March 31, 2013

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SCHEDULE of DIVINE SERVICES

THIRD WEEK of GREAT LENT – SECOND SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT

Tone 2 – St. Gregory Palamas & Repose of St. Innocent, Enlightener of the Aleuts & Apostle to the Americas

Saturday, March 30

  • 5:00PM Great Vespers & Confessions

Sunday, March 31

  • 9:45AM Hours – Bud Graham
  • 10:00AM Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Epistle Reader – Bud Graham
EPISTLE: Hebrews 1:10-2:3; Hebrews 7:26-8:2
GOSPEL: Mark 2:1-12; John 10:9-16

  • 5:00PM Lenten Vespers at Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church

Wednesday, April 3

  • 6:15PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Friday, April 5

  • 6:00PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by a covered dish dinner

 

"Oh taste and see how good the Lord is!"

Thank you, Michele Lambo, for today’s Prosphora Offering.

 

Today's coffee hour is provided by the Gray Family.  Thank you from your fellow parishioners!

Today’s coffee hour is provided by the Gray Family. Thank you from your fellow parishioners!

 

†NEXT WEEK†

3rd SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT – Tone 3- VENERATION OF THE CROSS

Repose of St. Tikhon, Enlightener of North America

†Saturday, April 6 – 5:00 pm Great Vespers and Confessions

†Sunday, April 7 – Divine Liturgy

9:45 am Hours – Florence Lambo

10:00 am Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

Epistle Reader – Rebecca Di Puccio

EPISTLE: Heb.4:14-5:6 GOSPEL: Mark 8:34-9:1

5:00 PM  Lenten Vespers at St. Elia

 

Remember those who are sick or shut in:

  • Mickey Stokich

    In our thoughts and prayers!

    Best Wishes for a full recovery!

  • Tom Hagerman
  • Leonora Evancho
  • Bessie Alexandrovich
  • Larissa Freude
  • Christina Paluch Collins
  • Anastasia Haymon
  • Nicholas Dimoff
  • Veronica Dameff
  • Joseph Boyle, Sr. (father of Kathy Gray)
  • Joseph Boyle, brother of Kathy Gray (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

 

You are in our prayers!

You are in our prayers!

 

     Remember those serving in the armed forces:
     

     Anthony Freude, son of Fr. Don and Popadia Donna Freude
     Egor Cravcenco, son of Serghei and Ludmila Cavcenco

 

From Metropolitan Anthony Bloom..

Metropolitan Anthony Bloos

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

Contrary to what many think or feel, Lent is a time of joy. It is a time when we come

back to life. It is a time when we shake off what is bad and dead in us in order to

become able to live, to live with all the vastness, all the depth, and all the intensity to

which we are called. Unless we understand this quality of joy in Lent, we will make of

it a monstrous caricature, a time when in God’s own name we make our life a misery.

This notion of joy connected with effort, with ascetical endeavor, with strenuous

effort may indeed seem strange, and yet it runs through the whole of our spiritual

life, through the life of the Church and the life of the Gospel. The Kingdom of God is

something to be conquered. It is not simply given to those who leisurely, lazily wait

for it to come. … Lent brings with it both judgement and responsibility: we must judge

ourselves in order to change, in order to become able to meet the Day of the Lord, the

Resurrection, with an open heart, with faith, ready to rejoice in the fact that he has

come.

The full article can be found at  http://www.metropolit-anthony.orc.ru/eng/eng_19.htm

 

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WOMEN LENTEN RETREAT

Father Barnabas Powell, adjunct professor for Public Speaking/Communications at
Hellenic College will lead the Retreat on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Annunciation Greek                           
Orthodox Church. His topic is “Thinking Like Jesus: How to Develop a Christian Worldview”
Tickets $12.00 Make reservations TODAY with Nikki Bober (330-409-3552) or
Diamond Marcum (339-256-8006) – $12.00 includes Lunch. Coffee and Registration at
10 am followed by Morning Prayers at 10:30 am.

 

 

Let the children come to me.

Let the children come to me.

REFLECTIONS FROM THE UPPER ROOM:

“From the very start we are born as His children.  He desires for us to come to Him at any time and to approach Him when we need Him.  This includes the painful times when we have nowhere else to turn and this also includes the happy times when we have plenty to be grateful for.  He is always there for you and for me.”

 
Reflections from the Upper Room...

Reflections from the Upper Room…

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S FEAST DAYS AND SCRIPTURE READING

Monday, April 1– Venerable Mary of Egypt – Strict Fast

6th Hour: Isaiah 8:13-9:7 Vespers: Genesis 7:1-5 Proverbs: 8:1-21

Tuesday, April 2– Venerable Titus the Wonderworker – Strict Fast

This Week's Feast Days & Scripture Readings

This Week’s Feast Days & Scripture Readings

6th Hour: Isaiah 9:9-10:4 Vespers: Genesis 7:1-5; Proverbs 8:32-9:1

Wednesday, April 3– Venerable Nicetas the Confessor – Strict Fast

6th Hour: Isaiah 10:12-20 Vespers: Genesis 7:6-9 Proverbs 9:12-18

Thursday, April 4 – Veneable Joseph the Hymnographer – Strict Fast

6th Hour: Isaiah 11:10-12:2 Vespers: Genesis 7:11-8:3; Proverbs 10:1-22

Friday, April 5 – Martyrs Deacon Agathopedes, Reader Theodulus – Strict Fast

6th Hour: Isaiah 13:2-13 Vespers: Genesis 8:4-22 Proverbs 10:31-11:2

Saturday, April 6 – St. Eutychius, Patrairch of Constantinople– Strict Fast
Hebrews 10:2-38 Mark 2:14-17

 

 

 

 

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