Bulletin November 8, 2015


The Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Sitka, Alaska
as it looks today. The original building was constructed between 1844 and 1848 by St. Innocent, but it burned to the ground in 1966.

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the Others

Today’s Readings: Ephesians 2:4-10 Luke 8:41-56

Welcome Fr. Daniel Talley, who will serve Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy this weekend while Fr. Justin is in Annapolis, Maryland speaking at an Orthodox Conference. Thank you Fr. Talley!

Congratulations to Ryan & Christina on the birth of their son, Michael John Ray Winter. Many Years Ryan, Christina, Michael, and Isaiah!

Many Years to the newly-engaged James McCord and Kathryn Pressley! We anticipate a summer wedding and many years of marriage together.

A Special Thank-You to Paul and Linda Frangedakis for their leadership in organizing the Family Dance Night.

Moleben for Local Needs (St. Michael) on Tuesday at 11am.

Vespers on Wednesday at 6:30pm followed by the Christian Education Class at

7:20pm. Father will continue talking about the Handbook of Orthodoxy.

Nativity Fast Begins in One Week   This coming Sunday, November 15, we enter the blessed season of preparation for Christmas known in the Orthodox Church as the Nativity Fast (also St. Philip’s Fast or Advent) . This 40-day season is not nearly as penitential or strict as Great Lent. Nonetheless, it is a reminder to engage in moderate denial of our passions and appetites and to prepare our hearts for the Coming of our Lord. A Blessed Fast to all! A significant portion of alms collected during this fast will go to help the work of the Jessamine County Food Pantry, which is trying to feed 1,000 households this holiday season.

Bulletin-November 8-2015

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