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!
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, January 5th, we will be celebrating the Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord at 7pm. (The Feast of Theophany is on the 6th, however, the liturgical day starts at sundown the day before). Please join us in celebration of this great feast of the Church. The blessing of the water will follow. If you would like to take home blessed water, please bring a container.
When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan / The worship of the Trinity was made manifest / For the voice of the Father bore witness to You / And called You His beloved Son. / And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, / Confirmed the truthfulness of His word. / O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself / And have enlightened the world, glory to You!
For more information regarding The Feast of Theophany, see here.
Glory to Jesus Christ! Christmas services at Four Evangelists will be held as followed:
– December 24 – Nativity Compline at 7pm w/ refreshments to follow.
– December 25 – Liturgy of the Feast of the Nativity at 9am.
Please join us as we celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Your Nativity, O Christ our God, / Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! / For by it, those who worshipped the stars, / Were taught by a Star to adore You, / The Sun of Righteousness, / And to know You, the Orient from on High. / O Lord, glory to You!
Please join us for the service of Vespers as we celebrate the Feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple on Sunday, November 20 at 5pm. For more information on the Feast of the Entrance into The Temple of Our Most Holy Lady The Theotokos, see here.
On October 19-23, Fr. Gregory and several members of our parish will participate in the 21st Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA to be held in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. Please pray for their safe arrival and that the Holy Spirit will guide all those participating! See here for more details: http://www.uocofusa.org/21convocation.html
Vespers and a corn maze!?
Please join us Saturday, October 15, 2016, as our Sunday School youth and parents will be having a little fun at Beachmont Christian Camp in Kingsville, MD on their flashlight-led corn maze following Great Vespers. Info regarding the corn maze can be found on the Beachmont website.
Great Vespers will begin at 6:00pm. Hope to see you there!
On Sunday, October 9, 2016, we celebrated out first Divine Liturgy in our new location at 528 N. Hickory Avenue in Bel Air, MD. Here are a few photos.
Please see the exciting note below from Fr. Gregory concerning our first Divine Liturgy in our new church home:
Glory to Jesus Christ!
By the grace of God, and for His glory, as well as by the faith and hard work of many, we will be celebrating our first Divine Liturgy in our new Church building (528 North Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, MD 21014) this Sunday, October 9, 2016, at 9:30am!
On behalf of the parish, I want to extend heartfelt gratitude to all of those who have worked and prayed so hard, for so long, for this time to come, as well as those whose generous donations helped make all of this possible. I look forward to worshiping with you all, in our new Church!
Take care, and may God bless you.
With love in Christ,