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Today’s Readings:

Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14

Gospel: Mark 10:32-45


Schedule of Services: 

Wednesday, April 24th, Pre-sanctified Liturgy at 6:30pm. (Pot-luck)

Friday, April 26th, Matins for Lazarus Saturday at 6:30pm.

Saturday, April 27th, Baptism of Seph Joseph Lawrence at 9am.

Saturday, April 27th, Divine Liturgy of Lazarus Saturday at 10am. (With the blessing of the palms.)

Sunday, April 28th, Matins for Palm Sunday at 9:15am.

Sunday, April 28th, Divine Liturgy of Palm Sunday at 10am.



-Thank you to the Petronko’s for hosting coffee hour today!

-There is a council meeting today, as well as Sunday School for children.

-Please pick up the separate Holy Week Schedule of Services to compliment your April calendar.

-Please consider visiting Steve W. Who is currently residing at Hunterdon Care Center in Flemington, NJ. He is happy to welcome any visitors. His room number is C 120.

-Donations for Great Expectations: Twin sheets and bath towel sets (solid blue or blue print in both the sheets and towels). Costco always has both at the best price.  Also, diapers (Kirkland, Huggies, or Pampers in sizes 3, 5, and 6).


Prayers for: 

Departed: Michael (March 9th), Irwin, Elena

Living: Krystyna and her newborn child, Seph, Forrest, Robert, Marie, Fernando, Michael, Bernard, Mark, Gerald, David, Robert, Steven, Stephen, Michele; Metropolitan Onuphry and the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; the suffering people and innocent victims of the Ukrainian/Russian war and those being persecuted; and the suffering victims of the war in Israel and Palestine.


Words for the Day

Food is not evil, but gluttony is. Childbearing is not evil, but fornication is. Money is not evil, but avarice is. Glory is not evil, but vainglory is. Indeed, there is no evil in existing things, but only in their misuse.

(St. Maximus the Confessor, Chapters on Love, 3.4)


St. Pimen the Great said: Depart from every man who loves to quarrel.
(Ancient Paterikon, 11.59)


If you cannot close the mouth of one who reviles his brother, at least avoid conversation with him.
(St. Isaac the Syrian, Homily 89)



Next Week’s Readings:

Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9. Brethren, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.


Gospel: John 12:1-18.  Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. 3 Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred 

denarii and given to the poor?” 6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. 8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” 9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. 12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt! 16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.

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