Welcome to Fr. Jeremy Troy and family of Annunciation Cathedral in Houston. Fr. Jeremy is filling in for Fr. John who traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to witness Minas Tsambounieris receiving his Seminarian Cross and becoming a Seminarian. Let us make them feel welcome.
A second tray will be passed today benefiting Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology.
Everyone is invited to come downstairs for the coffee hour to follow.
Parish Council Meeting
There will be a Parish Council meeting today following the coffee hour.
Services This Week
Services This Week:
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Paraklesis 6:00 p.m
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Great Vespers 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Orthros 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
If you have children in Catechism School, please fill out the registration form if you have not already.
Koulouria will be made today during the coffee hour.
Presale Festival dinner tickets are going on sale beginning today, September 1st through October 20th.
There will be a Festival meeting next Sunday, September 22nd after the coffee hour.
Choir practices are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.