St. Thomas Church Cleaning Day


In preparation for Pascha, St. Thomas will hold a cleaning day on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 9:00 am. 


Schedule of Services Great Lent & Pascha 2018


Schedule of Services: Zacchaeus Sunday through St. Thomas Sunday 

Divine Liturgy begins at 10:00 am unless otherwise stated. Evening services begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise stated.

Sat Jan.     20     Great Vespers
Sun Jan.    21     Zacchaeus Sunday
Sat Jan.     27     Great Vespers
Sun Jan.    28     Publican and the Pharisee (pitch-in & Annual Parish Meeting)

Sunday, January 28 through Saturday February 3 is a fast free week.

Thu Feb.     1     Vesperal Liturgy for Meeting of Our Lord in Temple
Sat Feb.      3     Great Vespers
Sun Feb.     4     Prodigal Son
Sat Feb.     10    Great Vespers
Sun Feb.    11    The Last Judgement/Meatfare (pitch-in following Divine Liturgy — meat dishes allowed)
Sat Feb.      17    Great Vespers
Sun Feb.     18    Forgiveness/Cheesefare (pitch-in following Divine Liturgy — cheese dishes allowed; no meat)

Great and Holy Lent begins on Monday, February 19.

Mon Feb.    19     Canon of St. Andrew
Tue Feb.     20     Canon of St. Andrew
Wed Feb.    21     Canon of St. Andrew
Fri Feb.      23      Akathist to the Theotokos
Sat Feb.     24      Great Vespers
Sun Feb.    25      Sunday of Orthodoxy (pitch-in following Divine Liturgy)
                               Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers @ 5:00 p.m. – St George, Fishers
Wed Feb.   28      Pre-Sanctified
Fri Mar.       2      Akathist to the Theotokos
Sat Mar.       3     Great Vespers
Sun Mar.      4     St Gregory of Palamas
                                Lenten Vespers @5:00 p.m. – St. George, Terre Haute
Wed Mar.     7     Akathist to the Theotokos
Fri Mar.        9     Pre-Sanctified
Sat Mar.      10    Great Vespers
Sun Mar.     11    Veneration of the Cross — Daylight Savings Time Begins
                                Lenten Vespers @5:00 p.m. – St. Nicholas, Zionsville
Wed Mar.    14    Pre-Sanctified
Fri Mar.       16    Akathist to the Theotokos
Sat Mar.      17     Great Vespers
Sun Mar.     18     St John of the Ladder
Lenten Vespers @ 5:00 p.m. – Joy of Al Who Sorrow, Indpls
Wed Mar.    21     Pre-Sanctified
Fri Mar.       23     Akathist to the Theotokos
Sat Mar.      24     Great Vespers
Sun Mar.     25     Annunciation & St Mary of Egypt (pitch-in following Divine Liturgy)
Lenten Vespers @ 5:00 p.m. – St Mary of Egypt, Greenwood
Wed Mar.    28     Pre-Sanctified
Sat Mar.       31     Lazarus Saturday Divine Liturgy (pancake breakfast & making Palm crosses, following liturgy)
                                Great Vespers

Holy Week begins on Sunday, April 1.

Sun Apr.       1    Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem/Palm Sunday
Bridegroom Matins @ 6:00 pm, followed by confession
Mon Apr.     2     Bridegroom Matins @ 6:00 pm, followed by confession
Tue Apr.      3     Bridegroom Matins @ 6:00 pm, followed by confession
Wed Apr.     4     Unction Service
Thu Apr.      5     Vesperal Liturgy @ 10:00 a.m.
Matins with the Reading of the 12 Gospels @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 6 is Good Friday.

Fri Apr.      6     Royal Hours @ 9:00 a.m. (3rd, 6th and 9th)
                            Holy Friday afternoon @3:00 p.m. taking down from the cross
                            Holy Friday evening Entombment/Lamentation @ 6:00 p.m., followed by                                all night Vigil
Sat Apr.      7     Vesperal Liturgy with the 15 O.T. readings @ 9:30 a.m.
                             Holy Saturday evening – Paschal Service @ 11:00 p.m.

The Paschal Service is on Saturday, April 7 beginning at 11:00 pm.
Sunday, April 8 is Great and Holy Pascha.

Sun Apr.      8     Vespers @ 12:00 pm, followed by cookout @ Lashbrooks’
Sat Apr.     14     Great Vespers
Sun Apr.    15     St. Thomas Sunday

Fr. Philip will be hearing confessions throughout Great Lent through Holy Wednesday. Please contact him to schedule a time.


A light has gone out from among us, to shine the more brightly from beyond that thin veil in the love and mercy of our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for Avra, Al, Avra’s beautiful children, and those of us who were touched by her beauty. By her witness. We will never be the same, Glory to God.

I love you, Avramou. Memory Eternal.