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Holy Week & Pascha

St. Francis of the Woods is a contemplative spiritual community with roots in Eastern Orthodox Christianity. We follow the Paschal cycle of the Eastern Church. During the season of Great Lent, from Sunday, March 5th, until Palm Sunday, April 9th, we will have inquirers class during potluck after Sunday services.  This is an opportunity to deepen your faith journey and learn more about the Ecumenical Orthodox way of St. Francis of the Woods and the history and tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Those interested in baptism are encouraged to attend inquirers class. Our services are always open to the public and all are welcome.
Holy Week 2023


Holy Wednesday - April 12th

(Oakerhater Chapel)

3pm - Ninth Hour Meditation + Unction

6pm - Community Potluck Dinner & Egg stuffing

7:30pm - Tenebrae


Holy Thursday - April 13th 

(Oakerhater Chapel)

9am - Matins 

3pm - Ninth Hour Meditation & Foot Washing

(St. Francis Chapel)

5pm - Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 

6pm - Matins of the 12 Passion Gospels


Great & Holy Friday - April 14th 

(Oakerhater Chapel)

9am - Matins

(St. Francis Chapel)

12pm - Sixth Hour + Stations of the Cross

3pm - Matins of the Taking Down from the Cross

6pm - Vespers Lamentation at the Tomb

Great & Holy Pascha - April 16th

(St. Francis Chapel)

10:15am - Prothesis 

10:45am - Paschal Divine Liturgy 

Noon(ish) - Potluck Picnic Feast 

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