Services on 20-21 April, the Great Feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
On Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April we had services for the Great Feast of the Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday. All-night vigil with the blessing of wheat, wine, oil, and five loaves was served on Saturday evening and Divine Liturgy was served on Sunday morning. Pussy willows and palm branches were also blessed on Saturday evening. For both services our small church was beautifully adorned with new green vestments and with palm branches. A great many of the faithful confessed on Saturday evening and Sunday morning so as to receive Holy Communion. Following Divine Liturgy on Sunday a collection was taken up to benefit the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.