Announcements for Dec. 31, 2017

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

 December 31, 2017

Sunday After the Nativity – Tone 5

Sts. Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James the Brother of the Lord

NO FASTING until January 5

Matins Gospel #8: St. John 20: 11-18

Divine Liturgy:  Galatians 1: 11-19; St. Matthew 2: 13-23

TODAY:

  • No Church School today
  • 6 p.m. Great Vespers – Circumcision of the Lord; St. Basil the Great

MONDAY – January 1 – Circumcision of the Lord; St. Basil the Great

  • 9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy of St. Basil

WEDNESDAY

  • Noon – Akathist to the Theotokos
  • 6 p.m. – Vespers – No Class

FRIDAY – January 5 – Eve of the Theophany

  • 6 p.m. Vigil – Great Compline and Matins

SATURDAY – January 6 – Theophany: Baptism of the Lord

  • 9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy, Blessing of Water
  • 5:30 p.m. – Vespers

SUNDAY – January 7 – Sunday after Theophany

8:30 a.m. – Matins

9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy

4:00 p.m. – Blessing of Water at Cock of the Walk Restaurant, Ross Barnett Reservoir –

Meal together following

 NOTE: The blessing of the Reservoir will take place in the space at the waterside on the property of the Cock of the Walk restaurant (on the left as you face the building), not in the park where we have done it in the past.  The owners of the Cock of the Walk were kind to let us do it on their property for free. As usual, after the blessing we will have a dining room there for food and fellowship. Note: we will not have swimmers this year.

 OUR ANNUAL PARISH MEETING for nomination of Parish Council members and approval of a budget will be held Sunday, January 14, after Coffee Hour.

 PARENTS AND YOUTH – Look at the websites for https://campstthekla.org/ and https://avcamp.org/ and consider sending your children to an Orthodox camp this summer. Our youth have benefitted greatly from this experience. Our church will help with costs if needed. These camps fill up quickly; we need to register in January to be sure of getting a place. Speak to Fr. Paul about it.

 THEOPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS: I will begin these January 7. The Diocesan Priests Conference will be held here starting February 12, and Lent begins the next week, so I will not be able to bless many houses this year. I’d like especially to do those I have not blessed before; if yours has not been blessed, please contact me soon to set a time. I will also bless them after Pascha if requested.  To learn more about house blessings and how to prepare for them, see this. — Fr. Paul

 LOOKING AHEAD:

January 14 – Annual Parish Meeting

February 2 – Meeting of the Lord

February 11 – Meatfare Sunday

February 12-16, 2018 – We host DOS Pastoral Conference

February 18 – Forgiveness Sunday – Lent Begins

March 25 – Annunciation

April 1 – Palm Sunday

April 8 – Pascha – We host Paschal Vespers

May 17 – Ascension

May 27 – Pentecost

 Regular Services

Saturday 5:30 p.m. Vespers

Sunday 8:30 a.m. Matins (Orthros), 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Vespers; feast days see www.holyres.net

Confessions Saturday after Vespers and other times by appointment

Phone 601 924-2441 – email office@holyres.net – Bookstore open after Liturgy

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