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Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 5.21.12 PM Bulletin for January 25, 2015 - Download Bulletin Zacchaeus Sunday Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law He meditates day and night. ~ PSALM 1 ~
Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 7.12.16 AM Bulletin for January 18, 2015 - Download Bulletin Saint Athanasius & Saint Cyril were Archbishops of Alexandria. These wise teachers of truth and defenders of Christ’s Church share a joint feast-day in recognition of their dogmatic writings which affirm the truth of the Orthodox Faith, correctly interpret the Holy Scripture, and censure the delusions of the heretics. Saint Athanasius took part in …
Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 5.12.44 PM Bulletin for January 11, 2015 - Download Bulletin Sunday After Theophany The second day of the Afterfeast of Theophany falls on January 8. At Vespers we repeat a hymn which has already been sung at Compline for Theophany. In the hymn St John wonders in whose name he should baptize Christ. Should he baptize Him in the name of the Father? …
The Icon of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Bulletin for January 4, 2015 - Download Bulletin Forefeast of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ The third day of the Forefeast of Theophany falls on January 4. The hymns compare the Feast of the Nativity with the coming Feast. “There shepherds saw the Child and were amazed; here the voice of the Father proclaims the only-begotten Son.” …
Sunday-before-the-Nativity-of-Christ Bulletin for December 21, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Sunday Before The Nativity: The Forefathers Of Christ The Sunday before the Nativity of the Lord (December 18-24) is known as The Sunday of the Holy Fathers. On this day the Church commemorates all of the Holy Fathers who were well-pleasing to God from all ages, from Adam to Saint Joseph “the …
The-icon-of-the-Sunday-of-the-Holy-Forefathers-of-Christ Bulletin for December 14, 2014 - Download Bulletin On December 14th we commemorate The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ The Sunday that falls between December 11th and December 17th is known as The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ. These are the ancestors of Christ according to the flesh, who lived before and during the Law given to …
A young girl decorates a tree at St John The Baptist Orthodox Church Saint Nicholas Day Celebration 2014 - On Sunday, December 7th, we celebrated our annual Saint Nicholas Day. Saint Nicholas the Wonderworking Bishop of Myra is commemorated by the Orthodox Church on December 6th, so on the following Sunday our parish offers a special “children’s sermon” on the life of Saint Nicholas, followed by a fellowship breakfast, and the decorating of the …
St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia Bulletin for December 7, 2014 - Download Bulletin On December 7th, we commemorate St Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia. Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia is famed as a great saint pleasing unto God. He was born in the city of Patara in the region of Lycia (on the south coast of the Asia …
The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called Bulletin for November 30, 2014 - Download Bulletin On November 30th, we commemorate Apostle Andrew, the Holy and All-Praised First-Called. The Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the Apostles to follow Christ, and he later brought his own brother, the holy Apostle Peter, to Christ (John 1:35-42). The future apostle was from Bethsaida, and from his youth he …
Apostle-and-Evangelist-Saint-Matthew Bulletin for November 16, 2014 - Download Bulletin On November 16th, we commemorate The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, who was also named Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27); he was one of the Twelve Apostles (Mark 3:18; Luke 6:45; Acts 1:13), and was brother of the Apostle James Alphaeus (Mark 2:14). He was a publican, or tax-collector for Rome, in a …