4th Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Paralitic Man

Posted on May 11, 2019


Bulletin May 11-19

A Prayer for Mothers.
Good and Gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women who have joined with Youin the wonder of bringing forth new life. You, who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings. Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return. Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children. Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdomto turn to you for help when they need it most. Amen.


3th Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Posted on May 11, 2019

Bulletin May 4-11.


Свята і Велика Неділя Пасхи . ВОСКРЕСІННЯ ГОСПОДА ІСУСА ХРИСТА. Pascha: The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Posted on April 20, 2019

Sunday April 21 8:00 AM Resurrection Matins
9:00 AM Easter Divine Liturgy. Blessing of Easter Food. Myrovania
Monday April 22 10:00 AM Bright Monday. Divine Liturgy
Tuesday April 23 10:00 AM Bright Tuesday. Divine Liturgy
Wednesday April 24 8:30 AM Divine Liturgy


Holy Saturday Christ In the Tomb

Posted on April 20, 2019

“If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my release should come.”
—Job 14:14


Posted on April 19, 2019

Страсна П’ятниця Good Friday.
3:00 PM Vespers with The Placement Of The Holy Shroud.


Страсна П’ятниця Good Friday.

Posted on April 19, 2019

He suffered and died that we
might die to our sins, and receive
the gift of Eternal Life.


Easter focus: Christ the Paschal Lamb.

Posted on April 17, 2019

The daily liturgical services of Holy Week (the six-day period preceding Easter called Pascha in the Byzantine tradition) offer us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the drama of Christ’s crucifixion and death so that we may experience more fully the great joy of His Resurrection.

Holy Thursday: The Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great commemorates the meal at which Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist. During a second service, The Matins of the Passion, the 12 Gospels are read describing the final events in His life.

Holy Friday: This day’s services recall our Lord’s Crucifixion and Burial. Royal Hours may be served in the morning. Later, Vespers of Entombment is served, concluding with elders carrying the Burial Shroud in procession. The Shroud is placed in a “tomb” for veneration by the faithful. In the evening (or the next morning), Jerusalem Matins is served at which the Dirges (mournful hymns) are sung.

Holy Saturday: This day Jesus rests in the tomb. At the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, the Resurrection is first announced in the Gospel reading.

The Resurrection: Services begin in the dark, at midnight or at dawn outside the church doors. The Shroud is taken from the Tomb and placed on the Altar. Then a light is passed from the Altar to people holding candles, and clergy lead a procession around the church. At the main doors, the priest, for the first time, proclaims: “Christ is Risen!” The people respond: “Truly He is Risen!” The priest knocks thrice on the doors, enters the church and everyone follow for Resurrection Matins and Divine Liturgy.


Palm (Квітна) Sunday

Posted on April 15, 2019

LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

Sun April 14 9:00 AM Palm (Квітна) Sunday -The Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem .

Tue April 16 8:30 AM Great Matins

Wed April 17 5:30 PM Stations of the Cross.

Thu April 18 9:00 AM Vespers with The Liturgy of St.Basil the Great. 12 Gospel of the Passion
4:00 PM Matins of The Holy and Saving Passion of Our Lord.

Fri April 19 9:00 AM The Great (Royal) Hours
3:00 PM Vespers with The Placement Of The Holy Shroud.

Sat April 20 9:00 AM Vespers with The Liturgy of St.Basil the Great 1
5:00- 5:30 PM Blessing of Easter Food Baskets in Church

Sun April 21 8:00 AM Nadgrobne. Resurrection Matins
9:00 AM Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Divine Liturgy, blessing of baskets.


5thSunday of the Great Lent /St. Mary of Egypt.

Posted on April 6, 2019


Troparion, Tone 8: The divine image was faithfully preserved in you, O mother,* for taking up the Cross, you followed Christ.* By your deeds you have taught us to see beyond the flesh, which passes,* and care for the soul, a thing immortal.* And so, O venerable Mary,* your spirit rejoices with the angels.

Bulletin April 7 -14


2nd Sunday of Lent: St. Gregory Palamas Sunday. Неділя 2-га Великого посту

Posted on March 16, 2019

Gospel: (Mark 2:1-12):

At that time, when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. Then some people came, bringing to him a paralysed man, carried by four of them. And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’ Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, ‘Why does this fellow speak in this way? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?’ At once Jesus perceived in his spirit that they were discussing these questions among themselves; and he said to them, ‘Why do you raise such questions in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, “Your sins are forgiven”, or to say, “Stand up and take your mat and walk”? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins’—he said to the paralytic— ‘I say to you, stand up, take your mat and go to your home.’ And he stood up, and immediately took the mat and went out before all of them; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this!’

Євангеліє: (Мр2,1-12)
У той час коли прийшов Ісус до Капернауму, чутка пішла, що він у домі. І там зібралося стільки народу, що не було більш місця, навіть перед дверима; а він промовляв до них словом. І от прийшли до нього, несучи розслабленого; несли його четверо. А що із-за народу не могли донести до нього, розкрили стелю над місцем, де він був, й отвором спустили ліжко, на якому лежав розслаблений. Ісус, уздрівши їхню віру, до розслабленого й каже: “Сину, відпускаються тобі твої гріхи.” А були й деякі книжники, що сиділи там та міркували собі: “І як може цей так говорити? Він богохульствує! Хто може прощати гріхи, крім одного лише Бога?” Ісус же, вмить збагнувши духом, що вони таке собі думають, до них і каже: “Чого таке ось намислюєте у ваших серцях? Що легше – сказати розслабленому: Відпускаються тобі гріхи, а чи сказати: Встань, візьми твоє ліжко й ходи? Та щоб ви знали, що Син Чоловічий має владу на землі гріхи відпускати, – мовить до розслабленого: Кажу тобі: Встань, візьми твоє ліжко і йди до свого дому.” Устав той – і зараз же, взявши ліжко, вийшов на очу всіх; тож чудувалися всі, хвалили Бога й мовляли: “Ніколи ми такого не бачили!”

Bulletin March 16-23

Month of St. Joseph

The Church traditionally dedicates the month of March to the special veneration of St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19th. “He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife,” says St. Bernardine of Siena. “He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.’” Due to St. Joseph’s leadership of the Holy Family, he has been declared the protector and patron of the universal Catholic Church.