Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Thursday - January 17 - 9:00am
Divine Liturgy for St Anthony the Great
Wednesday - January 30 - 9:00am
Divine Liturgy for Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs
January 13: cutting of the Vasilopita & Potluck Membership Drive after Divine Liturgy
Opportunity to Help: there will be two baskets in the Fellowship Hall: one for Ronald McDonald House and one for our church pantry. If every family brings one non-perishable item of food for each basket, once a week or every other week, we can be of great assistance within our communities. The Ronald McDonald House accepts non-perishable food items for cooking or ready to eat and dish soap and laundry soaps/supplies. The other basket, which is for our Church Pantry, calls for the same type of items, except no soaps or laundry supplies, to help people of our communities (within our church and people that come in to ask for help). Let's work together for those in need and bring glory to our God.
The next outing will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 6 p.m. at Coach and Four Restaurant, 5206 Williamson Road. Please RSVP your attendance by Tuesday, January 15th to Frances Simopoulos or call (434) 851.6830. Questions/RSVP
Note: Sunday School Classes resume this Sunday, January 13.
GOARCH 2019 Annual Yearbook
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Welcome to All Visitors!
Please join us for fellowship in the Church Hall immediately following the Divine Liturgy. For those visiting an Orthodox Church for the first time, please be aware that Holy Communion is a sign of unity of faith, which is only offered to Baptized and Chrismated Orthodox Christians. All present are welcomed to come forward and receive the antidoron (or blessed bread) which is distributed at the end of the service. For those interested in learning more about the Orthodox Christian faith, please feel free to speak with Fr. Nick after the service.
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Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am- 12:00pm; Wednesday & Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm; Saturdays and other times, including Confession, by appointment. Because unexpected things sometimes come up on short notice, please call [1-518-947-1724] before coming.
Prokeimenon. First Mode. Psalm 32.22,1.
Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us.
Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 4:7-13.
BRETHREN, grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it is said, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men." (in saying, "He ascended," what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Sunday after Epiphany
The Reading is from Matthew 4:12-17
At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."