Victory Bearer, the Protector of our Church

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Hierarchical Liturgy of Saint John and Ordination of Priest

Saturday 27 April – Sixth Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Lazarus Saturday, Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 28 April – (†) Sixth Sunday in Great Lent: The Palm Sunday, The Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem (Fish day)

- 8:30 am Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John and Blessing of the Palm leaves

Monday 29 April – Holy and Great Monday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Holy Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts of Saint Gregory, followed by Denie, of Holy and Great Tuesday

 

Tuesday 30 April – Holy and Great Tuesday (Fast day)

- 5:00 pm Denie, of Holy and Great Wednesday

March

Sunday 3 March - XXXIVth Sunday after Pentecost, of the Prodigal Son

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Saturday 9 March – Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 10 March - Sunday of the Fearful Judgement, Meatfare

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 17 March - Sunday of Forgiveness, Cheesefare, the final day of pre-Lent (White day)

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Monday 18 March – First Monday of Lent, Clean Monday Beginning of The Great Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part1

 

Tuesday 19 March – First Tuesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part2

 

Wednesday 20 March – First Wednesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part3

 

Thursday 21 March – First Thursday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part4

Saturday 23 March – First Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 24 March - First Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Orthodoxy, The calling of Philip and Nathanael (Fast day)

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St Basil

Procession with the Holy Icons

Monday 25 March - (†) Annunciation of the Mother of God (Fish day)

- 7:00 am  Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Saturday 30 March – Second Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 31 March - Second Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas, The Paralytic and His Four Friends (Fast day)

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

February

Friday 2 February - (†)  The presentation of our Lord in the Temple

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 4 February - XVth Sunday after Pentecost, of the The Greatest Commandment

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 11 February - XVIth Sunday after Pentecost, of the Parable of the Talents

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 18 February - XVIIth Sunday after Pentecost, of the Sunday of the Canaanite Woman

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 25 February - XXXIIIrd Sunday after Pentecost, of the Publican and Pharisee

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

January

Sunday 28 January - XIVth Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of the Wedding Feast

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Tuesday 30 January - †) Three Holy Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

2023 - Current Services Schedule (month by month)

 

Note: There will be NO Holy Services in our Parish for the month of December 2023 and first part of January 2024

November

Sunday 5 November - The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Parable of the Unmerciful Rich Man and poor Lazarus; S

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesday 8 November - †) The Council of Saints Michael and Gabriel and of all heavenly powers

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday 9 November -  †) St. Ier. Nectarius of Aegina; St. Mc. Claudiu, Castor, Sempronian and Nicostrat;

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 12 November - The 25th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of the Merciful Samaritan; †) St. Mar Nasaudeni

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Tuesday, 15 November  - The Fasting of the Nativity of our Lord beginning, †) St. Cuv. Paisie of Neamț;

Sunday 19 November - The 26th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of the Harvest of the rich man

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and The Mystery of the Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John, and then Memorial Service

Tuesday 21 November - The entry of the Holy Mother of God into the Church (Fish)

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 26 November - The 30th Sunday after Pentecost, The rich ruler - keeping the commandments (Fish)

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday 30 November – †) St Ap. Andrew the first called, protector of Romania; St Andrew Saguna Mitr. of Transylvania (Fish)

                                           

Thursday 1 December -  The Romanian National Day (fasting day)

October

Sunday 1 October – (†) The Protecting Vail of the Mother of God, The 19th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sermon on the mount - love of enemies

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesdays 4 October – The day before our celebration of Sf. Cuv. Misail and Daniil of Turnu, The protectors of our Parish 

- 6:00pm  Vespers and Lithia Service

Thursday 5 October – †) Sf. Cuv. Misail and Daniil of Turnu, The protectors of our Parish 

- 7:00am  Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 8 October – The 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Raising of the son of the widow of Nain

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John 

Saturday 14 October – (†) Saint Parascheva of Iasi

- 7:30 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 15 October – The 21st Sunday after Pentecost, The Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, The Parable of the Sower, Jesus’ Prayer

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 22 October – The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of the Gerasene demon-possessed man

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday 26 October –(†) Saint Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer of Thessaloniki

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Friday 27 October – (†) Saint Demetrius the New of Basarabov, Protector of Bucharest

- 7:00 am  Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 29 October – The 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Resurrection of Jairus' daughter

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

September

Friday 1 September – † Beginning of the Spiritual New Year
 

Saturday 2 September – Preparation of the Holy Church for the Consecration

- 6:00 pm Great Vespers Service with Litia and Artoklasia

Sunday 3 September - The CONSECRATION of our Holy Church

 The 13th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of evil husbandmen) St. Neofit and Meletie of Stanisoara

- 8:00 am Lesser Sanctification of the water and Matins

- 9:30 am The Service of the Church Consecration

- 10.30 am Holy Hierarchical Liturgy of Saint John, followed by Agape Feast

Friday 8 September - (†) Nativity of the Mother of God (Fish)

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 10 September  - Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Jesus' Conversation with Nicodemus

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday 14 September - (†) Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Full fast)

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 17 September -  Sunday after Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Taking up your Cross and follow Christ

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Friday 22 September - †) Sf. Ier. Mc. Teodosie of Brazi, mitr. Moldovei

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 24 September - The 18th Sunday after Pentecost, The Miraculous Catch of Fish

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday 28 September - † Sf. Cuv. Hariton Mărt

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

August

Sunday, 6 August – (†) Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, The Sunday of The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord (Fish day)

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, Mystery of the Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John and Thanksgiving Prayer

 

Sunday, 13 August – The 10th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of the lunatic

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Monday, 14 August The Day before The Dormition of the Mother of God

- 5:00 pm Lamentations of the Dormition of the Mother of God; Paraklesis of Mother of God

Tuesday, 15 August – (†) The Dormition of the Mother of God

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John and Thanksgiving prayer to God for our Church

Wednesday, 16 August - Holy Mahram of the Lord; †) St. Martyrs of Brâncoveni Constantin Vodă with his 4 sons: Constantin, Ştefan, Radu, Matei and the counselor Ianache; †) St. Cuv. Iosif of Văratec

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John and Thanksgiving prayer to God for our Church

Sunday, 20 August – (†) The 11th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Parable of the Unmerciful Debtor

NO HOLY SERVICES IN OUR PARISH - The CONSECRATION of the Holy Church of Christchurch parish

Sunday 27 August - The 12th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of young rich man

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Tuesday, 29 August – (†) The Beheading of St John the Baptizer

NO HOLY SERVICES IN OUR PARISH - The Holy Services in Auckland parish at 9am

July

Sunday, 2 July - The 4th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Synod, The Healing of the centurion's servant, The Prayer of Jesus

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 9 July - †) The 5th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Fathers of the 5th Ecumenical Synod, The Healing of the Man Possessed near Gadara

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 16 July - The 6th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of the paralytic at Capernaum. Jesus's prayer.

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday, 20 July - †) Saint Prophet Elijah

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 23 July – The 7th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of two blind men and a mute in Capernaum

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 30 July – The 8th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of Multiplication of bread. The day before the starting of the Fasting of the Dormition of Mother of God

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

June

Sunday 4 June – (†) The Descent of the Holy Spirit, Holy Pentecost

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John, then

The Great Vespers of Pentecost and Memorial Service

 

Monday 5 June – (†) Holy Trinity

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 11 June – The 1st Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of all Saints

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John. The day before the Lent of St. Peter and Paul

Sunday 18 June – The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of Nation’ Saints, The call of the first Apostles (Fish)

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John.

