ST. BASIL'S RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
6 Lansing Avenue - Watervliet, NY 12189
(phone) 518-273-6262
APRIL 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Mar 31
Veneration of the Precious Cross
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.  Church School.  Charity Spaghetti Dinner
5:00 pm - Pan-Orthodox Vespers at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church, Troy, NY
Fast: wine & oil
1
Fast
2
Fast
3
Nikitas the Confessor
Joseph the Hymnographer
5:30 pm - Confession
6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy
Fast
4
Fast
5
6:00 pm - Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos followed by Confession
Fast
6
Memorial Saturday
Eutychios, patriarch of Constantinople
Gregory of Sinai
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy.  
5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession
Fast: wine & oil
7
St. John Climacus
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.  Church School.  Lenten Coffee Hour  
5:00 pm - Pan-Orthodox Vespers at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, South Glens Falls
Fast: wine & oil
8
Fast
9
Fast
10
Martyrs Terence, Pompeios & their companions
5:30 pm - Confession
6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy
Fast
11
Fast
12
6:00 pm - Akathist to the Most-Holy Theotokos.  Confession
Fast
13
5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession
Fast: wine & oil
14
St. Mary of Egypt
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil.  Church School.  Lenten Middle Eastern Day fundraiser
5:00 pm - Pan-Orthodox Vespers at St. Innocent Orthodox Church (OCA), Oneonta, NY
Fast: wine & oil
15
Fast
16
Fast
17
Hieromartyr Symeon of Persia & his companions
5:30 pm - Confession
6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy
Fast
18
Fast
19
6:00 pm - Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos.  Confession
Fast
20
Lazarus Saturday
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
5:30 pm - Vigil of Palm Sunday - Vespers with Blessing of Loaves.  Blessing of Pussy Willows/Palms.  Matins
Fast: wine & oil
21
PALM SUNDAY
9:10 am - Hours and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.  No Church School.  Blessing of Pussy Willows/Palms.  Coffee Hour
5:00 pm - Pan-Orthodox Vespers at New Skete Monastery (OCA), Cambridge, NY
Fast: fish, wine, & oil
22
Great and Holy Monday
9:00 am - Bridegroom Matins
5:30 pm - Confession.  
6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy
Fast
23
Great and Holy Tuesday
9:00 am - Bridegroom Matins
5:30 pm - Confession
6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy
Fast
24
Great and Holy Wednesday
9:00 am - Bridegroom Matins
5:30 pm - Confession
6:00 pm - Mystery of Holy Unction
Fast
25
Great and Holy Thursday - Commemoration of the Mystical supper and the first Eucharist
9:00 am - Vespers with the Liturgy of St. Basil
7:00 pm - Matins for Great and Holy Friday with the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels

Fast
26
Great and Holy Friday - Strict Fast
9:00 am - Royal Hours
3:00 pm - Vespers - The Descent from the Cross
7:00 pm - Matins for Holy Saturday with procession and Burial Service of our Lord
Fast
27
Great and Holy Saturday - Strict Fast
8:00 am - Vespers with the Liturgy of St. Basil.  15 Old Testament readings.  Confessions will be heard during the readings.
2:00 pm - Blessing of Pascha baskets in the Center
11:30 pm - Midnight Service and Procession
Fast: wine & oil
28
PASCHA
12:00 am - Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.  Blessing of Pascha baskets and celebration in the Center
3:00 pm - Agape Vespers (Procession contingent upon availability of participants)
Fast free
29
Bright Monday
9:30 am - Divine Liturgy.  (Procession contingent upon availability of participants)
Fast free
30
Fast free
May 1
Fast free
May 2
Fast free
May 3
Fast free
May 4
5:30 pm - Great Vespers.  Confession
Fast free