Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, in our Byzantine Tradition, we are starting the season of the Great Lenten Fast this coming Monday (March 4) with the Service of Forgiveness at 6 PM, followed by the Sacrament of Confession. 

Every Friday, from March 8 until April 5, we will have the Prayer of the Akathistos to the Virgin Mary at 7:00PM. The service will be followed by a Lenten dinner to support the charitable works of the parish from 8:00 PM till 9:15PM

Here is the schedule for Holy Week, 2019:

Wednesday, April 17 –                      GREAT AND HOLY WEDNESDAY

12:00 Noon           Lenten Typika with Communion and Holy Unction (Spanish/English)

                                Refreshments in parish hall

6:00 PM                  Holy Anointing Service (Spanish/English)

Thursday, April 18 –                        GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY

  12:00 Noon            Vesper/Basil Liturgy of Last Supper (English/Spanish)

7:00 PM Passion/Crucifixion Service [Orthros for Friday] (English/Spanish)

Friday, April 19 –                              GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY

  12:00 Noon Vespers/ Descent from the Cross (English/Spanish)

6:00 PM               Epitaphios Service / Lamentations [Orthros for Saturday]    (English/Spanish)

8:30 PM Epitaphios Service / Lamentations [Orthros for Saturday]  (English/Arabic)

Saturday, April 20 –                          GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY

12:00 Noon         Vesper/Basil Liturgy of Resurrection (English/Spanish)

  7:00 PM       Hajmeh [Easter Orthros and Liturgy] (English/Arabic/Spanish) 

  8:00-9:00PM            Parish celebration

Sunday, April 21 –                                             PASCHA

9:00 AM       Divine Liturgy, Blessing and Distribution of Eggs (English)

      Coffee Hour in parish hall

     11:30 AM        Divine Liturgy, Blessing and Distribution of Eggs (English/Arabic)

      Coffee Hour in parish hall

6:00 PM   Divine Liturgy, Blessing and Distribution of Eggs (Spanish)

Coffee Hour in parish hall



Praying for a blessed season of renewal for each of you, your families and our beloved St. Jude community,

Fr. Damon