Saint John The Theologian Mission Station
A Community Of The Orthodox Church in America
Fairfax Station, VA

Holy Week, Pascha, and Bright Week Schedule Released

Below is the finalized schedule for Holy Week, Pascha, and Bright Week at St. John's. With the exception of live-streamed services on Holy Monday and Holy Wednesday, all services will be held at St. Mary's Historic Church located at 11098 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Those wishing to attend must sign up in advance for each service. While some COVID-19 protocols have been adjusted, we are still adhering to those precautions listed on the COVID-19 Information tab. If you are not already on our email list and would like to sign up for services, please contact Dn. Matthew Prentice.

As we approach Holy Friday and Saturday, efforts will be made to have the church open at specific times for prayer and meditation if at all possible, particularly for those who are not able to attend services. Check back here or join our email list for updates.

Saturday, April 24

6:00 pm Vespers for Palm Sunday

 

Holy Monday, April 26

6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins of Holy Tuesday (live-stream only)

 

Holy Tuesday, April 27

6:00 pm Bridegroom Matins of Holy Wednesday

 

Holy Wednesday, April 28

6:00 pm Matins of Holy Thursday

(live-stream only)

 

Holy Thursday, April 29

6:00 pm Matins of Holy Friday with Passion Gospels

 

Great and Holy Friday, April 30

1:00 pm Vespers with Entombment 

6:00 pm Matins of Holy Saturday With Lamentations And Procession

 

Great and Holy Saturday- The Blessed Sabbath, May 1

9:30 am Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St Basil with 15 Old Testament Readings- Metropolitan Tikhon presiding. Basket blessing outside following the service (weather permitting)

11:30 pm The Midnight Office (Nocturns)

 

PASCHA- THE FEAST OF FEASTS, Sunday, May 2

12:00 am Procession, Paschal Matins, and Paschal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

12:00 pm Paschal Vespers

 

Bright Saturday and the Feast of St. John, May 8

9:30 am Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy (Metropolitan Tikhon presiding)

Picnic following the service (weather permitting)

Vespers will be served at the close of the picnic. 

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