THIS SUNDAY, February 10, 2019 Orthros 9:00am Divine Liturgy 10:00am. Sunday of the Canaanite Woman.
GREAT LENT TO PENTECOST . Before the time of Pascha we enter a new liturgical cycle which is Great Lent. Christ manifests Himself and reveals God's plan which is to save us. He sends his only Son into the world to seek out his lost creature, exiled far from him. From the incarnation to the resurrection, Christ descends toward us. He empties himself to become a man and to assume all the stages of our poverty: slavery, sin, and death. Jesus suffers the cross and through his death he gives us life; out of the tomb surges the power of the resurrection. The light of the resurrected Christ illumines all the ends of the universe: the doors of death are shattered; hell is vanished. Through his humanity, he allows us to share in his divinity and shares his glory with us. The Kingdom of God has already been inaugurated. Christ has come and nothing is the same. Jesus said to Pilate, "My Kingdom is not of this world."
The Philoptochos Collection for Vasilis Ntantanis. Vasilis Ntantanis had Laryngeal Cancer and was hospitalized at Yale. He was transferred back to a hospital in Athens (Attikon) for an operation to remove his vocal cords and to receive Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy. He is free of Cancer and back to his island. He will need another operation in the future to make him able to speak. There will be a second collection in church for Vasilis to assist with his medical bills and recovery.
Make checks out to: "St. Basil Philoptochos" and note "Vasilis Ntantanis". You can place it in the tray at church or mail to: Philoptochos, St. Basil G. O. Church, PO Box 9356, New Haven, CT 06533.
GREETER COVERAGE SCHEDULE: February 10 Spyros,..... February 17 Mike,..... February 24 Greg,..... March 3 Nia.
Email to Fr. Don: FrDonatAugusta@mail.goarch.org.
Email to St. Basil Church: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can ask to forward your email to the parish priest, the parish council, the Philoptochos, the Greek School, or the New Haven Greek Community for a response. Just indicate where you want your email to be directed..
Visit our St. Basil parish website: www.stbasil.ct.goarch.org. You will find many interesting links. Especially visit the "Orthodox Marketplace" where you will find an excellent selection of icons, books, and gift ideas for birthdays and holidays. Also, you can link to our Parish Facebook page. Thanks to Arven Saunders for managing the parish website.
On Facebook do a search for: "Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church." You will find lots of information about parish activities, photos, and updates. Thanks to Athena Nomikos for her work posting photos and information on our parish Facebook site.