Holy Week Events
Below are a number of things you should know about this year’s Holy Week program:
Cleaning the church – We will be doing a cleaning of the church this Saturday (April 17), starting at 2 p.m. If you can come and help even for ½ an hour, we would be thankful. Email me if you have any questions.
Palm Folding will happen this Sunday (April 18) – The Metropolis has asked that we limit the number of people working on this project (to keep everyone safe). We are limited the group to 15 people. More information on how we're going to coordinate this to come.
The Sacrament of Confession – Many people come to the sacrament of Holy Confession prior to Pascha. Please note that, in order to manage the very hectic schedule of Holy Week, I will not be hearing confessions after Saturday of Lazarus (April 24). Again, the last day I will be hearing confessions prior to Pascha is April 24. So please plan ahead for Pascha confessions.
Altar boys – We are limited to no more than 10 altar servers per service. If you have a child who wants to serve, I ask that you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org tell me which services you will be attending and prioritize which of these services your child would like to serve in the altar for. Boys who have served at more of the services during Great Lent will be given priority.
Myrrh-bearers – We are limited to a total of 9 girls this year – if you have a child who would like to serve in this, please contact Kiki Skoufis at email@example.com – note that girls need to be in 3rd or 4th grade (and have not done this before).
Kouvouklion set up – The Metropolis has asked that we limit the number of people who decorate the kouvouklion this year. To do this, we are going to have two decorating shifts on Great Friday (April 30) from 10-11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. - 12 noon. These shifts will be limited to 12 people per shift. If you would like to help out, please call or text Mary Poulos at 414-331-6070.
Agape Vesper Readers – On Easter Sunday it is the tradition of the church to read that service’s gospel in as many languages as we can find readers for (I’ve listed the more common one’s below). If you can be a reader, please contact George Karioris at firstname.lastname@example.org(and, of course, be sure to note what language you can read in).
Easter egg hunt – We will be having an Easter egg hunt immediately following the Agape Vespers service on Easter day.