April and Holy Week 2021 Church Services

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  • You do not need to book to come to our Church Services.
  • Churches can have “1 person per 2sqm .  At St Ioannis this equates to 160 in our Church 
  • This means that after the 1st 160 persons, those that come later will be directed to  our hall. 
  • In our hall the Liturgy can be heard and seen on a screen
  • Masks are no longer compulsory in Churches
  • We are not  livestreaming our the Services 

THURSDAY  1 April

Great Compline    6 – 7pm

FRIDAY  2 April

3rd Salutations  7.15 – 8.30pm

SUNDAY  4 April

[put your clocks 1 hour backward]

VENERATION of the HOLY CROSS  Matins – Divine Liturgy of St Basil  – Service of the Cross              7.30 – 11am  

Sublime Vespers for all ages,  mostly in English,  celebrated by Fr Ieronimos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St George,  Springwood   5 – 6pm,  then a talk in our hall for Youth aged 18 – 30 by the Abbot titled “The Road to Dispassion”

TUESDAY  6 April

Great Compline    6 – 7pm

WEDNESDAY  7 April

9th Hour – D. Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts    6.30 – 8.15pm

THURSDAY  8 April

Great Compline    6 – 7pm

FRIDAY  9 April

4th  Salutations  7.15 – 8.30pm

SUNDAY  11 April

 

ST JOHN CLIMACUS    Matins and Divine Liturgy of St Basil   7.30 – 11am  

Sublime Vespers    6 – 7pm

TUESDAY  13 April

Great Compline    6 – 7pm

WEDNESDAY  14 April

Great Canon   6 – 8pm

THURSDAY  15 April

 9th Hour – D. Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts    6.30 – 8.15pm

FRIDAY  16  April

Cleaning – bee of our Church and gardens    8am – 12pm

AKATHIST HYMN       7 .15 – 8.45pm

SUNDAY  18 April

 

ST MARY OF EGYPT   Matins and Divine Liturgy of St Basil    7.30 – 11am  

Sublime Vespers    4.30 – 5.30pm

Concert in our hall for our  1821 – 2021 anniversary    6 – 8pm

TUESDAY   20  April

Great Compline    6 – 7pm

WEDNESDAY  21  April

9th Hour – D. Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts    6.30 – 8.15pm

THURSDAY  22  April

 Great Compline    6 – 7pm

SATURDAY  24 April

LAZARUS  SATURDAY  Matins – D. Liturgy  7 – 9.45am  then preparation of crosses –  children welcome

SUNDAY  25  April

PALM SUNDAY     Matins – D. Liturgy   7.30 – 11am  then fish luncheon in our hall

Bridegroom Service   7 – 8.30pm 

HOLY   MONDAY

26  April

Joseph the all-virtuous     9th Hour and Divine Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts    8 – 10am

Bridegroom Service   7 – 8.30pm 

HOLY   TUESDAY  

27  April

Parable of 10 Virgins        9th Hour and Divine Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts     8 – 10am

Bridegroom Service   7 – 8.30pm 

HOLY  WEDNESDAY 

28  April

Woman who poured myrrh     9th Hour and Divine Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts     8 – 10am

Holy Unction   4 – 6pm

Matins of Holy Thursday     7 – 8.30pm 

HOLY   THURSDAY         29  April

The Last Supper     Vespers – D. Liturgy of St Basil    6 – 8am

Service of Holy Passion    6.30 – 10pm

HOLY  FRIDAY 

30   April

Holy Passion of our Lord   Hours   8 – 10am  then decoration of tomb – children welcome

Service of Taking Down from the Cross   4 – 5.30pm

Service of Lamentations    7 – 10pm

HOLY  SATURDAY   

 1  May

Descent of the Lord in Hades     Vespers – D. Liturgy of St Basil   6 – 8am

SERVICE OF THE RESURRECTION  –  MATINS  – D. LITURGY     11pm – 2.30am 

SUNDAY  2  May

PASCHA   Vespers of love at the Archdiocese, 242 Cleveland St Redfern    11am – 12.15pm