SAINT STEVEN'S PARISH
WEEKLY BULLETIN

2017 APRIL


SATURDAY
APRIL 1
DIOCESAN WOMEN'S RETREAT
Vespers 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
APRIL 2
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Matins 9:00 a.m.
Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 noon
Sunday School 11:15 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
Annual Bible Bowl
Quiz Show

Youth Chorale and
Folk Dance Rehearsal
12:30 p.m.

MONDAY
APRIL 3
Santa Ana/Orange County Home Study Fellowship
7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
APRIL 5
Presanctified Liturgy
9:00 a.m.
San Gabriel Valley Home Study Fellowship
7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY
APRIL 6
Senior Citizen's Meeting
and Lunch 11:00 a.m.
FORUM 7:00 p.m
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FRIDAY
APRIL 7
The Feast of the Annunciation
Matins 9:00 a.m.
Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Vespers 6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY
APRIL 8
Lazarus Saturday
Matins 9:00 a.m.
Hierarchical Liturgy
10:00 a.m.
Vespers 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
APRIL 9
PALM SUNDAY
Matins 9:00 a.m.
Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Festal Procession
Sunday School 11:15 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal
Fellowship Luncheon
Youth Chorale and
Folk Dance Rehearsal
12:30 p.m.
Bridegroom Matins 7:00 p.m.


GREAT & HOLY MONDAY
APRIL 10
Presanctified Liturgy
9:00 a.m.
Bridegroom Matins 7:00 p.m.

GREAT & HOLY TUESDAY
APRIL 11
Presanctified Liturgy
9:00 a.m.
Bridegroom Matins 7:00 p.m.

GREAT & HOLY WEDNESDAY
APRIL 12
Presanctified Liturgy
9:00 a.m.
Matins of Holy Thursday and Holy Unction 7:00 p.m.

GREAT & HOLY THURSDAY
APRIL 13
Saint Basil Liturgy
9:30 a.m.
Matins of Holy Friday and Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels 7:00 p.m.

GREAT & HOLY FRIDAY
APRIL 14
Royal Hours 9:00 a.m.
Vespers 4:00 p.m.
Matins of Holy Saturday and Procession 7:30 p.m.

GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY
APRIL 15
Saint Basil Liturgy
10:00 a.m.
PASCHAL PROCESSION, MATINS AND LITURGY
11:30 p.m.

SUNDAY
APRIL 16
HOLY PASCHA
Paschal Vespers
12:00 Noon
Banquet and Picnic
1:30 p.m.


BRIGHT MONDAY
APRIL 17

Liturgy at Cemetery
9:30 a.m.


BRIGHT THURSDAY
APRIL 20

FORUM 7:00 p.m.

BRIGTH SATURDAY
APRIL 22
FEAST OF OUR LADY, QUEEN OF THE ANGELES
Hierarchical Liturgy
10:00 a.m.
Vespers 6:00 p.m.

THOMAS SUNDAY
APRIL 23

Ma tins 9:00 a.m.
Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 noon
Youth Chorale and
Folk Dance Rehearsal
12:30 p.m.

MONDAY
APRIL 24

Homeless Mission
Dinner 6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY
APRIL 29

R.C.A. KOLOBRATION
DINNER DANCE

Vespers 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
APRIL 20

Ma tins 9:00 a.m.
Liturgy 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 noon
Youth Chorale and
Folk Dance Rehearsal
12:30 p.m.

CHRIST IS RISEN! A BLESSED PASCHA!
Saint Justin of Chelije, "Sentenced to Immortality"

Man sentenced God to death; by His Resurrection, He sentenced man to immortality. In return for a beating, He gives an embrace; for abuse, a blessing; for death, immortality. Man never showed so much hate for God as when he crucified Him; and God never showed more love for man than when He arose. Man even wanted to reduce God to a mortal, but God by His Resurrection made man immortal. The crucified God is Risen and has killed death. Death is no more. Immortality has surrounded man and all the world.. Read More...

THE RESURRECTION APPEARANCE TO THOMAS
Every day during the week of Easter, called Bright Week by the Church, the paschal services are celebrated in all their splendor. The Easter baptismal procession is repeated daily. The royal gates of the sanctuary remain open. The joy of the Resurrection and the gift of the Kingdom of eternal life continue to abound. Then, at the end of the week, on Saturday evening, the second Sunday after Easter is celebrated in remembrance of the appearance of Christ to the Apostle Thomas “after eight days” (Jn 20.26)... Read More..

CHRIST IS RISEN! OUR PASCHAL CELEBRATION
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to EVERYONE whose efforts made this year's Holy Week and Pascha Services s beautiful: the Choir, Cantors, Altar Servers, Myrrhbearers; and all those who prepared the Midnight reception, afternoon Banquet, Picnic Barbeque, Children's Egg Hunt, and entire Celebration, and made the feast so festive and beautiful! May the Risen Lord reward you abundantly for your efforts and dedicated service to our beloved Cathedral. We are so grateful to have such a generous and thoughtful parish family that gathers in such large numbers to celebrate the feast of feasts, the Holy Resurrection! ... Read More..


THE GLORIFICATION OF SAINT MARDARIJE

The celebration of the Glorification of Saint Mardarije of Chicago and Libertyville will take place on July 14-16, 2017 in Chicago and at the Saint Sava Monastery he built in Libertyville, Illinois... Read more...

Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803
Telephone: 626-284-9100 Fax: 626-281-5045

Christ is Risen!

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship, the holy Lord Jesus, the only Sinless One! We venerate Thy Cross, O Christ, and Thy Holy Resurrection we praise and glorify; for Thou art our God, and we know no other than Thee; we call on Thy name. Come, all you faithful, let us venerate Christ's Holy Resurrection! For, behold, through the Cross joy has come into all the world. Let us ever bless the Lord, praising His Resurrection. By enduring the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death!

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