The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews. (11:24-26, 32-40)
Brethren, by faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets; who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, and put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated—of whom the world was not worthy—wandering over deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (1:43-51)
At that time, Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, “We have found Him of Whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” Nathanael said to Jesus, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God! Thou art the King of Israel!” Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.” And Jesus said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
Sun. 1 Forgiveness Vespers 5:00 p.m.
Mon. 2 Great Compline 6:30 p.m.
Tues. 3 Great Compline 6:30 p.m.
Wed. 4 Presanctified Liturgy 6:30 p.m.
Thurs. 5 Great Compline 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 6 Little Compline with Salutations 6:30 p.m.
Sat. 7 Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m. Memorial Wheat St. Theodore the Soldier Great Vespers 5:00 p.m. Wed. 11 Presanctified Liturgy 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 13 The Little Compline with Salutations 6:30 p.m.
Sat. 14 Divine Liturgy – Saturday of Souls 10:30 a.m.
Wed. 18 Presanctified Liturgy 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 20 The Little Compline with Salutations 6:30 p.m.
Tues. 24 Great Vespers 6:30 p.m.
Wed. 25 Annunciation – Vesperal Liturgy 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 27 Little Compline with Salutations 6:30 p.m.
Sat. 28 Divine Liturgy – Saturday of Souls 10:30 a.m.
Wed. 1 Canon of St. Andrew of Crete and the life of St. Mary of Egypt 6:30 p.m.
Thur. 2 Presanctified Liturgy 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 3 Akathist - Final Salutations 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 10 Presanctified Liturgy 10:30 a.m. Little Compline/ St. Lazarus 6:30 p.m.
Sat. 11 Saturday – Lazarus the Righteous, Parish Lenten Breakfast/Church Church School Activities Following Liturgy Matins 9:30 a.m., Liturgy 10:30 a.m., Great Vespers: 5:00 p.m. Litia/ Artoklasia (Blessing of wheat, wine, oil and the breaking of ARTOS (bread.)
Sun. 12 Palm Sunday Matins 9:30 a.m., Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m., Bridegroom Matins 7:00 p.m.
Mon. 13 Presanctified Liturgy 10:00 a.m., Bridegroom Matins 7:00 p.m.
Tue. 14 Presanctified Liturgy 10:00 a.m., Bridegroom Matins 7:00 p.m.
Wed. 15 Presanctified Liturgy 10:00 a.m., Holy Unction 7:00 p.m.
Thurs. 16 Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 10:00 a.m. Matins: Twelve Gospels 7:00 p.m.
Fri. 17 Royal Hours and Typika 10:00 a.m., Vespers 4:00 p.m. , Matins/ Lamentations with Procession 7:00 p.m. Followed by All – Night Vigil at the Tomb of Christ
Sat. 18 Liturgy of St. Basil the Great 9:00 a.m., PASCHAL MATINS AND LITURGY 10:00 p.m. FOLLOWED BY PASCHAL CELEBRATION MEAL
Sunday April 19: “CHIRST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN!” HOLY PASCHA – AGAPE (LOVE)
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Ladies Society Dinner - post poned until January
Fellowship of St. Catherine
On Wednesday evenings, all are invited to participate in the Fellowship of St. Catherine, an educational ministry of our parish. The first meeting was held last Wednesday, October 16, and the participants agreed to read the text entitled, The Winter Pascha by Fr. Thomas Hopko of Blessed Memory. In his book, Fr. Thomas provides brief but very informative reflections on the main spiritual themes of the season of Advent, the Nativity and Holy Theophany. The meetings will be held on Wednesday's at 7:00 p.m.
Church School Announcements
Classes are back in session!
Elementary School Class - Sundays 9:30 - 10:25a
Introduction to Church School Class - Sundays immediately following Divine Liturgy for approximately 30 minutes
Middle School/Teen SOYO - monthly meetings (first Sunday of the Month) immediately following Divine Liturgy
- Mount Athos Information -
For reflections on the Orthodox Faith from the Holy Mountain Athos, Greece, please visit their website: www.asceticexperience.com. Fr. Jason participated in a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain from August 17 - September 1, 1982 and encourages you to visit this website.
Walk or Run with Team IOCC at the Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend, May 2, 2020
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