Saturday 24 June – (†) Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Fish)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John and Thanksgiving Prayer

Sunday, 25 June- The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of about worries of life (Fish)

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn, Mystery of the Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday 29 June – (†) Saints Apostles Peter and Paul

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

May

Sunday 7 May - The 4th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of the Paralytic

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 14 May - The 5th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Samaritan Women

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 21 May - The 6th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of the Blind Man

†) Saints Emperor Constantine and his mother Helen, Equal-to-the-Apostles

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Thursday 25 May – (†) Holy Ascension of our Lord (The Heroes day)

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 28 May – The 7th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

- 8:30 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

April

Saturday 1 April – Fifth Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 2 April - Fifth Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint Mary the Egyptian (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

Saturday 8 April – Sixth Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Lazarus Saturday, Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 9 April – (†) Sixth Sunday in Great Lent: The Palm Sunday, The Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem (Fish day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

- Blessing of the Palm leaves

Monday 10 April – Holy and Great Monday (Fast day)

- 9:00 am Holy Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts of Sant Gregory

- 6:00 pm Denie, of Holy and Great Tuesday

 

Tuesday 11 April – Holy and Great Tuesday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, of Holy and Great Wednesday

 

Wednesday 12 April – Holy and Great Wednesday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Holy and Great Thursday

 

Thursday 13 April – Holy and Great Thursday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Reading of the 12 Holy Gospels

 

Friday 14 April – Holy and Great Friday (Full Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Lamentations and Burial of the Lord

Saturday 15 April - Holy and Great Saturday (Fast day)

- 10:00 am Readings, Holy Confession

- 10:30 pm Readings, Canon, Matins of Holy Resurrection

 

Sunday 16 April – (†) Sunday of the Holy Resurrection, Easter Sunday

- 12:00 am Mass of The Resurrection, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

                    Blessing of the Bread on Easter day and the food -2:45am

- 1:00 pm Great Vespers

 

Monday 16 April - (†) Renewal Monday, 2nd day of Easter;

- 6:00 am Akathist, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Tuesday 17 April - (†) Renewal Tuesday, 3rd day of Easter,

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Friday 21 April- †) Mother of God of the Life-giving Spring (Fast free day)

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 23 April - The 2nd Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Saint Apostle Thomas

†) Saint Great Martyr George, the Victory Bearer, the Protector of our Church, Parish Feast

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John and Lithia Service

Sunday 30 April - The 3rd Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Myrrh bearing Women

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

March

Wednesday 1 March – First Wednesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 3

 

Thursday 2 March – First Thursday of Lent (Fast day)

- 5:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 4

Saturday 4 March – First Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 5 March - First Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Orthodoxy (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

- Procession with the Holy Icons

Saturday 11 March – Second Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 12 March - Second Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas, The Paralytic and His Four Friends (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

 Saturday 18 March – Third Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 19 March - Third Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

 

Saturday 25 March - (†) Annunciation of the Mother of God (Fish day)

- 8:00 am  Akathist Hymn and The Mystery of Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John, and

                  Memorial Service, Commemoration of the departed

 

Sunday 26 March - Forth Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint John Climacus (of the Ladder), Healing through Humble Repentance (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

Wednesday 29 March – Fifth Wednesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance

 

Friday 31 March – Fifth Friday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, The Annunciation of the Mother of God Akathist

February

Thursday 2 February - (†)  The presentation of our Lord and Saviour in the Temple

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 5 February - XXXIIIrd Sunday after Pentecost, of the Publican and Pharisee

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 12 February - XXXIVth Sunday after Pentecost, of the Prodigal Son

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 19 February - Sunday of the Fearful Judgement, Meatfare

- NO Holy Services, The Holy Church will be open for prayers

Sunday 26 February - Forgiveness Sunday, Cheesefare, the final day of pre-Lent (White day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Monday 27 February – First Monday of Lent, Clean Monday Beginning of The Great Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 1

 

Tuesday 28 February – First Tuesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 

January

Sunday 1 January - (†) Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, †) St Basil the Great and his mother St Helen

