3 THE SHEPHERD • APRIL 2021 • SAINT SPYRIDON GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF SAN DIEGO FRIDAY, APRIL 2: 3rd Salutations 6:30 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 4: Sunday of the Holy Cross Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6 ✟ Gospel : Mark 8:34-38; 9:1 MONDAY, APRIL 5: Compline 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7: Paraklesis 11:00 AM FRIDAY, APRIL 9: 4th Salutations 6:30 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 11: Sunday of St. John Climacus Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Hebrews 6:13-20 ✟ Gospel : Mark 9:17-31 MONDAY, APRIL 12: Compline 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14: Paraklesis 11:00 AM FRIDAY, APRIL 16: Ακάθιστος Ύμνος (Hymn Without Sitting) 6:30 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Hebrews 9:11-14 ✟ Gospel : Mark 10:32-45 SATURDAY, APRIL 24: Saturday of Lazarus Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Hebrews 12:28-29; 13:1-8 ✟ Gospel : John 11:1-45 SUNDAY, APRIL 25: PALM SUNDAY Orthros : 9:00 AM ✟ Divine Liturgy : 10:00 AM Epistle : Philippians 4:4-9 ✟ Gospel : John 12:1-18 e Bridegroom Service w/ procession of the icon 6:30 PM MONDAY, APRIL 26: HOLY & GREAT MONDAY e Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM TUESDAY, APRIL 27: HOLY & GREAT TUESDAY e Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28: HOLY & GREAT WEDNESDAY Holy Unction 3:00 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 29: HOLY & GREAT THURSDAY Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 10:00 AM e 12 Gospel Readings 6:30 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 30: HOLY & GREAT FRIDAY Royal Hours 10:00 AM Un-nailing 3:00 PM Lamentations 6:30 PM SATURDAY, MAY 1: HOLY & GREAT SATURDAY Divine Liturgy of St. Basil 10:00 AM Resurrection Service 11:00 PM SUNDAY, MAY 2: GREAT & HOLY PASCHA Agapi Service 12:00 PM one. 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We need time to nd someone as wonderful as Rick and David were. Please continue to attend church services now that we are open for inside services. Our chanters continue to work hard and I hope you are also enjoying a bit of familiarity when I chant for services. We want to wish each and every one of you Καλή Ανάσταση and a beau- tiful spring! Katherine Loukatos Meck Choir Master NEWS LOFT FROM THE MEMORIALS DEATHS JAN 15: Hilda Psellos 93 years old JAN 30: Visarion Toader 85 years old MAR 14: Zoe Kaisarlis 1 year Sarantos Christakos 3 years Pauline (Panayiota) Kallas 19 years MAR 21: Presv. Manthoula Karetsou 3 months Christiana Harrison Schildmeyer 6 months Spyridon Lolis 1 year APR 11: Stephanie Navrides 9 months Nikitoula Moises 11 years Sponsored Announcement Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice! Christ is risen, and life reigns! Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb! – From the Paschal homily of St. John Chrysostom We have begun our journey to the resurrection. e bookstore has a great selection of resources to com- plete your lenten journey. Archi- mandrite Papavassiliou’s Meditation for Great Lent is a gem of a book to inspire you for the Fast and to give you encouragement as you pursue your lenten journey. Meditations for Holy Week , is an insightful read to help us enter fully into the most rich and intense period before Pascha. Other wonderful books to consider are Alexander Schmemann’s Great Lent: Journey to Pascha , or omas Hopko’s e Lenten Spring . A great addition to all Orthodox homes to enter into the lenten mindset is e Lenten Triodion . A truly great pub- lication by our Archdiocese is the guide Journey rough Holy Week . e purpose of this guide is to shed light on your journey through Holy Week’s services and to help you un- derstand what is happening in them and what they mean for us as Ortho- dox Christians. In need of other Pascha basket gi s we have a beautiful selection of resurrection icons, diptych icons, wooden budded wall crosses, prayer rope bracelets, My Greek Home: Icon bracelets, Akathist Hymn books, and pocket prayer books. If you are look- ing for liturgical music, we stock a variety of CD’s chanted by the nuns of the Life Giving Spring Monastery, Akathist Hymns, St. Vladimir’s Pas- cha, Eikona’s Pascha, and Hymns of Holy Week from our choir. Lastly, our traditional Greek Orthodox Holy Week Service book by George Pa- padeas is stocked too. For any items in the bookstore, ar- rangements can be made for pay- ment, pick up or delivery. Please text Stephanie at: 619-203-3533. Wishing everyone “Καλή Ανάσταση και Καλό Πάσχα.” Mary Mastorakos, Pat Tsopanoglou, Collette Pepelis, Stephanie Mourafe- tis, and Francesca Captain LIBRARY & BOOKSTORE