Since the number of participants to each service is limited, we kindly ask that you not sign up for each Liturgy. We must try to think of others in order to enable everyone to take part in the services.

Appeal of the First-Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad to the God-loving flock, in connection with the Coronavirus pandemic:

All services will be transmitted on our parish video channel on Youtube.

Friday, April 16th
6:30 PM Matins with an Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos

Saturday, April 17th
Salutation of the Holy Theotokos (Mark 8:27-31, Luke 10:38-42)

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

6:00 PM All-Night Vigil

Sunday, April 18th
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, St. Mary of Egypt (Mark 10:32-45, Luke 7:36-50)

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Thursday, April 22nd
5:00 PM General clean up of the church and preparation of the grey willow bouquets

Friday, April 23rd
6:30 PM Matins

Saturday, April 24th
Saturday of Lazarus (John 11:1-45)

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy

6:00 PM All-Night Vigil with the blessing of the bread and grey willows, litiya, and laudation of the feast.

Sunday, April 25th
Entry of Our Lord to Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) (John 12:1-18)

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy

After liturgy, following our age old tradition the sisterhood will offer various Easter foods and items for sale (e.g. kuliches and paskha) in support of its works. Those interested are asked to sign up in advance at the candle counter. Thank you!

Great and Holy Wednesday, April 28
Vespers and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 6:30 pm.

On this day 30 years ago, Protodeacon Pavel Wolkow was ordained deacon by Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov). On this occasion, instead of the Bridegroom Matins, as is usually done on the eve of Great and Holy Thursday, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be celebrated to provide everyone with the opportunity to pray and receive Holy Communion with Father Paul on this special day.

Great and Holy Thursday, April 29: Commemoration of the Mystical Meal (a.k.a. Last Supper).
The reading of the hours at 8:30 am, followed by Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great.

Matins with the reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels at 6:30 pm.

Great and Holy Friday, April 30: The Salvific Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Great Vespers with the entombment of the Holy Shroud at 1 pm.

Matins at 6:30 pm (Gospel of Matthew 27:62-66).

Great and Holy Saturday, May 1: (Gospel of Matthew 28:1-20).
The reading of the hours at 8:30 am, followed by Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great (first blessing of kulich baskets).

Second blessing of kulich baskets at 11 pm in the hall.

Paschal midnight office at 11:20 pm.

Sunday, May 2: The Pascha of our Lord. The Holy Resurrection of Christ.
Holy Paschal Matins at 12 midnight followed by Divine Liturgy (Gospel of John 1:1-17) (third blessing of kulich baskets).

Unfortunately, in connection with efforts to minimize the spread of the coronavirus by local authorities, the common trapeza feast after midnight services has been cancelled.

Fourth blessing of kulich baskets at 11:45 am.

Great Paschal vespers at 12 noon (Gospel of John 20:19-25).

Weather permitting, instead of the traditional Paschal reception at the rectory and children’s games on Pascha, light appetizers and refreshments will be offered in the courtyard immediately following Paschal vespers.

Bright Monday, May 3: The Second Day of Holy Pascha (Gospel of John 1:18-28).
Paschal matins at 9 am followed by Divine Liturgy.

Bright Saturday, May 8: The Apodosis of Bright Week (Gospel of John 3:22-33).
Paschal matins at 9 am followed by Divine Liturgy.

Great Vespers at 6 pm.

Sunday, May 9: St Thomas Sunday (Gospel of John 20:19-31).
Divine Liturgy and Paschal litiya with the commemoration of the reposed at 9 am.


St. Seraphim Russian Orthodox Church
131 Carpenter Ave.
Sea Cliff, NY 11579