Everyone is invited to come downstairs for the coffee hour to follow.
Services This Week
Services This Week:
Sunday, July 28, 2019 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2019 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 2, 2019 Small Paraklesis 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3, 2019 Great Vespers 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Feast of the Dormition Fast
The Feast of the Dormition is preceded by a two-week fast, referred to as the Dormition Fast. From August 1 to August 14 Orthodox fast from meat, dairy products, fish, oil, and wine. It is a stricter fast than either the Nativity Fast or the Apostles’ Fast, with only wiνe and oil allowed on weekends. The Great Fast of the Transfiguration (August 6) that falls during the Fast on which fish, wine, and oil are allowed.
Choir practices are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
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.