Sunday before the Baptism of the Lord

- 00:00 am Thanksgiving Service for the mercy of God for the New Year

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St Basil

Thanksgiving Prayer of St Basil for the New Year

Friday 6 January - (†)  The Baptism of the Lord

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

The Great Blessing of Waters

Thanksgiving prayer on the Lord Baptism day

Saturday 7 January - † St John the Forerunner

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Thanksgiving prayer on St John's Day 

 

Sunday 8 January - Sunday after the Baptism of the Lord

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 15 January - XXIXth Sunday after Pentecost, of the ten lepers

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 22 January - XXXIInd Sunday after Pentecost, of Zacchaeus

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 29 January -  XVIIth Sunday after Pentecost, of the Canaanite women

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Monday 30 January - †) Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

 

2022 - Services Schedule for whole year (month by month)

Saturday 1 January - (†) Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, St Basil the Great and his mother St Helen

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St Basil

Thanksgiving Prayer of St Basil for the New Year

 

Sunday 2 January - Sunday before the Baptism of the Lord

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Thursday 6  January - (†)  The Baptism of the Lord

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

The Great Blessing of Waters

Thanksgiving prayer on the Lord Baptism day

Friday 7 January - † St John the Forerunner

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Thanksgiving prayer on St John's Day 

 

Sunday 9 January - Sunday after the Baptism of the Lord

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 16 January - Sunday of the ten lepers

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 23 January - Sunday of healing of the blind from Jericho

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 30 January - †) Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Sunday

of Zaheu

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Wednesday 2 February - (†)  The presentation of our Lord and Saviour in the Temple

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 6 February - Sunday of the Canaanite women

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 13 February - Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 20 February - Sunday of the Prodigal Son

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Sunday 27 February - Sunday of the Fearful Judgement

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

 

Sunday 6 March - Forgiveness (Cheesefare) Sunday, the final day of pre-Lent (White day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymns and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Monday 7 March – First Monday of Lent, Clean Monday Beginning of The Great Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 1

 

Tuesday 8 March – First Tuesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 2

 

Wednesday 9 March – First Wednesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 3

 

Thursday 10 March – First Thursday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance – part 4

 

Saturday 12 March – First Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- 5:00 pm Memorial Service, Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 13 March - First Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Orthodoxy (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

- Procession with the Holy Icons

Saturday 19 March – Second Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- 10:00 am Memorial Service, Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 20 March - Second Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas, The Paralytic and His Four Friends (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, The Mystery of Holy Unction followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

Friday 25 March - (†) Annunciation of the Mother of God (Fish day)

- 6:00 am  Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Saturday 26 March – Third Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- 12:00 pm Memorial Service, Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 27 March - Third Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

 

Saturday 2 April – Forth Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- 12:00 pm Memorial Service, Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 3 April - Forth Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint John Climacus (of the Ladder), Healing through Humble Repentance (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

 

Wednesday 6 April – Fifth Wednesday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, the Canon of Repentance

 

Friday 8 April – Fifth Friday of Lent (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, The Annunciation of the Mother of God Akathist

 

Saturday 9 April – Fifth Saturday of Lent (Fast day)

- 5:00 pm Memorial Service, Commemoration of the departed

Sunday 10 April - Fifth Sunday in Great Lent: Sunday of Saint Mary the Egyptian (Fast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint Basil

 

Saturday 16 April – Sixth Saturday of Lent, Lazarus Saturday (Fast day)

- 5:00 pm Memorial Service, Commemoration of the departed

 

Sunday 17 April – (†) Sixth Sunday in Great Lent: The Palm Sunday, The Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem (Fish day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

- Blessing of the Palm leaves

Monday 18 April – Holy and Great Monday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, of Holy and Great Tuesday, followed by The Holy Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

 

Tuesday 19 April – Holy and Great Tuesday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, of Holy and Great Wednesday

 

Wednesday 20 April – Holy and Great Wednesday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Holy and Great Thursday

