Sunday 1st April Fast Day Divine Liturgy 3-3-Pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar All Are Most Welcome.
Fifth Sunday of Great Lent. St Melito, Bishop of Sardis (C190)
Sixth Week of Great Lent.
Monday 2nd Fast Day. St Titus Winderworker (Constantinople 9th)
Tuesday 3rd Fast Day. St Nicetas The Confessor, Abbot of Medikion On Mt Olympus (Bithynia 824) St Joseph The Hymngrapher (883)
Wednesday 4th Fast Day.St George of Mt Maleon in The Peloponnese (5th-6th). St Zosimas, of Palestine (6th) St Isidore, Bishop of Seville (636) St Plato The Confessor, Abbot of Studion (814)
Thursday 5th Fast Day. St Mark Anchorite, of Athens (400) St Theodora of Thessalonica (892)
Friday 6th Fast Day. St Euthychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (582) St Platonida (Platonis) of Nisibis (Syria 308) St Methodius, Equal-To-The-Apostles, Archbishop of Moravia and Enlightener of The Slavs (885)
Saturday 7th Fast Day (Wine Oil) Lazarus Saturday. Martyr Rufinus The Deacon and Aquilina, at Sinope (C310) St George The Confessor, Bishop of Mytilene (9th) St Sabas The New of Kalymnos (1948)
Sunday 8th Fast Day (Fish Wine Oil) Entry of Our Lord Into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
3-30pm Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Palms Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar. Apostles Herodion, Agabus, Asyncritus, Rufus, Phlegon, Hermes, of The Seventy (1st) St Celestine Pope of Rome (432(St Niphon, Bishop of Novgorod (1156)
Start of Great and Holy Week Strict Fasting Each Day Till Pascha
Monday 9th Fast Day Great and Holy Monday. Commemoration of Blessed Jospeph The All Righteous, and of The Unfruitful Fig Tree That Was Cursed By Our Lord. Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (362) Monk Martyr Bademus (Vadim) of Persia (376) Hieromartyr Theodore, Abbot of Crowland (870)
Tuesday 10th. Fast Day Great and Holy Tuesday. Commemoration of Parable of Ten Virgins. Martyrs Terence, Pompeius, Africanus, Maximus, Zeno, Alexander, Theodore and Marcarius, at Carthage (3rd) Huldah The Prophetess (4 (2) Kings 22:14 7th BC) Hieromartyr Gregory V, Patriarch of Constantinople (1821)
Wednesday 11th Fast Day Great and Holy Wednesday. Commemoration of The Sinful Woman Who Annointed The Lord With Myrrh. Hieromartyr Antipas, Bishop of Pergamum, Disciple of St John The Theologian (92) St Guthlac, Hermit of Crowland (714) St Callinicus of Cernica, Bishop of Rimnicului in Romnia (1868) The Appearance of The Most Holy Theotokos at Pochaev, (The Footprint)
Divine Liturgy of Pre-Santicified and Anointing With Holy Oil, 630pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar. Confessions To Follow
Thursday 12th Fast Day (Wine Oil) Great and Holy Thursday. Celebration of The Washing of Feet, The Mystical Supper, The Prayer in Gethsemane, and Betrayal.
Divine Liturgy 630pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar All Are Most Welcome.
St Basil The Confessor, Bishop of Parium (Hellespont 8th) Hieromartyr Zeno, Bishop of Verona (C380) Virgin Anthusa of Constantinople (C811) St Acacius of Kavsokalyvia (1730)
Friday 13th Strict Fast Great and Holy Friday. Celebration of The Holy Redeeming Passion of Our Lord.
Divine Liturgy of Passion and Veneration of Epistatis (Shroud of Christ)
630pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar, All Are Most Welcome.
Saint Martin The Confessor Pope of Rome (655)
Saturday 14th Fast Day. (Wine) Great and Holy Saturday. Celebration of Burial of Our Lord and His Decent Into Hell.
