Bulletin February 18, 2018

Today’s Readings: Romans 13:11-14:4 Matthew 6:14-21 Cheesefare Sunday / Forgiveness Sunday Forgiveness Sunday/Cheesefare Sunday/Beginning of Lent ★ Cheesefare Potluck for Fellowship/Coffee Hour today. ★ Forgiveness Vespers at 5pm this Sunday.  ★ Clean Week –...

Father, How Do I Keep Lent?

A note from Fr. Justin, pastor of St. Athanasius: Going into Great Lent, I often am asked, “Father, how ought I keep Lent? What do I give up?” The simplest response I give is:...

Bulletin February 11, 2018

Today’s Readings: 1 Cor. 8:8-9:2 Matthew 6:14-21 Sunday of the Last Judgment / Meatfare Sunday Today is the last day for eating meat and meat products until Pascha, though eggs and dairy products are...

Bulletin February 4, 2018

Today’s Readings: 1 Cor. 6:12-20 Luke 15:11-32 Prodigal Son Sunday Wednesday Vespers at 6:30pm, February 7. For our Christian Ed. this week, Fr. Justin will wrap up our discussion of St. Ignatius Brianchininov’s The...

Preparing for Great Lent

In the Orthodox Church, Great Lent is preceded by four weeks of preparation. This preparation touches upon what we eat but even more upon our hymns and appointed readings–all of which call us back...

Bulletin January 28, 2018

Today’s Readings: 2 Timothy 3:10-15    Luke 18:10-14 Today, The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee, is the beginning of the Lenten Triodion, and the week following is fast-free in anticipation of the Great Lenten...

Bulletin January 21, 2018

Today’s Readings: 1Timothy 4:9-15 Luke 19:1-10 Today is Zacchaeus Sunday, the first of five Sundays beginning our preparation for Great Lent on February 19. Also, today is National Sanctity of Human Life Day (the...

Sanctity of Life Sunday 2018

As Metropolitan Tikhon leads the Orthodox delegation at the national March for Life in Washington, DC, this Friday, our parish Fellowship of the Protection of the Theotokos begins our own local “vigil” with special...

Bulletin January 14, 2018

Today’s Readings: 1Timothy 1:15-17 Luke 18:35-43 Great Vespers for St. Athanasius and St. Cyril (secondary feast of our parish) will be served on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm. Tonight for the Christian Education Class...

Bulletin January 7, 2018

Today’s Readings: Ephesians 4:7-13 / Acts 19:1-8 / Matthew 4:12-17 / John 1:29-34 Sunday After Theophany / Synaxis of St. John the Baptist Singing of Many Years and Car Blessings take place after Liturgy...