 

Thursday 21 April – Holy and Great Thursday (Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Reading of the 12 Holy Gospels

 

Friday 22 April – Holy and Great Friday (Full Fast day)

- 6:00 pm Denie, Lamentations and Burial of the Lord

Saturday 23 April - Holy and Great Saturday (Fast day) ( Saint Great Martyr George the following Monday) (Fast day)

- 10:00 am Readings, Holy Confession

- 10:30 pm Readings, Canon, Matins of Holy Resurrection

 

Sunday 24 April – (†) Sunday of the Holy Resurrection, Easter Sunday

- 12:00 am Mass of The Resurrection, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

- Blessing of the Bread on Easter day and the food -2:45am

- 1:00 pm Great Vespers, Lithia Service

 

Monday 25 April - (†) Renewal Monday, 2nd day of Easter; †) Saint Great Martyr George, the Victory Bearer, the Protector of our Church (Parish Feast day)

- 8:00 am Akathist and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Tuesday 26 April - (†) Renewal Tuesday, 3rd day of Easter,

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Friday 29 April- †) Mother of God of the Life-giving Spring (Fast free day)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 1 May - The 2nd Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Saint Apostle Thomas

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 8 May - †)  Saint Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian; The 3rd Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Myrrh bearing Women

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 15 May - The 4th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of the Paralytic

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Saturday 21 May - †) Saints Emperor Constantine and his mother Helen, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Fast)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 22 May - The 5th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of Samaritan Women

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 29 May - The 6th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of the Blind Man

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Thursday 2 June – (†) Holy Ascension of our Lord (The Heroes day)

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 5 June – The 7th Sunday after Easter, The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 12 June – (†) The Descent of the Holy Spirit, Holy Pentecost

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John, then The Great Vespers of Pentecost and Memorial Service

 

Monday 13 June – (†) Holy Trinity

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 19 June – (†) The 1st Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of all Saints

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John. The day before the Lent of St. Peter and Paul

Friday 24 June – (†) Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Fish)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 26 June- The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of Nation’ Saints, The call of the first Apostles (Fish)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, Mystery of the Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesday 29 June – (†) Saints Apostles Peter and Paul

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 3 July - The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of about worries of life

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 10 July - The 4th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Synod, The Healing of the centurion's servant, The Prayer of Jesus

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 17 July - (†) The 5th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Fathers of the 5th Ecumenical Synod, The Healing of the Man Possessed near Gadara

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesday, 20 July - (†) Saint Prophet Elijah

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 24 July – (†) The 6th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of the paralytic at Capernaum. The starting of the Fasting of the Dormition of Mother of God

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 31 July – (†) The 7th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of two blind men and a mute in Capernaum

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Saturday, 6 August – (†) Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 7 August – (†) The 8th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of Multiplication of bread

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, Mystery of the Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday, 14 August – (†) The 9th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Synods, The Sunday of Walking on the sea and calming the storm

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

- 1:00 pm Lamentations of the Dormition of the Mother of God; Paraklesis of Mother of God

 

Monday, 15 August – (†) The Dormition of the Mother of God

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Tuesday, 16 August - Holy Mahram of the Lord; †) St. Martyrs of Brâncoveni Constantin Vodă with his 4 sons: Constantin, Ştefan, Radu, Matei and the counselor Ianache; †) St. Cuv. Iosif de la Văratec

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy

Sunday, 21 August – The 10th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of the lunatic

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 28 August - The 11th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of the Unmerciful Debtor

- 8:00 Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Monday, 29 August – (†) The Beheading of St John the Baptiser

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesday 1 September – Beginning of the Spiritual New Year
 

Sunday 4 September - The 12th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of young rich man

- 8:00 am Akathist and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Thursday 8 September – (†) Nativity of the Mother of God (Fish)

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 11 September  - Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Jesus' Conversation with Nicodemus

