Sunday Services: Orthros 9:00am / Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Upcoming Special Services
Daylight Saving Time
Spring clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night!
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.
Philoptochos is participating in the ‘Pack A Snack’ program which provides healthy snacks to underprivileged children attending our neighborhood school, Round Hill Elementary. Our goal is to pack “30” bags with healthy snacks to be delivered by March 30th. Therefore, we are asking for monetary donations for this worthy cause. Philoptochos will have a tray labeled ‘Pack A Snack’ at the church for in person donations or you can mail a check to the church made Payable to Philoptochos and in the memo line state: Pack A Snack.
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 email@example.com 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. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 75.11,1.
Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.
Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel.
The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4.
Brethren, salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
As for the man who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not for disputes over opinions. One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who abstains, and let not him who abstains pass judgment on him who eats; for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for God is able to make him stand.
The Reading is from Matthew 6:14-21
The Lord said, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
"And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ πανσόφους τοὺς ἁλιεῖς ἀναδείξας, καταπέμψας αὐτοῖς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν οἰκουμένην σαγηνεύσας, φιλάνθρωπε, δόξα σοι.
Blessed are You, O Christ our God who, by sending down the Holy Spirit upon them, made the fishermen wise and through them, illumined the world, and to You the universe is ever drawn. O Loving God, Glory to You.