Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

Український Католицький Собор Святого Івана Хрестителя

952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa Ontario, K2C 3K7

Holy Week and Easter Services: Gregorian Calendar

For a calendar view, see: Liturgical Services Calendar

Palm Sunday, April 14

(catechism at 10:30)

10:45 a.m Matins
11:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Blessing of Willows

Holy Wednesday, April 17

5:30 p.m. Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts and Sacrament of Healing

Holy Thursday, April 18

5:00 p.m. Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil

Holy Friday, April 19

7:00 a.m. Passion Matins – 12 Gospels
2:00 p.m. Vespers of Entombment – Exposition of the Holy Shroud
After vespers: Confessions

Holy Saturday, April 20

8:00 a.m. Jerusalem Matins
2:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Food* and confessions
5:00 p.m. Vespers with Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
After Liturgy: Blessing of Easter Food*

Easter Sunday, April 21

(no catechism or children’s homily)

7:00 a.m. Paschal Matins
8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
After Liturgy: Blessing of Easter Food*
5:00 p.m. Agape Vespers

Bright Monday, April 22

9:30 a.m. Paschal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Bright Tuesday, April 23

9:30 a.m. Paschal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Saturday, April 27

5:00 p.m. Vespers with Lytia for Thomas Sunday (not 6:00 p.m.)

Thomas Sunday, April 28

(no catechism)

10:00 a.m. Matins
10:45 a.m. Baptism
11:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and potluck

Saturday, May 4

6:00 p.m. Vespers with Lytia for Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women

Sunday, May 5

(no catechism)

9:00 a.m. Matins for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
10:30 a.m. Combined Ukrainian-English Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
12:00 p.m. Easter dinner

Final catechism class is May 12

* Blessing of Easter baskets takes place downstairs in the church hall.