As we make our final preparations for Great Lent, please make plans to join with us this Sunday for Divine Liturgy. At the end of service, we will begin the Forgiveness Vespers. Here is a description of this beautiful service:
“After the dismissal at Vespers, the priest stands beside the analogion, or before the ambon, and the faithful come up one by one and venerate the icon, after which each makes a prostration before the priest, saying, “Forgive me, a sinner.” The priest also makes a prostration before each, saying, “God forgives. Forgive me.” The person responds, “God forgives,” and receives a blessing from the priest. Meanwhile the choir sings quietly the irmoi of the Paschal Canon, or else the Paschal Stichera. After receiving the priest’s blessing, the faithful also ask forgiveness of each other.”
Also note that next week we will begin the Lenten Pre-Sanctified Liturgies. They begin every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
O Master, Guide to wisdom, Giver of prudent counsel, Instructor of the foolish and Champion of the poor, make firm my heart and grant it understanding. O Word of the Father, give me words, for see, I shall not stop my lips from crying out to Thee: I am fallen, in Thy compassion have mercy on me.
Please join us this Sunday for Orthros and Divine Liturgy as we begin to prepare our hearts and minds for Great Lent. This week is the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. Also, note that there will be no service on February 2nd, for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.
Orthros: 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy: 10 a.m.
Let us flee the proud speaking of the Pharisee and learn the humility of the Publican, and with groaning let us cry unto the Savior: Be merciful to us, for Thou alone art ready to forgive.
Please make plans to join us on January 6th at 7 a.m. for Divine Liturgy to celebrate the Feast of the Theophany. You are more than welcome to come even if you are only able to make it for part of the liturgy before going to work.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ: Alleluia.
Please make plans to be with us on December 24th, beginning at 7 pm, for Liturgy on the Eve of Our Lord’s Nativity.
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Please take note of the events happening this weekend, especially the general assembly meeting this Sunday.
Saturday, Nov 15 – beginning of Advent Fast
Saturday, Nov 15, 4 p.m. – Confessions
Saturday, Nov 15, 6 p.m. – Vespers
Sunday, Nov 16, 9 a.m. – Orthros
Sunday, Nov 16, 10 a.m. – Divine Liturgy – St. Matthew the Evangelist
Sunday, Nov 16, immediately after Liturgy – Fall General Assembly
We are happy to announce this year’s Dinner and Discernment fundraiser, happening November 1st at Holy Transfiguration. There will be two dinner seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m., with Father Anthony Salzman delivering a wonderful talk on Iconography at 6 p.m. Please see the flyer below for more information, including ticket costs. We hope to see you there for a delicious dinner and a fantastic talk.