Today's coffee hour is being hosted in memory of Michael and Evangelia Aspras. May their memory be eternal. 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, Sophia Sanchez will be reading the Epistle in English.
Adult Catechism Class
The next Adult Catechism Class will be held on Tuesday, January 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
The 2018 Church calendars can be picked up in the Narthex and in the Church Hall.
Services This Week
Services This Week:
Sunday, December 31, 2017 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 31, 2017 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Monday, January 1, 2018 Circumcision of Christ and Feast of St. Basil
Monday, January 1, 2018 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Monday, January 1, 2018 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Small Paraklesis 6:00 a.m.
Friday, January 5, 2018 Orthros and Royal Hours 9:00 a.m.
Friday, January 5, 2018 Vesperal Divine Liturgy 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Feast of the Theophany of Christ
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Great Vespers 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 7, 2018 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 7, 2018 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
There will be a Parish Council meeting on Wednesday, January 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
Blessing of the Waters Service
On January 7th, the Blessing of the Waters Service (Throwing the Cross into the Bay) will be immediately following Divine Liturgy followed by the Cutting of the Vasilopita and the Epiphany Day Luncheon.
The Throwing of the Cross into the Bay will be on January 7th. Let Fr. John know if you wish to be one of the boys or girls that swims for the cross.
Fr. John will be blessings houses. Contact Fr. John to schedule your home and business to be blessed.
Memorial Service/Trisagion Service
On Sunday, January 7, 2018, a 40-day Memorial Service will be held for the repose of the soul of Dimitrios Smoudyanis. May his memory be eternal!
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, Romanian, and Arabic.
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.
Memorial Services/Trisagion Services
Today's Memorial Service is being said for the repose of the souls of Stephen Lipchik and Peggy Gill. May their memory be eternal!