Saturday, April 13, 2024 UTC

MAR 24: PALM AND FLOWERY SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY SALADE NICOISE LUNCH

3181_640 MAR 24: BLESSING OF PALMS & PUSSYWILLOWS – 08:45 AM, DIVINE LITURGY & DISTRIBUTION OF PALMS & PUSSYWILLOWS – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED). Following DL: Salade NICOISE Lunch.  Look for sign up for the potluck lunch; MAR 24: DIVINE LITURGY & DISTRIBUTION OF PALMS & PUSSYWILLOWS – 11:00 AM.

Please see Father Vasyl’s Homily in the Bulletin above.

Also, “Called to Annoint the World,” homily from Deacon Basilius: Called to Anoint the World – Palm Sunday

and last week’s Homily from Deacon Basilius, “The Paradox of Power and Passion – 5th Sunday of the Great Fast

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BLESSING OF PALMS: Palm_Sunday_Blessing_of_Palms

Streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/directory

PALM SUNDAY: THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY OF JESUS INTO JERSUSALEM – ACCORDING TO THE BYZANTINE RITE TRADITION (from the Archiparchy of Pittsburgh): https://archpitt.org/palm-sunday-the-triumphal-entry-of-jesus-into-jerusalem-according-to-the-byzantine-rite-tradition/

GOD WITH US ON-LINE – GREAT & HOLY PALM SUNDAY (from April 2, 2023): https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/palm-sunday-ruthenian/

OUR JOURNEY TO PASCHA 2024: https://stjosaphateparchy.com/our-journey-to-pascha-2024/

Countdown to Pascha 2024 (ByziKids – for those with children): Countdown to Pascha 2024 western

BYZANTINE LITURGICAL THEOLOGY OF GREAT & HOLY WEEK: ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM – Byzantine Liturgical Theology of Great and Holy Week Entrance into Jerusalem

The Gospel Reading today is from John 12: 1-18, The Anointing at Bethany and The Triumphal Entry, which occured after Jesus’ glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. The people, anticipated Jesus’ arrival and heard of the miracle, thus they went out to meet the Lord and welcomed Him with displays of honor and shouts of praise. Palm Sunday, commemorates Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem and marks the beginning of Holy Week.

In various Eastern European countries the use of pussy willows instead of palm fronds were used because the latter were not readily available in the north. There is no canonical requirement as to what kind of branches must be used.

 

 

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