The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John
On Good Friday, John’s account of the Passion of Jesus is proclaimed. Join us this Lent as we explore how that narrative can help us personally encounter Jesus, come to believe more deeply in Him, and follow Him more faithfully.
- Sundays: March 24, 31, April 7
- 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM. Light Meal Provided
- Freewill Offering Appreciated
- RSVP: stfabian.org/lent19
St. Fabian’s address is: 32200 W. Twelve Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Jesus: The Image of the Invisible God
We will deepen our appreciation of the historic reality of Jesus’ conquest of suffering and death through His Passion and Resurrection by focusing on the message left behind on the Shroud of Turin; and the imprint it makes on Our Lives. Life-size backlit images of the Shroud will be on display.
Wednesday, April 10 at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church and Hellenic Cultural Center 36375 Joy Road, Westland, MI 48185
The Presanctified Liturgy will be offered at 5:30 PM, followed by a Lenten Potluck Supper at 6:30 PM. My talk begins around 7 PM.
What is a Presanctified Liturgy, you ask? It is an evening service of solemn lenten Vespers with the administration of Holy Communion added to it. There is no consecration of the eucharistic gifts at the presanctified liturgy. Holy Communion is given from the eucharistic gifts sanctified on the previous Sunday at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. The Presanctified Liturgy is offered on Wednesday and Friday evenings, although some churches may celebrate it only on one of these days. It comes in the evening after a day of spiritual preparation and total abstinence.
As Catholics we are to refrain from receiving Holy Communion at this liturgy since the Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church are not in full communion with each other. However, you are invited to attend, enjoy the potluck after, and stay for the talk. If you can only come for the talk, that is fine too. The entire evening is a wonderful ecumenical opportunity.
David J. Conrad