Easter 2023 – Schedule of Services and Activities

Easter Season Donations
We welcome your kind contributions this Easter seasons as we celebrate and rejoice in
Jesus’ resurrection and welcome our faithful back to Church.
YoughakinGeneral Plate Offering

Church Family Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 1 – 10:00 AM
It’s back!! This is a special chance for families to work together with Der Hayr and the Board of Trustees making our church ready for Holy Week. It’s great for parents and kids of all ages.

Palm Sunday Badarak
Sunday, April 2
9:00 am – Nocturnes and Matins
10:00 am – Divine Liturgy
Noon – Service of Turnpastek (Opening of the Gates)
Celebrant and Preacher – Rev. Fr. Antranig Baljian

The Ladies Guild Annual Bake Sale will follow immediately in the Church Hall

Holy Tuesday – Service of the Ten Maidens
Tuesday, April 4; 7:00 pm
Ten of our Sunday School girls will participate in the service of the Ten Maidens. It’s a short but informative service that teaches a lesson on being prepared for Christ’s coming.

Great and Holy Thursday ServicesRemembrance of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Thursday, April 6
6:30 pm – Washing of the Feet
7:45 pm – Service of the Tenebrae (Good Friday Vigil)
Celebrant – His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate
The traditional washing of the feet service will feature students for our Sunday, Saturday, and Elementary Schools.

Great and Holy Friday – Remembrance of the Crucifixion & Burial of Our Lord
Friday, April 7
Noon – Service of the Passion & Crucifixion
7:00 pm – Service of the Entombment (Vespers)

Easter Communion Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8
9:30 am – Communion
10:00 am – Breakfast
10:30 am – Egg Hunt
This is one of our oldest parish traditions for students of our Sunday Saturday, and Elementary School. Breakfast will follows in the church hall with *NEW* Easter egg hunt on our church yard!

Holy Resurrection Vigil
Saturday, April 8
6:00 pm – Mid-Day Service (Jashoo)
6:30 pm – Reading of the Scriptures from the Book of Daniel
7:00 pm – Easter Vigil Divine Liturgy
Celebrant and Preacher – Rev. Fr. Archpriest Antranig Baljian

Easter Sunday Badarak
Sunday, April 9
10:00 am – Divine Liturgy
Celebrant and Preacher – Rev. Fr. Archpriest Antranig Baljian