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesday 14 September – (†) Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Full fast)

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 18 September -  Sunday after Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Taking up your Cross and follow Christ

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 25 September - The 18th Sunday after Pentecost, The Miraculous Catch of Fish

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Saturday 1 October – (†) Protection of the Mother of God

- 8:00am  Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 2 October – The 19th Sunday after Pentecost, The Sermon on the mount - love of enemies

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 9 October – The 20th Sunday after Pentecost, Raising of the son of the widow of Nain

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Friday 14 October – (†) Saint Parascheva of Iasi

- 7:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 16 October – The 21st Sunday after Pentecost, The Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, The Parable of the Sower, Jesus’ Prayer

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 23 October – The 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Healing of the Gerasene demon-possessed man

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Wednesday 26 October –(†) Saint Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer of Thessaloniki

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Thursday 27 October – (†) Saint Demetrius the New of Basarabov, Protector of Bucharest

- 6:00 am  Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

 

Sunday 30 October – The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, The Sunday of The Parable of the Unmerciful Rich Man and poor Lazarus

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 6 November - The 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Resurrection of Jairus' daughter, St. 33 of Mc. from Melitina; St. Cuv. Lazarus of Mount Galison

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Tuesday 8 November - †) The Council of Saints Michael and Gabriel and of all heavenly powers

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesday 9 November -  †) St. Ier. Nectarius of Aegina; St. Mc. Claudiu, Castor, Sempronian and Nicostrat; St. Mc. Onisiphorus and Porphyria; St Matrona

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 13 November - The 25th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of the Merciful Samaritan; St. Ier. Grigorie Palama, archbishop of Thessalonic

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Tuesday, 15 November  - †) St. Cuv. Paisie of Neamț; St. Mc. and Martha. Gurie, Samona and Aviv (Starting the Nativity of our Lord Fasting)

Sunday 20 November - The 26th Sunday after Pentecost, The Parable of the Harvest of the rich man

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John then Memorial Service

Monday 21 November - The entry of the Holy Mother of God into the Church

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 27 November - The 30th Sunday after Pentecost, The rich ruler - keeping the commandments (Fish)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Wednesday 30 November – †) St Ap. Andrew the first called, protector of Romania; St Andrew Saguna Mitr. of Transylvania (Fish)

- 5:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John, then

                                           

Thursday 1 December -  Thanksgiving prayer for Romanian National Day (fasting day)

Sunday 4 December - †) The 27th Sunday after Pentecost, The Healing of the hunchbacked woman; St Sava the Greatest (Fish)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Mystery of the Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Tuesday 6 December – †) St Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker (Fish)

- 6:00 am Akathist Hymn, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 11 December - †) The 28th Sunday after Pentecost, The Holy Fathers, The Parable of the Great Banquet; St Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Tremithus (Fish)

- 7:30 am Akathist Hymn, Mystery of The Holy Unction, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Sunday 18 December - Sunday before the Nativity of the Lord, St Ignatius, The Ancestors of Our Saviour (Fish)

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of Saint John

Saturday 24 December - Nativity of the Lord Eve (Late Fasting)

- 6:30 pm Vespers and Akathist Hymn, followed by Carols and Christmas Tree decoration

Sunday 25 December 25 - (†) The Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Day

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Thanksgiving prayer on Christmas Day

- 6:30 pm  Vespers and Lity - the 2nd Parish Feast

Monday 26 December - †) The 2nd day of the Nativity of the Lord, St Nicodemus, Sunday after the Nativity of the Lord, Mother Of God, St Prophet David

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Thanksgiving prayer on Parish Feast Day

Tuesday 27 December - †) The 3rd day of the Nativity of the Lord, St Stephen

- 8:00 am Akathist Hymn and Matins, followed by Holy Liturgy of St John

Saturday 31 December - New Year Eve

- 11:30 pm Thanksgiving Service for the mercy of God for the New Year

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