Thanks to those who contributed to Pascha flowers. If anyone would like to purchase and bring their own flowers for the decoration of the tomb, they must be brought to the church and left in the church basement by Thursday morning after the Divine Liturgy, at the latest.
Holy Thursday: Egg Dyeing
Holy Thursday is the day for dyeing the red Pascha eggs. Led by Emily Johnson, we will meet at the hall after the 9 am Divine Liturgy. Please join us.
Vigil (Holy Friday - Holy Saturday)
"Could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.' Matt.26:40-41
This year, we will, along with Orthodox Christians around the world, "watch and pray" by keeping a vigil at the tomb between the end of Matins for Holy Saturday (ie, Friday night) and the beginning of the Vesperal Liturgy at 10 am on Holy Saturday.
The vigil involves nothing more than reading the Psalms out loud by the tomb. We will start with Psalm 1 after Matins, continue in order through Psalm 150, begin again with Psalm 1, and so on until the beginning of the Vesperal Liturgy.
We will keep the vigil in pairs (or larger groups). If you are interested in keeping part of the vigil, please sign up for one or more of the 13 one-hour slots.
For safety, we will follow the following procedures:
- Doors will be kept locked.
- Bathrooms will be accessed through the altar.
- When it comes time to switch, the incoming pair will phone the vigil-keepers from their vehicle. Phone contact will be maintained until the outgoing pair is safely in their vehicle(s).
Palm Sunday at Holy Trinity: Photos
Thanks to all our photographers and to Phyl Shock for posting photos from our Palm Sunday procession ... watch this space and click here to view the photos!
From the Beekeeper (Fr Philip)
The bees are coming, the bees are coming! On Tuesday, April 22, I will be transporting my bee pack with queen and her attendant court to their summer home at 1111 Western Ave N. If anyone is interested in helping with this project, I will be working to prepare the hive to receive its new resident colony the prior evening (Monday, April 21), any time after 6 pm. Also, if you are interested in seeing how bees are hived and/or offering a little supervised assistance, I intend to hive the bees the evening of Tuesday, April 22 (anytime from 5:30 on). Once the bees are hived the new colony will be blessed.
I also have about 50 lb of "winter honey" (honey the bees did not use during the winter). It is still in the comb and is available for the taking. I am happy to have anyone interested to help themselves. Just call (651-228-1119) to make sure I will be here, and bring containers to take your honey home.
Thanks for your interest - Fr Philip Ramstad