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Holy Week and Pascha (Easter) 2017

Holy Week and Pascha (Easter) 2017

Join us, the faithful at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, as we follow with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through His Passion and Resurrection!

There is no experience that prepares us for the Resurrection of our Lord, like that of an Orthodox Holy Week journey. Invite your friends and family to celebrate the week of services with you in the Ancient Christian Faith

Holy Week Worship Services:

Monday, April 10th
6:00 pm – Bridegroom Orthros

Tuesday, April 11th
7:00 am – Presanctified Divine Liturgy
6:00 pm – Bridegroom Orthros

Wednesday, April 12th
9:00am – Presanctified Divine Liturgy
6:30 pm – Service of Holy Unction

Thursday, April 13th,
9:00 am – Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
6:00 pm Orthros with the 12 Passion Gospels

Friday, April 14th
9:00 am Royal Hours 3 pm Great Vespers with the Unnailing
7:00 pm Orthros with Lamentations at the Tomb

Saturday, April 15th,
10:00 am Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
10:00 pm Paschal Vigil – Easter Services (Rush Service, Matins, and Festal Diving Liturgy)

Sunday, April 16th,
11:00 am Agape Vespers CHRIST HAS RISEN

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Mid Week Scripture:

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1 Timothy 1:18-20; 2:8-15
Mark 8:30-34

1 Timothy 1:18-20; 2:8-15

Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy handswithout anger or disputing. I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, loveand holiness with propriety.

Mark 8:30-34

Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

Mid Week Scripture

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1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Matthew 9:9-13

1 Corinthians 4:9-16

For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you arewise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.

I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Therefore I urge you, imitate me.

Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.

Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 24 2017
  • Divine Liturgy (Nativity of the Forerunner)

    Saturday, June 24 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox, 900 6th St, Sioux City, IA 51101, United States

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  • Great Vespers

    Saturday, June 24 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    St Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St, Sioux City, IA 51105, USA

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Sunday, June 25 2017
  • Sunday Orthros

    Sunday, June 25 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    St Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St, Sioux City, IA 51105, USA

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  • Divine Liturgy

    Sunday, June 25 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    St Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St, Sioux City, IA 51105, USA

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