The Anointing at Bethany
Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said, "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
But Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always."
The Plot to Kill Lazarus
Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry
The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:
'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'
The King of Israel!"
Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:
"Fear not, daughter of Zion;
Behold, your King is coming,
Sitting on a donkey's colt."
His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead, bore witness. For this reason the people also met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign.
Epistle Reader: Theodore Collins
Altar Boys: Marko Macura, Mirko Macura, Stevo Medan, Maxim Vrcelj, Nikola Pesic, Stefan Kostic, Jovan Bukarica, Milan Grbovic, Theodore Collins.
Lunch sponsors for the following Sundays:April 16 Resurrection/ Vaskrs
If anyone would like to sponsor lunch for any Sunday, please call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876 to put you on the list and for the Church announcement. Sponsorship can be done by one or two families donating $300, to partially cover the cost of food and preparation.
10:00 -10:45 Religious Instruction (Veronauka)
11:00 - 12:00 Serbian language classes
12:20 - 1:00 Folklore rehearsal - younger group
1:30 - 3:30 Folklore rehearsal - older group (when in Saratoga)
DATES TO REMEMBER
|April 7th||Annunciation - Blagovesti
||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
|April 8th||Lazarus Saturday – Lazareva Subota Vrbica
||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM
Vespers at 6 PM
|April 9th||Palm Sunday – Cvetna Nedelja||Divine Liturgy at 10 AM|
|April 13th||Great Thursday – Veliki Cetvrtak||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
|April 14th||Good Friday – Veliki Petak||Vespers at 6 PM|
|April 15th||Great Saturday – Velika Subota||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
Matins at 11:30 PM
|April 16th||Resurrection of our Lord - Vaskrsenje||Divine Liturgy at Midnight|
|April 17th||Bright Monday – Vaskrsni Ponedeljak||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
|April 18th||Bright Tuesday – Vaskrsni Utorak||Divine Liturgy at 8 AM|
|April 23rd||Thomas Sunday – Tomina Nedelja||Divine Liturgy at 10 AM|
For those who will be receiving Holy Communion at Midnight Divine Liturgy total fasting (no food or drink) starts on Great Saturday at 6 PM.
This year's Midnight Divine Liturgy will be very special and joyous one, because His Grace Bishop Maxim will be serving and sharing all the joy and happiness with us, making this Celebration a greatest one we ever had. Please come in good numbers and on time! Be prepared to receive Holy Communion! Also, you may bring some non-Lenten dish with 'finger' food in it that we will partake after Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in our Tesla Room.
Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
18870 Allendale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070
408 867 4876
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Every Thursday at 7:30pm
Every Friday at 7:00pm
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Call Fr. Slobodan at 408-867-4876