Mid-Lent Service - Tue., March 26th @ 6:30pm

There will be a Mid-Lent Holy Qurbana on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30pm. Please make every effort to attend this Special Service.

This is the day we erect the Golgotha in the middle of the church. There are several significances to the erection of Golgotha.

The Bible Reading says: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3: 14-15. Jesus predicted his eventual crucifixion to his disciples in this verse.
Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the middle of the desert (wilderness) around the middle of the Exodus, the journey of the Israelites from slavery to their promised land. He lifted up the serpent so that those who are bitten by the snake might look at it and have life. Similarly the cross (Jesus) is lifted up in the middle of the church so that we are reminded that those who are bitten by sin can look at Jesus and gain eternal life by the Him.

The Golgotha and erection of cross in the middle of the church also signifies that God came down from heaven and dwelt among us in this world. This is why the Golgotha is in the middle of the church with us, the common folks, and not in the Madbaha as we normally expect to find it. It is going to be in the middle of the church till Good Friday (representing the Public Ministry of Jesus) when it will be taken to Calvary and then buried. On Easter, Jesus will rise from the dead and then the cross will be placed in the Madbaha for another 40 days till the Feast of Ascension. Between the Easter and Ascension, Jesus only revealed to selected people (no public ministry as earlier), so the veiled cross will be seen only in the Madbaha during this time.

Holy Qurbana for Feast of Annunciation of St. Mary - Mon., March 25th @ 6:30pm

A Holy Qurbana will be held to celebrate the Feast of Annunciation to St. Mary on Monday, March 25th at 6:30pm.   We request everyone to attend the special services and pass on this information to others.

Lenten Holy Qurbana - Sat., March 9th @ 8am

Holy Qurbana will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 8am.  Please join with your family.

Lenten Scripture Readings - Week 2

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Week 2 Scripture Readings

Lenten Scripture Reading - Week 1

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Week 1 Scripture Readings

GREAT LENT SCHEDULE

Please click the link below to see the full schedule for 2019 Great Lent.  Details include evening prayers and all Holy Qurbana scheduled during this period.

2019 LENTEN SCHEDULE