Orthodox Easter is celebrated the week after traditional Christian Easter. Services are hosted throughout the night from Saturday to Sunday following Holy Week in which there is rigorous fasting together with daily services rehearsing the passion of Christ. This year, the services at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church begin Saturday, April 4. Service times are as follows:
Saturday: Morning Prayer 8:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. and Great Vespers 6 p.m.
Palm Sunday: Morning Prayer 8:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. and Bridegroom Matins 6 p.m.
Monday: Bridegroom Matins 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Bridegroom Matins 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Holy Thursday Mystical Supper Matins 6 p.m., Blessing of Oil and Anointing for Healing, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Ninth Hour 9 a.m., Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 10 a.m., Crucifixion Matins with the Twelve Gospels 6 p.m.
Friday: Royal Hours and Vigil 10 a.m., Descent from the Cross 3 p.m., Lamentation Matins 6 p.m. followed by the Procession of the Holy Epitaphios outdoors
Saturday: Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil 10 a.m., Vigil for the Holy Resurrection 11:30 p.m., Service of the Holy Resurrection midnight.
Sunday of the Resurrection: Paschal Vespers at noon.
Visitors are welcome to observe the services. However, sacraments are reserved for Orthodox Christians. For more information, call Father Brendan Pelphrey (435) 650-1244