Sunday, November 29, 2020 UTC

APRIL 8: GREAT AND HOLY WEDNESDAY, ANOINTING FOR HEALING & FASTING MEAL (AT HOME)

tumblr_m2b4r7gpZe1qkynm4   BRIDEGROOM MATINS (PRIVATE): 8:00 AM, PRE-SANCTIFIED LITURGY (PRIVATE): 6:00 PM.

Fr. Mark will be streaming via Facebook Live.  https://www.facebook.com/saintscyrilandmethodius/

 (FASTING MEAL AT HOME – fasting meal dishes, and fruit, nuts, bread, wine).

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

During the Pre-sanctified Liturgy the Gospel reading is Matt 26: 6-16. We hear the story of the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with precious perfume and dried them with her hair in the house of Simon – in preparation, as our Lord said, for His burial. We also hear of Judas’ agreement to betray our Lord to those who sought His life for 30 pieces of silver.

It is also customary on this day for the Sacrament of Holy Anointing of the Sick or Holy Unction to be given to all the faithful who request it, in recognition of the fact that all of us suffer from physical, emotional and spiritual ills, not all of which are immediately apparent.