4th Sunday of Great Lent
Leavetaking of the Annunciation
Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel
The Sunday bulletin: March 26, 2023; March 19, 2023; March 12, 2023.
The monthly newsletters: Lenten 2023; January 2023.
St Matthew Orthodox Church is an OCA (Orthodox Church in America) parish and is part of the OCA Diocese of the Midwest. We serve Green Bay, the Fox Valley, and Door County. We are a diverse community of Orthodox Christians and seekers from northeast Wisconsin.
The Orthodox Church humbly claims to be the One Church of Christ, founded on the apostolic witness to our Lord, born on the Day of Pentecost, and for 2,000 years making known to men, women, and children the path to salvation through repentance and faith in Christ. The Orthodox Church is not a denomination (for it predates Protestantism by 1,500 years) nor is it “the Eastern branch of the Roman Catholic Church.” It is, quite simply, the Church of Christ.
March/April 2023 Liturgical Schedule
Note: services are open to everyone. All are welcome!
Friday, March 24, 6:00 pm - Great Vespers (Feast of the Annuciation)
Saturday, March 25, 9:10 am - Hours; 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy (Feast of the Annunciation)
Saturday, March 25, 5:00 pm - Great Vespers
Sunday, March 26, 8:30 am - Matins; 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy (4th Sunday of Lent - The Ladder)
Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy
Friday, March 31, 9:30 am - Presanctified Liturgy (St. Innocent)
Saturday, April 1, 5:00 pm - Great Vespers
Sunday, April 2, 8:30 am - Matins; 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy (5th Sunday of Lent - Mary of Egypt)
Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 pm - Presanctified Liturgy
Friday, April 7, 6:00 pm - Great Vespers (Lazarus Saturday)
Saturday, April 8, 9:00 am - Chrismations; 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy (Lazarus Saturday)
Saturday, April 8, 5:00 pm - Vigil (Palm Sunday)
Sunday, April 9, 9:10 am - Hours; 9:30 am - Divine Liturgy (Palm Sunday)
Monday, April 10, 6:00 pm - Bridegroom Matins
Tuesday, April 11, 8:45 am - Presanctified Liturgy
Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 pm - Bridegroom Matins
Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 pm - Matins
Thursday, April 13, 10:00 am - Vesperal Liturgy (The Mystical Supper of Holy Thursday)
Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm - Matins (The 12 Passion Gospels of Holy Friday)
Friday, April 14, 3:30 pm - Vespers (The Entombment)
Friday April 14, 6:00 pm - The Lamentations at the Tomb)
Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am - Vesperal Liturgy (The Empty Tomb)
Saturday, April 15, 11:30 pm - Nocturnes, Matins, Divine Liturgy (The Resurrection)
Sunday, April 16, 3:00 pm - Paschal Vespers (Agape Vespers of Pascha)
Guests and new members typically experience a very warm welcome at St Matthew services. The activities of the Church, in addition to our worship schedule, include: individualized instruction and preparation for Baptism and Chrismation; pastoral counseling; participation in local, national and international ministries; an annual parish picnic; fund raising activities, and the annual St Matthew Dinner.