Presanctified Liturgy @ 6:00PM
The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts was first documented by St. Gregory the Dialogist (AD 540-604), who was the papal legate to Constantinople. At one time it was supposed that he had come up with the idea himself, but now it is generally supposed that he simply recorded what was otherwise being practiced at Constantinople. In the Presanctified Liturgy itself, he is still commemorated as its traditional author.
This Liturgy is also mentioned in the Canons of the seventh century Quinisext Council:
“On all days of the holy fast of Lent, except on the Sabbath, the Lord’s Day, and the holy day of the Annunciation, the Liturgy of the Presanctified is to be served.” (Canon 52)
Learn more about the Presanctified Liturgy.
Great Compline w/Canon of St. Andrew of Crete @ 6:00PM
A basic distinguishing feature of the Great Canon is its extremely broad use of images and subjects taken both from the Old and New Testaments. As the Canon progresses, the congregation encounters many biblical examples of sin and repentance. The Bible (and therefore, the Canon) speaks of some individuals in a positive light, and about others in a negative one—the penitents are expected to emulate the positive examples of sanctity and repentance, and to learn from and avoid the negative examples of sin, fallen nature and pride. However, one of the most notable aspects of the Canon is that it attempts to potray the Biblical images in a very personal way to every penitent: the Canon is written in such form that the faithful identify themselves with many people and events found in the Bible.
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Enter into this Great Lent with resolve to push a little more than you have in years past. This is not a season of “deprivation” and “sadness” but rather an opportunity for transformation – your life can very well begin to change and grow into a deeper, joyful, and peaceful communion with the Living God.
Come to at least one additional service throughout the week – there are many. Don’t lose-out on Great Lent, brothers and sisters.
This is a journey we make together.
Lenten and Holy Week 2019
Monastery of Xenophontos on Mt. Athos (Greece)
Flowers for the Icon – Friday Akathist
4 weeks at $50.00/week
Flowers for the Feast of Annunciation Icon (for 3/25)
Flowers for the Veneration of the Holy Cross
Candles for the Cross (six sets)
12 Candles for Holy Thursday
Saturday of Lazarus
Palm Sunday Icon
Bridegroom Icon (Holy Week: Sun-Tues)
Wreaths for the Cross (Holy Friday)
Christ’s Bier (Tomb – Holy Friday)
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You may make your donation in memory of, for the health of, or prayers for.
Basic Church-life Needs
A very natural and loving manner in which Orthodox Christians can participate in the life of the Church is by simply providing even the most basic items. If we provide our own home with the necessities, how much more should we take care that the House of God is properly supplied? This is not to replace monetary stewardship but rather a beautiful opportunity to keep The House of God, in all aspects of our life, the top priority. Please consider, the next time you are buying for yourself, to also buy for God’s house:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for altar) $30 or purchase on your own
- Communion Wine $150/case (see Father Paul)
- Incense $40/lb
March 16, 2019
Special Reflection by
Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Shaheen
“Reflections on PASCHA”
Learn more about the “Triumph of Orthodoxy” HERE.+
Pan-Orthodox Akathist Service
& Open Forum
Friday – March 29, 2019