Please join us for the Feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple on 21 November. Divine Liturgy for the Feast starts at 9AM!
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Glory to Jesus Christ!
Please note that we have scheduled Friday, September 17 (6 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, September 18 (10 am to 2 pm) as Parish Work Days – no experience is needed, as the skills needed are limited. This is in anticipation of our re-establishing Coffee Hour after Liturgy in the coming weeks, with the (cautious) relaxation of some of the pandemic restrictions. The tasks that need to be accomplished are mostly due to the new kitchen renovations/construction, and the lack of recent use, and include things such as installing handles on the new kitchen cabinets, bringing supplies up from the basement, filling and organizing the kitchen cabinets, general cleaning, etc. … there are things that can be done by people of all ages and physical abilities, so please make an effort to come out and participate.
Please contact Alex Krowzow via home phone (410-420-0498) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know of your availability (please note that this is a new email for Alex).
Thanks! I look forward to seeing you, and worshiping with you, soon! Take care, and have a good evening.
With love in Christ,
Please join us this evening, June 9, at 6:00pm as we celebrate the wondrous Feast of the Ascension of our Lord with the service of Vespers.
Please note that our Archpastor, His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, will be visiting Four Evangelists this coming Sunday, June 13th. We will be greeting Vladyka at 9am, with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy to follow. During the Service, His Eminence will be tonsuring 3 of our parishioners to the rank of Reader: Dr. David Mukai, Jacob Cockerham, and Matthew Czumak. We will also be saying farewell to the Seeley family, who, as you may know, are moving to North Carolina.
We hope you can join us!
Glory to Jesus Christ! As we continue through Passion Week, please join us for the following services:
+ Wednesday, April 28 ▪ Great & Holy Wednesday ▪ 7 PM Service of Holy Unction
+ Thursday, April 29 ▪ Great & Holy Thursday ▪ 7 PM Passion Gospels Service
+ Friday, April 30 ▪ Great & Holy Friday ▪ 2 PM Vespers of the Cross; 7 PM Jerusalem Matins w/ Procession
+ Saturday, May 01 ▪ Great & Holy Saturday ▪ 10 AM Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great; 11:30 PM Midnight Office
+ Sunday, May 02 ▪ Great & Holy Pascha ▪ 12 AM Paschal Matins, Paschal Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Baskets, Agape Feast
Apolytikion of Holy Wednesday
This coming Sunday, March 28, is the second Sunday of Great Lent and the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas.
The readings from Holy Scripture are: Hebrews 1:10-2:3 (Epistle), and Mark 2:1-12 (Gospel).
As each Sunday of Lent has its own spiritual theme and historical context, we know that the Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas is of a later origin. Of this day we are told:
This Sunday was originally dedicated to Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (February 23). After his glorification in 1368, a second commemoration of Saint Gregory Palamas (November 14) was appointed for the Second Sunday of Great Lent as a second “Triumph of Orthodoxy.”
2nd Sunday of Great Lent: St Gregory Palamas
To learn more about this day, including what it means for our spiritual lives, see the podcast episode on the Second Sunday of Lent by Fr. Thomas Hopko and the article A Man Fully Alive by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick.