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12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:

‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
The King of Israel!”

14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:

15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion;
Behold, your King is coming,
Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”

   (John 12: 12-15) 


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~~~~Year 7526 of the Byzantine Era~~~~

  Schedule of Services   

March 23rd  Sixth Friday of the Great Fast
Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 7:00 PM

Section of Liturgy                   Presanctified Book
Friday Psalms                          12
Psalm 140 Tone 8                    119
Lamp-Lighting                         19
Stichera                                 119
O Joyful Light                          22
Prokeimena                           125
Great Entrance                      36A

Readings:  Genesis 49:33-  50:26  •  Proverbs 31:8-31

March 25th  Palm Sunday, The Annunciation of the Mother of God  

Palmerton Divine Liturgy 4:00 PM  (Saturday)  
Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 AM
Rosary 9:30 AM (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Allentown Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM (+Melissa Marie Kavounas by Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Kushner) 

Section of Liturgy                 Pew Book or hymnal page    
Blessing of Palms                                 sheet
Hymnal  When the Angel came                      25                                                           
Litany of Peace                                    11
Antiphons                                          235
Entrance Hymn                                 328
Troparia                                      329,236
Kontakia                                        238, 329
Holy God                                             27
Pokeimenia / Alleluia                239, 330
Cherubic Hymn                                   42
Nicene Creed                                      51
Magnification / Irmos                        239
Our Father                                          74
Communion Hymns                    78, 232

Readings: Philippians 4:4-9Hebrews  2:11-18 •  John 12:1-18, Luke 1:24-38

Recordings of the musical settings used in our parishes can be found HERE 
Epistle readings are from the New American Bible, 1970 edition. Gospel readings are from the New King James Version. 
A draft of the Byzantine Catholic Hymnal of  traditional spiritual songs and hymns of the Divine Liturgy In English and Slavonic is available HERE.

[Note: If there is a discrepancy between the Typicon, the Metropolitan Cantor Institute or the Pew Book, the Pew Book usually will be followed.]   

Holy Week and Pascha Schedule

Great and Holy Wednesday 3/28 [A] 7:00 Service of Anointing of the Sick with Opportunity for Confession

Great and Holy Thursday 3/29 [A] 7:00 PM Vespers with Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil in commemoration of the Institution of the Eucharist

Great and Holy Friday 3/30 [P] 12:00 Noon Vespers with Procession with Entombment of the Shroud
[A] 3:00 PM Vespers with Procession with Entombment of the Shroud

Great and Holy Saturday 3/31 [A] 1:00 PM Blessing of Baskets
[P] 4:00 PM Resurrection Matins with Divine Liturgy

Pascha – The Great Day 4/1 [A] 9:30 AM Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy

Note: Baskets will be blessed after each Easter Liturgy in addition to 1 o’clock Saturday.
[P] Ss. Peter & Paul Church Palmerton
[A] St. Michael Church Allentown

The Great Fast begins Monday February 12.  The Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts will be celebrated Fridays at 7:00 PM starting February 16.


†All who receive Communion in the Eparchy of Passaic are required to abstain from meat on Wednesdays and Fridays of the Great Fast.
†All adults who receive Communion in the Eparchy of Passaic are required to abstain from meat, eggs, and milk products on the first day of Lent, Monday, February 12  and on Great and Holy Friday, March 30.
†These are the minimum requirements; however, the faithful are encouraged to do more.
†Pastors and Administrators may, for a just cause, grant to the individual faithful and to individual families, dispensations or commutations of the fasting rules into other pious practices.

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Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. (Romans 12:6)

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St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.

The Lord is near, do not be anxious about anything. Instead, pray about everything. (Philippians: 4:5-6)