Sunday, July 31, 2016 — 6th Sunday After Pentecost
Today’s Readings: Romans 12:6-14 Matthew 9:1-8
Two-week Dormition Fast Begins Monday, August 1
Upcoming August Feast Days
✤ Feast of Procession of the Cross-Monday, August 1, Matins w/Cross Presentation at 9am
✤ Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord-Saturday, August 6, Vigil at 6:30pm Friday the 5th; Festal Liturgy at 9am on the 6th
✤ Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos-Monday, August 15, Vigil for Feast on the 14th at 6:30pm; Festal Liturgy at 7am on the 15th.
Moleben w/Akathist to the Cross for local needs will be prayed on Tuesday, August 2 at 11am. Send any special requests to Fr. Justin’s email if you cannot be present. Service only lasts about 45 minutes.
Paraclesis to the Theotokos (for Dormition Fast) (in place of Vespers) on Wednesday at 6:30pm. This service is a beautiful extended hymn of reflection and, like the Dormition Fast season itself, encourages us to consider the Virgin Mary’s role in our God’s saving dispensation (her saying “yes” to the Incarnation) and to ask her to pray for us before her Son and our God. The weekly Christian Education class will follow at 7:20pm. Fr. Justin will begin a 5-part series on “Orthodoxy & Society.” Come and bring friends.