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Dates listed are according to the civil calendar.
GREAT LENT, March 3 - April 20
March 8: Theodore Saturday
- Matins: March 7, Friday at 6:30 P.M. - SERVICE IS CANCELLED - Liturgy: March 8, Saturday at 9:30 A.M. - SERVICE IS CANCELLED
On the first Saturday of Great Lent the feast of the Holy Greatmartyr Theodore the Tyro is celebrated in commemoration of how this saint, appearing from the other world, saved Christians from being defiled by food which, by order of the emperor Julian the Apostate, during this first week of Great Lent was sprinkled with blood which had been sacrificed to idols.
March 9: Triumph of Orthodoxy
March 16: St. Gregory Palamas
- Matins: March 8, Saturday at 6:00 P.M.
- Liturgy: March 9, Sunday at 10:00 A.M.
On the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Triumph of Orthodoxy is celebrated in memory of the restoration of the veneration of the holy icons during the reign of the empress Theodora in 842.
Pannykhida. Commemoration of the departed.
- March 15, Saturday at 10:00 A.M.
- Matins: March 15, Saturday at 6:00 P.M.
- Liturgy: March 16
, Sunday at 10:00 A.M.
On the second Sunday of Great Lent the memory of St. Gregory Palamas, archbishop of Thessalonica is celebrated, who against the heretic Barlaam defended the teaching of the divinity of the grace-filled light with which the Lord shone forth on Tabor, and which illuminates a man as a result of intensified labors of prayer and fasting. This may be thought of as the feast of the triumph of Orthodox asceticism over rationalistic false doctrines which deny the significance of the labor of fasting.