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Wishing everyone a Glorious Bright Week.  As most already know this is a fast free week as we celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection.
One tradition of Bright Week is using the Paschal Hours as short prayer rule for the week. It is a way to celebrate and take a brake from long prayers without getting lazy in our spirtual life. You can find the Paschal hours here.

This week on Saturday we will be having a Russian Liturgy at 10am.

This Sunday is Antipascha  or St. Thomas Sunday and we will be blessing the graves All Faith's Cemetery after the Divine Liturgy as we have traditional done. 

Holy Week 2014


April 13th, Sunday
Palm Sunday
Hours 9:10am
Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Bridegroom Matins 3pm

April 14th, Monday
Great and Holy Monday
Bridegroom Matins 7:30pm

April 15th, Tuesday
Great and Holy Tuesday
Bridegroom Matins 7:30pm

April 16th, Wednesday
Great and Holy Wednesday
Holy Thursday Matins 7:30pm

April 17th, Thursday
Great and Holy Thursday
Vesperal Divine Liturgy 4pm & Lenten Meal
Holy Friday Matins 7pm

April 18th , Friday
Great and Holy Friday
Royal Hours 9am
Holy Friday Vespers 3pm
Holy Saturday Matins 7pm
All Night Vigil Follows
April 19th, Saturday
Great and Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy 10 am
Reading of Acts 9pm
Nocturn 11:30pm 


April 20, Sunday
Holy Pascha
Pascha Matins Midnight & Pascha Divine Liturgy
Blessing of Baskets follows

That Afternoon
Agape Vespers 1pm 


Blessing of Children’s Baskets & Baskets & Egg Hunt follows
Please bring a dish to share and meat to grill, we will have a bounce house and slide.

April. 21, Monday
Bright Monday
Paschal Hours 9:20am
Divine Liturgy 9:30am

April. 26, Saturday
Bright Saturday
Slavonic Divine Liturgy 10am
Great Vespers 5pm 

April 27th, Sunday
Antipascha/ Thomas Sunday
Hours 9:10am
Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Blessing of Graves at All Faith’s Cemetery follows

 

Family Picnic

Sunday, April 20th, we are having Egg Hunt, Bounce House\Slide and Family Picnic.  Activities to follow the 1p.m. Agape Vespers. Bring a dish to share and your meat to grill.
 

Final Week of Lent


Apr. 5, Saturday

 Annual Church Cleaning  9:00 a.m. 

 Sisterhood Mugs & Muffins  9:00 a.m.

 Great Vespers  5:00 p.m.

 

5th Sunday of Great Lent

Apr. 6, Sunday

Hours  9:10 a.m.

Divine Liturgy  9:30 a.m.

Church School  11:30 a.m.

 

Apr. 10, Thursday  

Spirituality for Seniors  10:30 a.m.

Sort clothes at 1st Baptist  12:00 p.m.

 

Apr. 11, Friday  
 Vespers & Stations of Cross  7:00 p.m.

At St. Andrew’s in Eustis, FL

 

Lazarus Saturday

Apr. 12, Saturday  
Hours  9:10 a.m. 

Divine Liturgy  9:30 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast follows

Preparing Palms & Choir Practice follows

Great Vespers with Blessing of Palms  3:00 p.m.

 

Palm Sunday

Apr. 13, Sunday
Hours  9:10 a.m.

Divine Liturgy  9:30 a.m.

Bridegroom Matins  12:00 p.m.

 

 

Spirituality for Seniors Trip

Members of St. Stephen’s Spirituality for Seniors group gather in front of the Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park after viewing its newest exhibit consisting of Russian Icons from the 17th to 20th Century.

Many thanks to iconographer, Katerina Papaioanou, of Holy Trinity who added many insights with historical and spiritual perspectives that contributed immensely to the meaningfulness of the tour and Joyce Merletti, of St. Andrew who also shared her knowledge of icons.

 

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1895 Lake Emma Road
Longwood, Florida 32750
1-407-260-6003
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