Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Upcoming Special Services
Remember that you just register to attend Sunday and special services. If you do not have the email form from the listserv there is a link (enter name, number attending and dates) on the homepage.
It is election time and we are looking to fill the positions of Vice President and Treasurer. If you are interested, please contact me at 540-529-9831 or email@example.com.
If you’re not a member of Philoptochos, consider joining us. We are a wonderful family of sisters (and some brothers) who would welcome you and love to serve with you. Membership dues for Philoptochos are being collected. Dues are $25.00.
Thank you to all who participate in making all of our events successful. Without you we couldn’t do what we do. But together, we push forward in the work of Christ and bring glory to His Name.
Plans for the Lenten season will be posted later in March.
Christian Education Update
Elementary Students are receiving weekly packages with lessons at home. If you have an elementary student who is not receiving packages but would like to, please contact Wendy Larson.
Middle and High School Students : Fred Gianakouros is posting weekly lessons on the church website with a link in the weekly email message and here and we'll be sending out some materials as well, although not weekly ones.
All Parish Members: You can pick up a Lenten Passport at church or ask to have one sent to you.
The passports come with a set of stamps for each service in Lent. It is a nice way to keep track of services and mark our progression through the season of Holy and Great Lent. There is no cost – it is a Lenten gift from your Parish Council.
Contact either Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-354-2811 or Georgia at the Church Office to ask for a passport to be sent to you.
Welcome to All Visitors!
Please join us for fellowship [when COVID-19 restrictions are removed] 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.
Prayers and Offerings
Click this link to download the Prayer Card PDF in PDF format, or Prayer Card DOC in Word format. The PDF file may be printed and filled in by hand or the Word file may be edited and kept up-to-date. Use this when offering prosphora, for memorial services, or for prayer requests in general. If you wish to contribute online please use this link
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. Fourth Mode. Psalm 146.5;134.3.
Great is our Lord, and great is his power.
Verse: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.
The reading is from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2.
Brethren, food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. Only take care lest this liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if any one sees you, a man of knowledge, at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak man is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinning against your brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food is a cause of my brother's falling, I will never eat meat, lest I cause my brother to fall.
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.
Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)
The Reading is from Matthew 25:31-46
The Lord said, "When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."