Fr. Gregory and Pani Chris would like to invite all of our parish to their home for our annual parish picnic/cookout on Saturday, August 26th, at 3pm. Vespers will be cancelled that evening. A rain date has been scheduled for the following day, Sunday the 27th, after Liturgy. And note that the pool is open, so bring your bathing suit and a towel! Further information about what food to bring for the cookout will be forthcoming as the date approaches. See Fr. Gregory for details and directions.
Please join us Monday, August 14th, 2017, at 7pm as we celebrate Vespers for the The Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. All are welcome as we celebrate this Great Feast of our Church.
For more information on this Feast day, see here: The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary.
Please check out a few new adult and children’s books that have been added to our small but valuable parish library!
Acquiring the Mind of Christ: Embracing the Vision of the Orthodox Church (St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press) by Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery. From the publisher: St. Paul clearly states: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…” (Phil 2:5.) How do we acquire this Mind of Christ and where is it to be found? For the Orthodox Christian, salvation is the acquisition of this Mind of Christ which is to be found in the Church. This acquisition moves us from the image of God to the likeness of God; through our obedience to this call we begin to know God and this knowledge is eternal life (John 17:3). This small book hopes to begin to answer how acquiring the Mind of Christ is possible and why it is necessary in our lives today.
Mark your calendars! Bring your pets to the church yard on Sat, July 29, at 1pm for the blessing of the animals. All are welcome! Light refreshments will also be served.
Due to Fr. Gregory’s vacation this week, Vespers has been cancelled for this evening, May 27. There will be a Reader’s Service tomorrow morning at 9:30AM. Sunday School is still on tomorrow for 9:00AM. We hope to see you there!
Please join us this Wednesday, May 24, as we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord with the service of Vespers. Vespers will begin at 7pm. We hope to see you as we gather together to celebrate one of the great feasts of our church!
The first annual Four Evangelists Orthodox Church family camping trip was a great success! Many thanks to those who came out to Susquehanna State Park for a great weekend. (A special thank you to the Seeley family for organizing and getting this trip off the ground!)
During the weekend our camping families went on a hike, engaged in a geocaching adventure, fished in Deer Creek, ate great camp food, played games at the campfire, and enjoyed some good old-fashioned relaxation. Sunday morning ended with morning prayers and breakfast.
Plans are already being discussed for the 2nd annual trip! Stay tuned!
On March 10, the Kardiotissa “Tender Heart” myrrh-flowing icon of the Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA, will visit our church. A moleben (prayer service of supplication) to the Mother-of-God will be served before the icon at 6pm followed by anointings. The doors of the church will open at 5pm for veneration of the icon and prayer.
Below is an outline schedule for Great Lent + Holy Week 2017. Please note that normal Saturday Vespers and Sunday Divine Liturgy are not included here but will continue as normal except when noted. Please mark your calendars and we look forward to worshiping with you!
Sunday Feb 26 – Forgiveness Vespers and Rite of Forgiveness immediately after Liturgy
Monday Feb 27 – 7pm Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Tuesday Feb 28 – 7pm Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Wednesday Mar 1 – 7pm Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Sunday Mar 5 – Sunday of Orthodoxy Procession with Icons and Rite of Orthodoxy immediately after Liturgy
Wednesday Mar 8 – 7pm Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Friday Mar 10 – 6pm Moleben to the Mother-of-God before the Weeping Kariotissa Icon followed by anointings
Saturday Mar 11 – 9am Consecration of our new Altar and Temple, Hierachical Divine Liturgy (no Vespers this day)
Saturday Mar 11 – 2pm Consecration Banquet
Wednesday Mar 15 – 7pm Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Wednesday Mar 22 – 7pm Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Saturday Mar 25 – 9am Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord Festal Divine Liturgy
Saturday Mar 25 – 3pm Lisowsky Baptism
Wednesday Mar 29 – 7pm Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Thursday Mar 30 – 7pm Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Wednesday Apr 5 – 7pm Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by Lenten Potluck Supper
Palm Sunday Apr 9 – Blessing of Willows and Palms at end of Liturgy
Holy Wednesday Apr 12 – 7pm Service of Holy Unction
Holy Thursday Apr 13 – 7pm Passion Gospels Service
Great and Holy Friday – 2pm Vespers of the Cross
Great and Holy Friday – 7pm Jerusalem Matins with Procession
Holy Saturday Apr 15 – 10am Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Holy Saturday Apr 15 – 11:30pm Rush Service
Holy Pascha Apr 16 – 12am Procession and Paschal Matins, Festal Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Pascha Baskets, Agape Feast
On March 10, the Kardiotissa icon, “The Tender Heart” myrrh-flowing icon of the Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA, will visit our church. A moleben (prayer service of supplication) to the Mother-of-God will be served before the icon at 6pm followed by anointings. The doors of the church will open at 5pm for veneration of the Icon and prayer.
On Saturday, March 11, at 9am will be the consecration of our new Altar and Temple by Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel. A hierarchical Divine Liturgy will follow, as well as a luncheon banquet.
Please join us as we celebrate this wonderful time in our parish history!