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Greetings in the name of our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ!
The Pre-Lenten (Triodion) Period
During the weeks leading up to the beginning of Lent, the Church calls us to meditate on the parables of the Publican and the Pharisee and the Prodigal Son. We are also given the themes of the Last Judgment and the Expulsion from Paradise to ponder, and we're reminded of the need for us to forgive one another if we are to have our hearts open to receiving God's forgiveness. To help us refocus ourselves spiritually, we begin to sing special hymns that express our need for deep repentance and healing, combined with the reminder of God's abundant love, such as the following Lenten Troparion from Orthros:
"Open to me the doors of repentance, O Life-giver; for my soul goeth early to the temple of Thy holiness, coming in the temple of my body, wholly polluted. But because Thou art compassionate, purify me by the compassion of Thy mercies."
|February 12, 2017 - The Prodigal Son|
January 29, 2017 - "The Dance of Prayer"
January 1, 2017
Resources for 2017
- Find a calendar of all the Great Feast Days throughout the year, along with a few other important commemorations, here: 2016-2017 Festal Calendar
- Here's a guide to special blessings and prayers that are offered on particular occasions, which you might want to keep in mind: Guide to Special Blessings
- For the new year, consider reading through the Orthodox Study Bible, from cover to cover! You can read through the whole Bible, by commiting just a little time each day, using this helpful guide (it's in a format meant to be printed out and made into a booklet): Study Bible Guide
|Thursday, February 23rd|
St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Fr. Daniel away until 2/25
|Friday, February 24th|
1st & 2nd Finding - St. John the Forerunner
5:30 Reader's Orthros
|Saturday, February 25th|
6:00 9th Hour & Great Vespers
|Sunday, February 26th|
Cheesefare/ Forgiveness Sunday
10:00 Divine Liturgy
2:00 Bingo @ Heritage Manor
4:45 Serve Dinner @ Rescue Mission
|Monday, February 27th|
5:30pm Great Canon
|Monthly Calendar >|