Updated Holy Week Schedule

St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

1325 E. Queen Ave.
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: (509) 866-6074
Sunday Matins Time: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Mass Time: 10:00 a.m.


Liturgies for Holy Week

DateDayFeastTimeNotes
19 AprilTuesdayHoly Tuesday7:00 p.m.
20 AprilWednesdayHoly Wednesday7:00 p.m.
21 AprilThursdayMaunday Thursday7:00 p.m.
22 AprilFridayGood Friday Pre-sanctified Liturgy3:00 p.m.
23 AprilSaturdayMatins10:00 a.m.Catechism following Matins
23 AprilSaturdayPaschal Vigil7:00 p.m.
24 AprilSundayPaschal Liturgy10:00 a.m.Matins – 9:30 a.m.
30 AprilSaturdayPaschal Saturday10:00 a.m.Catechism following Mass
1 MaySundayLow Sunday10:00 a.m.Matins – 9:30 a.m.

Announcements

Paschal feast

The Paschal feast will be catered this year for the parish. The feast will be after the Paschal Liturgy on Sunday.

Volunteers are needed to help setup for the feast. This work will start after Matins on Holy Saturday. And should take less than two hours to complete.

A suggested donation of $8 per person will help defray the cost of the meal.

The Sacrament of Confession

Confessions will be heard one hour before Mass during Holy Week

Christ is the Great Healer and the Church is the hospital where we come to be healed of our spiritual infirmities. The sacrament of confession is a precious gift that our Lord has given us. As St. John and St. James tell us: “if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 1-2) “And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5. 15-16)

During confession, the priest does not look down upon the person who confesses, but rather is relieved that the person acknowledges what they have done, and is willing to repent. As the Saints of the Church have said, one should never be ashamed of confessing a sin, but rather keeping it and hiding it. Remember that our sins can never outweigh God’s love towards us. Even if we should seem to have failed, we should not lose heart but confess our sins honestly; we should regret the wrongs we have done, be resolved to make amends, and receive whatever remedy our confessor should be guided to lay upon us. Most of all, one should be assured of the blessing of God which these endeavours will bring.

Call for an appointment: (509) 866-6074.

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church – A Western-Rite parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

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