St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church
Utica, New York
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Schedule of Divine Services.


Friday, April 10:  Matins - 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 11:  LAZARUS  SATURDAY.  Divine Liturgy 9:30 am. Vigil w/Blessing of Palms - 6:00pm


Sunday, April 12:   PALM  SUNDAY:  The Entry Of The Lord Into Jerusalem. 

                              Divine Liturgy - 9:30 am. Bridegroom Vespers - 2:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday, April 13:  HOLY AND GREAT MONDAY.  Beginning of Passion Week.


Wednesday, April 15:  HOLY AND GREAT WEDNESDAY. Matins - 6:00 pm.

Thursday, April 16:  HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY: The Institution of the Holy Eucharist by Our Lord.        

                                 Vesper - Divine Liturgy-9:00 am. Matins w/THE 12 PASSION GOSPELS  - 6:00pm.

Friday, April 17: HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY: The Voluntary Suffering, Crucifixion and Burial of Our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                             Lord.  Vespers w/the Bringing Out of the Holy Shroud / Plaschanitsa - 2:00 pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                             Matins of Great Saturday w/Burial Service and Procession w/the Holy Shroud      

                             Plaschanitsa - 6:00 pm



                                Vesper-Divine Liturgy w/Blessing of Bread and Wine - 9:00 am. 

                                Reading of the Acts of the Holy Apostles - 10:00pm.  Midnight Office - 11:15 pm



                                 GOD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST.

                                 Paschal Procession, Resurrection Matins and Paschal Divine Liturgy -12:00am.


Following the Paschal Divine Liturgy will be the BLESSING OF PASCHAL FOODS/ EASTER BASKETS. 

                                 Agape-Paschal Vespers - 12:00 pm.

 Bright Monday, April 20th: 2nd Day of Holy Pascha.  Divine Litugy - 9:30 am.


Пятница, 10-го апреля :   Утреня - 18:00.

Суббота, 11-го апреля :  ЛАЗАРЕВА СУББОТА.  Божественная Литургия - 9:30.  

                                           Всенощное бдение с освящением  вербы - 18:00

Воскресенье,12-го апреля: НЕДЕЛЯ ВАИЙ / ВЕ́РБНОЕ ВОСКРЕСЕ́НЬЕ. Вход Господен во Иерусалим

                                              Бож. Литургия - 9:30.  Вечерня - 14:00

Понедельник, 13-го апреля:  СВЯТОЙ И ВЕЛИКИЙ ПОНЕДЕЛЬНИК. Начало Страстной Седмицы.

ВЕЛИКАЯ СРЕДА, 15-го апреля:  Утреня - 18:00

ВЕЛИКИЙ ЧЕТВЕРГ, 16-го апреля:  Установление Св.Причастия Господом.

                                 Вечерня с Бож. Литургией- 9:00. Утреня с чтением 12-и Страстных Еванглий-18:00

СВЯТАЯ И ВЕЛИКАЯ ПЯТНИЦА, 17-го апреля:  Вольные страдания, распятие и погребение    

                                               Господа  Нашего Иисуса Христа.  Вечерня с выносом Плащаницы -14:00.                        

                                               Утреня Великой Субботы с Погребением и Крестным Ходом - 18:00.


ВЕЛИКАЯ СУББОТА, 18-го апреля:   Вечерня с Божественной Литургией и с благословением хлебов  

                                                   и вина - 9:30. Чтение Деяний Апостольских - 22:00.  Полуночница - 23:15



                    Пасхальный Крестный Ход.  Пасхальная Утреня и Божественная Литургия в 12.00 ночи.   


После  литургии – освящение куличей и яиц.          

                     Пасхальная Вечерня - 12:00.

СВЕТЛЫЙ ПОНЕДЕЛЬНИК, 20-го апреля : 2-ОЙ ДЕНЬ ПАСХИ.  Божественная Литургия - 9:30


Pastoral Letter.


Dear Reverend Fathers, Matushkas, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am writing to advise you all on how we shall be conducting the Divine Services for Holy Week and Pascha amid the circumstances of the Corona virus crisis. For every service until further notice, there can be no more than 10 people at any one service per time, including clergy and choir.  Therefore, whoever wishes to attend any of the scheduled Divine Services must contact me in advance, because when we have 10 people in place for a given service, absolutely no additional may enter the church.  Also, if you email me on this question, please do so privately.

For Holy Pascha night, that is the Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy, all spots are taken by essential parish personal, including clergy and choir. If you are not on that list, we will have places at the Paschal Vespers at noon on Pascha Sunday, and also on Bright Monday, 20th April, the 2nd day of Pascha when I will be serving the Divine Liturgy in order to give those of you a chance to commune the Holy Mysteries if you were not at the midnight services for Pascha.

We will be having services as listed in the bulletin except for Bridegroom Vespers at 2 pm on Palm Sunday afternoon this weekend, but we will be serving the 2nd Day of Pascha on Bright Monday at 9:30 am instead of going to Jordanville for this year only. If you want to come to any of the services, again, please contact me ahead of time. If for some reason you arrange to come, but are suddenly not able to, please let me know ASAP, so that your place may be offered to another parishioner.

