Announcements for Feb. 11, 2018

February 11, 2018

Sunday of The Last Judgement (Meatfare) – Tone 3

Righteous Empress Theodora (867)

Matins Gospel #3: St. Mark 16: 9-20

Divine Liturgy:  1 Cor. 8:8 – 9:2; St. St. Matthew 25:31-46

TODAY: Seekers and Catechumens Class after Coffee Hour in the Library



  • 5:30 pm – Vespers
  • 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception


  • 7:30 am – Divine Liturgy
  • 9:30 am – Breakfast – potluck provided by members
  • 10:30 am – Fr. Patrick Reardon – Psalms – First Session
  • 2:30 pm – Fr. Patrick Reardon – Psalms – Second Session
  • 5:30 pm – Vespers


  • 6 p.m. – Vespers


SATURDAY –  5:30 p.m. – Vespers


TODAY IS MEATFARE, the last day we eat meat until Pascha. This week is Cheesefare; we eat dairy products, eggs and fish every day this week, including Wednesday and Friday.


NEXT SUNDAY IS FORGIVENESS SUNDAY – After Coffee Hour we will return to the Temple for Vespers. At the end of Vespers we each ask forgiveness of all as we begin Great Lent. This is a very important and beautiful ceremony – make a point of staying for it.

HOW TO GREET A BISHOP: When the bishop enters the room, stand up. When entering a small gathering where the bishop is present, greet him before greeting others. Approach him and extend your hands palms up, the right hand on top of the left. The bishop will bless you and place his hand on yours. Kiss his hand lightly. The same is done when taking leave of the bishop. (The same procedure is done when greeting a priest, but only if no bishop is present.) Address an archbishop  as ‘Your Eminence’, a bishop as ‘Your Grace’. If you know the bishop well, you may address him less formally as ‘Vladyko’. (This is Russian for ‘Master’; for bishops in the Arabic tradition use ‘Saidna’ or in the Greek, ‘Despota.’)


February 18 – Forgiveness Sunday – Lent Begins

February 25 – Sunday of Orthodoxy – Vespers 5 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity and St. John

March 24 – Serve at Stewpot

March 25 – Annunciation

April 1 – Palm Sunday

April 8 – Pascha – We host Paschal Vespers

May 1-7 – Fr. Paul at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in PA

May 17 – Ascension

May 27 – Pentecost

July 23-27 – OCA All-American Council, St. Louis

Nov. 10 – Serve at Stewpot

QUOTATION – As for me I say that those who are tormented in hell are tormented by the invasion of love. What is there more bitter and violent than the pains of love? Those who feel they have sinned against love bear in themselves a damnation much heavier than the most dreaded punishments. The suffering with which sinning against love afflicts the heart is more keenly felt than any other torment. It is absurd to assume that the sinners in hell are deprived of God’s love. Love is offered impartially. But by its very power it acts in two ways. It torments sinners, as happens here on earth when we are tormented by the presence of a friend to whom we have been unfaithful. And it gives joy to those who have been faithful. – St. Isaac the Syrian (7th cent.)


February 12 – 15, 2017  (Cheesefare Week)

All events at Holy Resurrection Church unless otherwise specified

Monday, February 12

9-11 am – Archbishop’s breakfast with deans – catered
11:00 am – 1:00 pm   Diocesan Council Meeting  I

1:00 pm – Lunch – catered

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Diocesan Council Meeting  II
5:30 pm – Vespers

6:30 pm – Welcome Reception  – catered by Newks

Tuesday, February 13
7:30 am – Divine Liturgy
9:30 am – Breakfast – Members – potluck
10:30 am – Fr. Patrick Reardon – Psalms – First Session
1:00 pm – Lunch – on your own
2:30 pm – Fr. Patrick Reardon – Psalms – Second Session
5:30 pm – Vespers
6:00 pm – Dinner – catered by Steve Long – members help serve

Wednesday, February 14
8:00 am – Matins
9:30 am – Breakfast at hotels

* 10:30 am – Clergy Gathering with Archbishop Alexander and Archimandrite Gerasim


12 Noon – Lunch (Boxed – catered)

* 1 pm – 3 pm  -Spiritual Court

* = not open to public

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

Confessions Saturday after Vespers and other times by appointment

Phone 601 924-2441 – email – Bookstore open after Liturgy


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