Archive | May, 2013

Parish Bulletin – June 2, 2013

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PASCHA  SUNDAY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN TONE 4 Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 John 4:5-42 Choir Director: Veronika   Welcome We welcome you to the Orthodox Church. Please feel at ease and free to participate in the singing. As a visitor you are welcome to come forward at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy and […]

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Parish Bulletin – May 26, 2013

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PASCHA  SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC TONE 3 Acts 9:32-42 John 5:1-15 Choir Director: Veronika   Welcome We welcome you to the Orthodox Church. Please feel at ease and free to participate in the singing. As a visitor you are welcome to come forward at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy and venerate the […]

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Veneration of the Holy Scriptures

Sometimes various Christians in the West find it strange that we show our veneration to the Scriptures, icons and holy object by kissing them. However, this video of (presumably Protestant) Chinese Christians receiving Bibles for the first time shows how natural this love and veneration of holy things are. When was the last time we […]

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Parish Bulletin – May 19, 2013

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PASCHA  THE MYRRHBEARING WOMEN TONE 2 Acts 6:1-7 Mark 15:43-16:8 Choir Director: Veronika   Welcome We welcome you to the Orthodox Church. Please feel at ease and free to participate in the singing. As a visitor you are welcome to come forward at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy and venerate the Cross […]

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Paschal Hours

From the Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha until the Saturday of Renewal Week, in place of the usual Morning and Evening Prayers, Nocturns, the Hours, Compline, and the Prayers of Thanksgiving after Holy Communion, the following is read: [After the exclamation by the priest, we say:] Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down […]

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