Weekly News – April 7, 2017

PRELATE TO CELEBRATE PALM SUNDAY AT ST. SARKIS CHURCH IN PASADENA

Palm SundaySunday, April 9, 2017 is the celebration of Palm Sunday, the triumphant entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ to Jerusalem. Palm Sunday will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches with Divine Liturgy, during which the Children’s Procession will take place, followed by the Opening of the Gates service symbolizing the Second Coming of Christ. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Palm Sunday at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian will conduct Palm Sunday services at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood, and Very Rev. Fr. Vache Balekjian at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. The services start at 10:30 a.m.

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HOLY WEEK SERVICES AND SCHEDULE

Holy WeekMonday, April 10, marks the start of Holy Week, the most sacred and significant week in Christendom, commemorating the last days of our Lord’s earthly ministry culminating in His glorious resurrection on Easter.

On Holy Tuesday, the commemoration of the Parable of the Ten Maidens, the Prelate will preside over the service at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, Fr. Torkom at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena, and Fr. Vache at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. The services start at 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday encompasses the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, Jesus washing the feet of His disciples in a show of humility and service, and His betrayal, arrest, and trial. The Prelate will conduct the washing of the feet service at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale beginning at 5:00 p.m., Fr. Torkom at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood at 5:00 p.m., and Fr. Vache at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino at 5:30 p.m. Later in the evening, the Prelate will preside over Vigil service at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello at 8:00 p.m., Fr. Torkom at St. Garabed Church in Hollywood at 7:00 p.m., and Fr. Vache at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino at 7:00 p.m.

On Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and burial of our Lord, the Prelate will be at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County, Fr. Torkom at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, and Fr. Vache at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena. The services start at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Eve will be celebrated with Divine Liturgy followed by the Lighting of the Candles service. The Prelate will celebrate Easter Eve at St. Garabed Church, in Hollywood at 5:00 p.m., Fr. Torkom at the North Hollywood Church at 5:30 p.m., and Fr. Vache at the Crescenta Valley Church at 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, April 16, faithful will congregate in Prelacy Churches to ceremoniously celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with Divine Liturgy and joyful exclamations of “Christ is risen from the dead.” The Prelate will celebrate Easter at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino beginning at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Torkom will be at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale at 10:30 a.m., and Fr. Vache will be at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena at 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, April 17, Memorial Day, all clergy will gather at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills “Hall of Liberty” and Forest Lawn Glendale “Church of the Recessional” for requiem service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

We invite our faithful to participate in these soulful and spiritually enriching services.

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