March and April 2019

ANNUNCIATION-ST. PARASKEVI
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
www.aapgoc.mi.goarch.org/
18000 Behner Road
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Mailing address: P.O. Box 93, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Rev. Fr. Paul Martin
Presiding Priest
fatherpaulmartin@gmail.com
Cell: (708) 717-1841
Andrew Pavlopoulos
Council President
Andyp11668@yahoo.com
Cell: (219)688-0589

March and April 2019

Hymn of the Feast
Apolytikion, Fourth Tone

Today marks the crowning of our salvation and the revelation of the mystery
before all ages. For the Son of God becomes the son of the Virgin, and Gabriel
proclaims the grace. Wherefore, we also cry out with him, “Hail, O full of
grace, the Lord is with you.”

Annunciation of the Theotokos
March 25
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Orthros begins at 9:45 a.m., Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.
Confessions are heard on Sundays at 9:15 or by appointment.

Services in March

Saturday, March 2, Saturday of Souls. Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Memorial
Service Following. Please bring your lists to Fr. Paul BEFORE the service
or on the Sunday preceding.
Sunday, March 3, Judgment Sunday (Meatfare)

Sunday, March 10, Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare). Rite of Forgiveness
follows Divine Liturgy. Parish Council meeting follows services.
GREAT LENT BEGINS ON MONDAY, MARCH 11

Friday, March 15, Presanctified Liturgy at 6:30 p.m. (Those intending to receive

Holy Communion should fast from 12 noon.)
Sunday, March 17, Sunday of Orthodoxy, with procession of icons
Friday, March 22, Presanctified Liturgy at 6:30 p.m. (Those intending to receive

Holy Communion should fast from 12 noon.)
Sunday, March 24, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.
FEAST OF ANNUNCIATION IS CELEBRATED. Luncheon following services
Friday, March 29, Presanctified Liturgy at 6:30 p.m. (Those intending to receive

Holy Communion should fast from 12 noon.)

Sunday, March 31, Sunday of Holy Cross. Class on the saints follows services

Services in April

Friday, March 5, Presanctified Liturgy at 6:30 p.m. (Those intending to receive

Holy Communion should fast from 12 noon.)

Sunday, April 7, Sunday of St. John Climacus
Friday, April 12, Akathist Hymn at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt
Saturday, April 20, Lazarus Saturday (No Orthros) Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 21, Palm Sunday

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Wednesday, April 24, Holy Wednesday Anointing Service at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, Holy Thursday Vesperal Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.,
Orthros of Great Friday-Passion Service at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26, Holy Friday 1:00 p.m., Great Friday Vespers, the

Apokathelosis (Taking down from the Cross)
6:30 p.m., Orthros of Holy Saturday--The
Lamentations
Saturday, April 27 into Sunday, April 28: Great and Holy
Pascha
11:00 p.m., Orthros of the Resurrection
11:30 p.m., Resurrection Service and
Divine Liturgy
Lights will be extinguished at 11:30 p.m. Please arrive before then!
Sunday, April 28, Pascha Agape Vespers, 11:45 a.m. Those who will not be
attending our Resurrection Services are encouraged to attend .
Transportation to the Resurrection Service

We will try to arrange transportation for those living a distance and who