Schedule of Divine Services

Alter Area St. Demetrios


O Come, let us Worship and bow down before our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ, our King and God.
O Come, let us worship and bow down to Christ Himself, our King and God.

 

This invitation marks the beginning of each day for the Orthodox Church. It comes from the office of Vespers, and it expresses the attitude which is at the heart of Orthodoxy. The Worship of God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, - is fundamental to the life and spirit of the Orthodox Church. 

 

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UPCOMING SERVICES
 
YouTube SERVICES
 
Although the Church has opened for in person services, we will still live stream for those who may not attend out of an abundance of caution. Please join us on line for Sunday Divine Liturgy  via YouTube .  Click  HERE  and you will go directly to the St. Demetrios livestream. Orthros, 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m.

 

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HOLY WEEK & PASCHA

 

Please note, ALL Holy Week Services are in person. Although they are available on YouTube, we encourage your attendance. Many of the services do not fill the sanctuary so there is ample social distancing. Especially if you have been vaccinated, there is really no reason not to attend in person.

April 25, Palm Sunday

Orthros, 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m.

NO evening Bridegroom service 

April 26, Holy Monday

Orthros of the Bridegroom, 7 p.m.

April 27, Holy Tuesday

Orthros of the Bridegroom, 7 p.m.

April 28, Holy Wednesday

The Sacrament of Holy Unction, 7 p.m.

April 29, Holy Thursday

Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (The Institution of the Last Supper), 9:30 a.m.

Orthros of the Passion (12 Gospels), 7 p.m.

April 30, Good Friday

Great Vespers—the Descent from the Cross, 3 p.m.

Lamentation Service, 7 p.m.

May 1, Holy Saturday

Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, 9:30 a.m.

May 2,  "Midnight" Resurrection Service

Paschal Proclamation, 11 p.m. followed by Orthros and the Divine Liturgy.  

May 3,  Pascha (Easter Sunday)

Agape Vespers, 11 a.m.

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26 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Δευτέρα

Ο Όρθρος του Νυμφίου, 7 μμ.

27 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Τρίτη

Ο Όρθρος του Νυμφίου, 7 μμ.

28 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Τετάρτη

Μέγα Ευχέλαιον, 7 μμ.

29 Απριλίου, Μεγάλη Πέμπτη

Η Θεία Λειτουργία του Αγ. Βασιλείου (Ο Μυστικός Δείπνος), 9:30 πμ      

Ο Όρθρος του Πάθος του Χριστού (τα 12 Ευαγγέλια), 7 μμ.

30 Απριλίου, Μεγαλη Παρασκευή

Ο Μέγας Εσπερινός (Αποκαθήλωσης), 3 μμ.

Ο Επιτάφιος Θρήνος, 7 μμ.

01 Μαΐου, Μέγα Σάββατο

      Η Θεία Λειτουργία του Αγ. Βασιλείου (Πρώτη Ανάσταση), 9:30 πμ.

Η Ανάστασis,  Ο Όρθρος, Θεία Λειτουργία, 11 μμ.

02 Μαΐου, Κυριακή του Πάσχα

Ο Μέγας Εσπερινός της Αγάπης, 11 πμ.    

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP GUIDELINES

 
  • Please arrive early. The procedures upon entry may take some time. You will need to register with your name, phone number and email address prior to entering the sanctuary.
  • If you are elderly, in a more vulnerable situation, or have been exposed to anyone who has contracted the Coronavirus, STAY HOME and watch our services via YouTube.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands immediately before entering the sanctuary. 
  • Allow the Parish Council member on duty to take your temperature (we have no touch thermometers) and ask important questions about your health and contacts.
  • Wear a mask.  Masks will be required. Bring one from home, but if you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 feet social distancing while in the services. Only immediate families will be able to sit together.
  • When receiving Holy Communion, open your mouth wide and tilt your head back so that communion may be dropped into your mouth without touching. Do not wipe your mouth with the cloth.
  • Antidoron will be given on request only in a plastic bag.
  • Do not kiss any icons or the hand of the priest. Bow before the icon. Do not shake any hands or hug your friends. Do not congregate outside following the liturgy. Please return to your cars and homes.
  • A collection tray will not be passed, but please offer a weekly donation. We are way behind in our budget. A basket to deposit your checks, envelopes or cash will be placed at the back of the sanctuary.