Important Information about Holy Week

As we approach Holy Week we wanted to share important information and link to make it easier for you to participate in Church services.  Of course, we will continue to stream online.   The Holy Week schedule is published online at our website.  We continue to be operating under restrictive Covid guidelines.  We have a limited capacity with spacing requirements – PLEASE WORK WITH US AND BE PATIENT.  There is more information available on our website at https://stathanasiosnj.org

Live Streaming

We are broadcasting live streams on Facebook and YouTube. You can optionally sign up for a free Facebook or YouTube account to subscribe and watch from the Church Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stathnj/ or YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8qFuN33hbCE32HMjJkGZQA.

Advance Registration Required Online

All individuals must register using our online system available on Eventbrite at http://stathanasiosnj.eventbrite.com.  Only if you are unable to use a computer to register, please call the Church office, as we are operating on limited hours.  Links are provided in the table below to each service as well.  We are also providing online help files to guide you through how to register for different sections.  Many services will sell out quickly so we will require online registration to simplify the admission process.  You need to register for each event separately and ensure to provide the name of every individual in your group.  

Registration opens 4 days in advance of each service – for example, on Wednesday at 3pm, registration opens for Palm Sunday service.  See the table below for information for each service with a registration link.

In order to ensure your seats you must a) reserve in advance and, b) arrive no later than the times specified below in the “Must Arrive By” column.  After this time reservations are cancelled and we go to a first come first served basis, but you will still require to register all your name(s) at the door.

Lighting Candles or Receiving Sacraments

This refers to Palms on Sunday, the Holy Unction on Wednesday, Flowers on Friday, or The Light on Saturday.

For those of you that would like to receive these items or light a candle without attending service or if you are unable to obtain a seat, we will accommodate people that line up outside and bring them in one at a time while maintaining 6ft of spacing.  Please be patient with us as we need to maintain safety for everyone.  Everyone should line up outside the entrance near the Church office.

Restrictions

  • Use the entrance (by the park) next to the Church office to enter.  
  • The entrance next to the Church narthex is closed.
  • Pews are roped off to provide 6ft spacing between groups.
  • Only the same household can sit together.
  • Do Not book seats for your party across different pew rows.
  • Masks are required at all times inside the building.  
  • Please ensure you bring a mask for everyone. 
  • Those listening to services outside should practice distancing and wear masks

Tickets and Different Sections

  • There are 4 sections restricted to different use.  
  • Individuals please book 1 seat in the Individuals section.  
  • Couples please book 2 seats next to each other in the couples section.  
  • Families need to book 3-5 people in a single row.  Only 1 family per row.  If you need a 6th or 7th we can add your additional member at the door.
  • Strollers: There are only 2 spots for strollers – please register the adult and the child.  Do not take the seats on either end.  

Seating will be in the church, and in the choir loft. When that is filled, then additional seating will be offered in the gym (for Wednesday 3pm and evening services onward) to watch the live stream on a large screen. Once the gym is filled, there will be speakers outside the church to hear the service if you wish to wait to receive Palms, Holy Unction, Flower from the Epitafio, or receive the light during the Anastasi. 

Below is a list of the services for Holy Week.

EventDate and Start TimeRegistration OpensMust Arrive ByRegistration Link
Palm Sunday – Orthros, Divine Liturgy & Blessing of the PalmsSunday, April 25, 8:15 AMWednesday, April 21, 3:00 PM10:00 AMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149266940437
Nyphios ServiceSunday, April 25, 7:30 PMWednesday, April 21, 3:00 PM8:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149269798987
     
Holy Monday –  Pre-sanctified LiturgyMonday, April 26, 8:30 AMThursday, April 22, 3:00 PM10:00 AMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149270091863
Nyphios ServiceMonday, April 26, 7:30 PMThursday, April 22, 3:00 PM8:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149269833089
     
Holy Tuesday –  Pre-sanctified LiturgyTuesday, April 27, 8:30 AMFriday, April 23, 3:00 PM10:00 AMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149270150037
Nymphios  Service & Troparion  KassianisTuesday, April 27, 7:30 PMFriday, April 23, 3:00 PM8:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149269891263
     
Holy Wednesday –  Pre-sanctified LiturgyWednesday, April 28, 8:30 AMSaturday, April 24, 3:00 PM10:00 AMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149270386745
Holy UnctionWednesday, April 28, 3:00 PMSaturday, April 24, 3:00 PM3:30 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149271337589
Orthros of Holy ThursdayWednesday, April 28, 7:30 PMSaturday, April 24, 3:00 PM8:30 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/151587380937
     
Holy Thursday –  Vespers & Divine LiturgyThursday, April 29, 6:00 AMSunday, April 25, 3:00 PM7:00 AMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149270483033
Service of the Holy PassionThursday, April 29, 7:00 PMSunday, April 25, 3:00 PM8:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/151589268583
     
Holy Friday –  Great Royal HoursFriday, April 30, 8:30 AMMonday, April 26, 3:00 PM10:00 AMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149270543213
ApokathelosisFriday, April 30, 3:00 PMMonday, April 26, 3:00 PM3:30 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/151590769071
Lamentations, Procession of the EpitaphioFriday, April 30, 7:30 PMMonday, April 26, 3:00 PM8:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/151589647717
     
Holy Saturday – Great  Vespers & Divine  LiturgySaturday, May 1, 9:00 AMTuesday, April 27, 3:00 PM10:00 AMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149271199175
Resurrection Service Orthros and Paschal Divine LiturgySaturday, May 1, 11:00 PMTuesday, April 27, 3:00 PM11:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/149271199175
     
Easter SundaySunday, May 2, 11:30 AMWednesday, April 28, 3:00 PM12:00 PMhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/152230001031