Today’s 40-day Service is being said for the repose of the soul Dr. Terry Allen, father of Robin Allen. May his memory be eternal!
A second tray will be passed today benefiting St. Photios National Shrine in St. Augustine, Florida. The St. Photios Shrine is the first National Shrine of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is a living memorial to the first Greek settlers on the American continent. The feast day of St. Photios will be celebrated on February 6. Contributions will directly aid the general obligations of the Shrine for the continued progress of the ministry of the Shrine.
Everyone is invited to come downstairs for the coffee hour to follow.
Today George Diakomanolis will be reading the Epistle.
Services This Week
Services this week:
Sunday, February 3, 2019 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 3, 2019 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 St. Photios the Great
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Orthros 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Small Paraklesis 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 Great Vespers 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Parish Council Meeting
There will be a Parish Council meeting today following the coffee hour.
The Parish Council wishes to send out emails to all the parishioners to announce any major updates or urgent needs. We have your email address if you are receiving periodic updates. If not, we would deeply appreciate you leaving your name and email address on the clipboard in the Narthex.
Choir practice is held Wednesdays evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Fr. John will be blessings houses. Contact Fr. John to schedule your home and business to be blessed.
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 by the Narthex door in order to prevent anyone from entering the Nave at inappropriate time. 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.
Respectful Worship Environment
The worship experience is enhanced by having your children participate. Please help them learn proper behavior and reverence while in the Church. Teach them to cross themselves, venerate the Icons, & respond prayerfully “Lord have mercy.” If they become too loud, please take them to the Narthex for a brief stay and return as soon as they have calmed. More Church etiquette may be found at http://stnicholasgoc.net/our-parish/church-etiquette
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, 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.