1130pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar. Pascal Mattins Silent Veneration of Episatis (Shroud) Procession of The Women To The Tomb Solemn Proclamtion of The Ressurection of Christ, Proclamtion in All Tounges Present, Singing of Pascal Canon and Divine Liturgy All Are Most Welcome. Holy Pascha.
Please Bring Tradition Foods and Eggs To Be Blessed During The Liturgy.
Beginning of Pentecostarion
Sunday 15th Fast - Free Week. Holy Pascha- The Resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Bright Week Begins
Monday 16th Fast-Free Bright Monday Virgin-Martyrs Agape, Irene and Chionia, in Lllyria (304) Martyr Leonidas of Cornith (258)
Tuesday 17th Fast -Free Bright Tuesday. Martyrs Raphael, Niclas, and Irene of Lesbos (1463) Hieromartyr Symeon, Bishop of Persia (344) Martyr Adrian of Cornith (251) St Agapetus, Pope of Rome (536) St Donnan, Monk-Martyr of Eigg (C617) St Zosimas, Abbot of Solovki (1478) St Marcarius of Cornith (1805) St Paisius The Fool-For-Christ, of The Kiev Caves (1893)
Wednesday 18th Fast-Free Bright Wednesday. Martyr Sabas The Goth of Wallachia (372) New Martyr John of Epirus (1526)
Thursday 19th Fast -Free Bright Thursday Hieromartyr Theodore of Perge in Pamphylia and His Mother Philippa (2nd) Hieromartyr Alphege, Archbishop of Canturbury (1012)
Friday 20th Fast-Free Bright Friday. The Livegiving Spring of The Holy Theotokos. St Theodore Trichinas (The Hairshirt Wearer), Hermit Near Constantinople (?4th-5th) St Caedwalla, King of West Saxons (689) St Athanasius, Founder of The Monastery of Transfiguration, Metrona (1380)
Saturday 21st Fast-Free Bright Saturday. Hieromartyr Januarius, Bishop of Benevento, and His Companions (C305) St Beuno, Abbot of Clynnog (C640) St Anastasius of Sinai (C695) Kollyvades Fathers (18th)
Sunday 22nd 2nd Sunday of Pascha St Thomas Sunday St Theodore The Sykeote, Bishop of Anastasiopolis (613) Apostles Nathaniel, Luke, and Clement (1st)
Monday 23rd Glorious Great Martyr, Victorybearer and Wonderworker George (303) Martyr Anatolius and Protoleon, Soldiers Converted By Witnessing The Martyrdom of St George (303)
Tuesday 24th Joyfull Commemoration of The Dead. Martyr Sabas Stratelates (The General) of Rome (272) St Elizabeth The Wonder-Worker (5th) St Mellitus, Archbishop of Canterbury (624) Hieromartyrs Jospeph, Elias, Sabas, Metroploitian of Transylvania and Confessors of Orthodoxy (Romania) (17th-18th)
Wednesday 25th Fast-Day (Wine Oil) Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark (1st) St Phoebadius, Bishop of Agen (C393) St Sylvester Abbott of Obnora (1379) St Basil, Starets of Poiana Marului (Romania (1767)
Thursday 26th Hieromartyr Basil, Bishop of Amasea (C322) Righteous Virgin Glaphyra (322) St Stephen, Bishop of Perm (1396) St Joannicius of Devich in Serbia (1430)
Friday 27th Fast-Day (Wine Oil) Hieromartyr Symeon, The Kinsman of The Lord (107) St Eulogius The Hospitable of Constantinople (4th)
Saturday 28th St Memnon The Wonderworker. St Cyril, Bishop of Turov (1183)
Sunday 29th 3rd Sunday of Pascha. Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women Mary Magdalen, Mary The Wife of Cleopas, Joanna, Salome The Mother of The Sons of Zebedee, Susanna, and Mary and Martha The Sisters of Lazarus. Righteous Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.
Monday 30th Holy Apostle James The Son of Zebedee, The Brother of St John The Theologian (44) St Donatus, Bishop of Euroea in Epirus (387) New Martyr Argyri at Constantinople (1725) St Ignatius (Brianchaninov) (Russia 1867)