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...

Theophany & Houseblessings 2018

Theophany Cycle 2018 Fri. Jan. 5, 9am Royal Hours (Confessions) Fri. Jan 5, 630pm Theophany Vigil (Confessions) Sat. Jan. 6, 9am Theophany Liturgy w/ Indoor Water Blessing Sat. Jan. 6, 1pm Pan-Orthodox Blessing of...

Bulletin December 31, 2017

Today’s Readings: Galatians 1:11-19 Matthew 2:13-23 Sunday after the Nativity: Commemoration of the Holy Righteous David the King, Joseph the Betrothed, and James the Brother of the Lord Great Vespers for the New Year...

Bulletin December 24, 2017

Today’s Readings: Heb. 11:9-10,17-23,32-40 Matthew 1:1-25 Welcome Archbishop Alexander on this Feast of the Nativity! Sunday, December 24, Nativity Eve (strict fasting day) ✴ 10am Divine Liturgy w/Vesperal Readings for Nativity ✴ 6:30pm Nativity...

Bulletin December 17, 2017

Today’s Readings: Col. 3:4-11 Luke 14:16-24 Wednesday is the Feast Day for St. John of Kronstadt & Ignatius of Antioch. Vespers will be served at 6:30pm and following we will complete our fall catechesis...