Also please remember to keep a safe distance of 6 feet away from each other, and if you are ill, pregnant or with a serious medical condition, please stay home and pray.

You will be able to follow the live streaming video broadcasts offered by several of our cathedrals, monasteries and parishes in our Eastern American diocese. Please visit to see a listing on the top right corner of the website.

When the Palms/Willows are blessed this Saturday evening during Palm Sunday vigil, you will be able to pick them up at the back of the church by the entrance. 

The blessing of Paschal Baskets will take place in the parish hall on Great Saturday after Divine Liturgy between 12:30 pm and 1 pm, and at noon before and after the Paschal Vespers. You will have to come in small groups at a time to stay under a group of 10. Valentina Banziger and Svetlana Derevenets will be coordinating this activity.

My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this most difficult of times. May Our Lord strengthen and bless you all!

Fr. Michael.

9th April 2020.


“Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha! Through His Resurrection, the Lord has brought us from death to life.”

(From St. Theophan the Recluse, Thoughts for Everyday of the Year.)

Dear Reverend Fathers, Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


As we travel the spiritual road of repentance during Great Lent, we are always reminded of the one important goal of our struggles: the attainment of our salvation and eternal life. It is Holy Pascha which emphasizes all our hopes and joys in Our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ amidst the ongoing calamities and problems faced by the world at large. It is Pascha which fills our hearts with great joy and which gives us a taste of paradise.

How do we prepare for Pascha, besides our praying and fasting? Doing acts of kindness and love, and by also showing mercy and compassion to the needy. We are all familiar with acts of kindness and compassions. How many countless times have we received help when needed, and how many countless times do we receive heavenly intercessions throughout our lives? What can we do to show our gratitude to the Lord? Help Our Memorial Fund of St. John of Kronstadt with your generosity by donating what you can during this holiest time of the year. Your kind help to our Fund enables us to continue the holy work began by our forebears in 1954 through the inspiration of our St. John of Kronstadt, who spent his 53 years of priestly service bringing countless thousands to salvation and also by helping many in material need. We feel that continued inspiration by the decades of laborers in the Vineyard of Christ such as Archbishop Averky (+1976), Metropolitan Laurus (+2008) and Mitred-Archpriest George Pavlusik (+1971), to name a few, who put their hearts into our fund. We appeal to you all to help us continue this endeavor. Our gratitude is expressed to all donors, past and present.     

May the approaching Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha, fill your hearts with great joy!   

 With much love in our Risen Lord,

 Archpriest Michael Taratuchin,

 Vice-President of the St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Fund and

 Rector of the St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, New York, USA.



П а с х а, Г о с п о д н я П а с х а ! От смерти к жизни привел нас Господь Своим Воскресением.

(Святитель Феофан Затворник. Мысли на каждый день года.)

Дорогие Возлюбленные Отцы, Братья и Сёстры во Христе,

Христос Воскресе!

Все мы идем путем покаяния во время Великого Поста и должны помнить о самой важной конечной цели нашей борьбы – достижения спасения и вечной жизни. Именно Святпя Пасха воплощает нашу надежду на спасение и радость в Господе нашем Боге и Спасителе посреди бедствий и проблем мира сего. Именно Святая Пасха наполняет наши сердца радостью и дает нам ощутить блаженство сопричастности Господу.

Как же мы готовимся к Пасхе помимо молитв и поста? Мы выражаем любовь и сострадание к ближним, помогаем в горе нуждающимся. Множество раз мы сами получали помощь от Господа, когда нуждались, множество раз Божье заступничество и заступление спасало нас в трудную минуту. Что мы можем сделать, чтобы выразить благодарность Господу?

Помогите нашему благотворительному фонду имени Святого Праведного Иоанна Кронштадского, жертвуя то, что вы можете пожертвовать в эти святые дни Великого Поста.  

Ваша благородная помощь позволяет нашему Благотворительному фонду продолжить святое дело Праведного Иоанна Кронштадского, который посвятил 53 года священнического служения Господу и помощи нуждающимся. Как известно, Святой Праведный Иоанн Кронштадский помогал людям в беде не только молитвами, но и материально.

Мы продолжаем трудиться в винограднике Христа по примеру Архиепископа Аверкия (+1976), Митрополита Лавра (+2008), Митрофорного- Протоиерея  Георгия Павлюсика (+1971).

Мы обращаемся ко всем вам с просьбой о помощи!

Мы всегда выражаем благодарность всем жертвователям и дарителям нашего благотворительного фонда.


Да наполнит приближающаяся Пасха Господня ваши сердца миром и радостью от Господа!


Пусть приближающийся Праздник Праздников, Святая Пасха, наполнит ваши сердца великой радостью!

С любовью   в нашего Воскресшего Спасителя,

Протоиерей Михаил Таратухин,

Вице-председатель Благотворительного Фонда Святого Праведного Иоанна Кронштадского, Настоятель Храма-Памятника Святого Праведного  Иоанна Кронштадского в городе Ютика, штат Нью-Йорк, США. 


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