Tuesday, March 20, 2018

St. Mary of Egypt and Annunciation

During the 5th Week of Lent, we remember St. Mary of Egypt and her great example of repentance. The 6 PM Wednesday evening service includes the entire great canon of St. Andrew, and the reading of the life of St. Mary of Egypt. Be prepared! This is a long service, with many prostrations, but it is beautiful and worthwhile. Do your best to join us for as much of the service as you can!

On Friday night at 6 PM, we will pray the entire Akathist Hymn in preparation for the Annunciation!.

Next Sunday, March 25, is the both the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt and the Great Feast of the Annunciation. We'll have a potluck on Sunday after the Liturgy (fish, wine and oil allowed).

Friday, March 9, 2018

Soul Saturday, March 17

We will celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Saturday, March 17 for Soul Saturday. This is a day set aside to pray for and remember our departed loved ones. We pause as a Church to remember them, and we sing, “May their memory be eternal,” asking that God remember them, also.

At the end of the Liturgy we pray a memorial service for our loved ones and bless and share kolliva, a sweet dish of boiled wheat. The kolliva symbolizes the resurrection from the dead and reminds us of the Lord’s words, “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24). 

If you would like to submit names of your loved ones to be included in the memorial, please give them to Fr. Matthew in advance: FrMatthewSnowden@gmail.com