10 a.m. Divine Liturgy
February 26: Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness Sunday)
For those observing the Lenten Fast, Cheesefare Sunday is the last day on which eggs and dairy are eaten before Pascha. On Cheesefare Sunday, we also commemorate the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, entering into the Lenten fast in remembrance of mankind's separation from God through disobeying his commandment to fast from the fruit of the tree.
Forgiveness service following the Liturgy, asking forgiveness from each other in accordance with the Lord's words: If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you your trespasses (Matt. 6:14).
Great Lent begins Monday, February 27.
Pre-sanctified Liturgy on Wednesday nights beginning March 1 @ 7 pm
Lenten (pot luck) dinner and discussion will be held in the church hall following the Liturgy.
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is an evening service: In order for the faithful to sustain their lenten effort by participation in Holy Communion, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is served. The service is an ancient one in the Orthodox Church. We officially hear about it in the canons of the seventh century, which obviously indicates its development at a much earlier date.
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, unless, of course, the feast of the Annunciation should intervene; hence its name of “presanctified.” Read more: https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/worship/the-church-year/liturgy-of-the-presanctified-gifts