Holy Week and Paschal Services
Friday, April 19: preparation of pussy willows, 6:00pm
Saturday, April 20: Great Vespers for Palm Sunday, 6:00pm
Sunday, April 21: Palm Sunday Hours and Divine Liturgy, 9:15am
Great and Holy Monday, April 22: no services
Great and Holy Tuesday, April 23: no services
Great and Holy Wednesday, April 24: Holy Unction, 6:00pm
Great and Holy Thursday, April 25: Matins and the Reading of the Twelve Passion Gospels, 6:00pm
Great and Holy Friday, April 26: Vespers and the Placing of the Shroud, 3:00pm
Matins with Lamentations and the Burial Procession, 6:00pm; Father will then be available for Confessions
A light lenten meal will also be offered between the two Friday services.
Great and Holy Saturday, April 27: No morning services.
Evening: Confessions and reading from the Book of Acts, starting at 10:00pm
Nocturns, Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for Pascha, blessing of baskets and the breaking of the fast, 11:30pm
All are welcome to join us for a festive meal following the Paschal services!
Sunday of Pascha, April 28: Agape Vespers, 12:15pm
Bright Monday, April 29: 9th Hour, Divine Liturgy with children's egg hunt TBD, 9:15am
Christ is in our midst! He was, He is, and He will be!
Our parish bookstore is open during Fellowship Hour after services!
Upcoming Services and Events
Monday, 9 / 22 April
Tuesday, 10 / 23 April
Wednesday, 11 / 24 April
6pm Holy Unction
Thursday, 12 / 25 April
6pm Matins and the Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels
Friday, 13 / 26 April
3pm Vespers and the Placing of the Shroud
Confessions and light meal between services
6pm Matins with Lamentations and the Burial Procession
Saturday, 14 / 27 April
no morning services
10pm Confessions and reading of the Acts
11:30pm Nocturns, Resurrection Matins, Divine Liturgy for Pascha;
Festive meal to follow; all are welcome!
Sunday, 15 / 28 April
12:15pm Agape Vespers
Welcome to the website of Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church located in Endicott, New York, about nine miles west of Binghamton. Our parish is under the omophorion of His Eminence HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. We trace our roots back to our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles and their teachings. We are a refuge of the moral, theological, spiritual, and liturgical traditions of the Holy Orthodox Church whose unbroken Traditions date back to the day of Holy Pentecost in 33 AD. Our church is dedicated to our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra of Lycia, the Wonderworker. Our primary Patronal Feast is celebrated on May 9/22, the Feastday of the Translation of his sacred relics from Myra to Bari, Italy (in 1087), where they are venerated there, here, and elsewhere to the present day. Our secondary Patronal Feast is celebrated on December 6/19, which is the Feastday of our Father among the Saints Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra of Lycia, the Wonderworker. We invite you to come and visit Saint Nicholas and us, the Orthodox faithful at his parish in Endicott, and come into contact with the worship of early Christianity! You are always welcome to pray with us and participate in our activities and programs!
For those of us who find ourselves amid misfortunes as we journey by land or sail the seas, for those of us who are nearby or far removed, thou art a great and fervent advocate, an exceeding merciful and mighty intercessor, O Holy Nicholas, sacred preacher of Christ. Wherefore, assembling we cry: Entreat the Lord that we may be delivered from every evil circumstance.