Everyone is invited to come downstairs for the coffee hour to follow.
Father John has asked the youth to assist in reading the Epistle. Today,Vasilios Talarantas will be reading the Epistle in English.
Adult Catechism Class
The next Adult Catechism Class will be held on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m.
A gentleman, who has been married 52 years, lost his engraved silver wedding ring at the Festival. If you find it, contact Fr. John.
The Nativity Fast is a period of abstinence and penance practiced by the Eastern Churches, in preparation for the Nativity of Christ, December 25. The fast is observed from November 15 to December 24, inclusively. It is a more relaxed fast as fish is allowed up until December 10th along with a Dispensation made for Thanksgiving.
Services This Week
Services This Week:
Sunday, December 3, 2017 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Great Vespers 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Feast of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra the Wonderworker
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Small Paraklesis 6:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 Feast of the Conception by St. Anna of the Theotokos
Saturday, December 9, 2017 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
There will be a Parish Council meeting on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m.
St. Nicholas Day Luncheon
Next Sunday, December 10, 2017, the annual 'St. Nicholas Day' luncheon commemorating our Patron Saint, will be held. The cost of the tickets is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.
Parish Council Elections
Elections for four Parish Council positions will be held next Sunday, December 10, 2017 after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. The candidates are: Mel Eliades, Denice Eliades, Michel Hamauei, John Hartofilax, Joe Krzeszewski and Olga Plomarity.
Philoptochos Christmas Bake Sale
The annual Christmas Bake Sale sponsored by Philoptochos will be held on December 15-16, 2017. For sale are Christmas breads - $12.00, Reindeer breads - $4.00 and baklava, kourambiedes and koulouria.
Please be reminded that out of respect for what goes on during the Divine Liturgy, there are certain time when not to enter the Nave. These times are: 1) between the readings of the Epistle and Gospel; 2) when the priest censes the icons and the congregation; and 3) whenever the priest faces the congregation to bless them. When entering the Nave, please enter by the side aisles and not by the middle isle. Stanchions will be placed at the middle isle in order to prevent anyone from entering the Nave from the middle isle. When the Parish Council Members ask that no one enter at a particular time, please heed their request. It is disruptive to the other worshipers when someone enters the Nave at an inappropriate time. Everyone’s cooperation is appreciated.
Recitation of the Lord's Prayer
Please remember that everyone has the opportunity to say the Lord’s Prayer in their first language. The order of languages is: Greek, English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Romanian.
Welcome to our Guests
Father John and the members of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church offer warm greetings to all our guests. We are happy to have you worshiping with us and we hope that you will make this your spiritual home in the future. You are invited to receive blessed bread (antidoron) which will be given out at the end of today’s services. Please join us downstairs for refreshments so we can visit with you.
The Holy Communion of the Orthodox is the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is with awe and love that we approach the Divine Mysteries. Therefore, the Communion of the Orthodox is reserved only for those baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians who have prepared themselves by prayer and fasting, as prescribed by the Canons of the Holy Church. Women, in respect of our Lord, please remove lipstick before you approach to receive, in order that no oils contact the Holy Spoon or the Holy Chalice.