A 3-month memorial will be chanted today for Mark Anthony Marketon, may his memory be eternal!
Greek Independence Day Program: Greek School students will be presenting their annual Greek Independence Day program today immediately following Divine Liturgy, in the Dr. Peter Tsaknis Social Hall.
Greek Independence Day Parade in Baltimore, MD. is on Sunday, March 31st. For those interested in carpooling from Sts. Peter & Paul to Baltimore, we will leave by 12:30pm. The parade will be held at the Greektown Section in Baltimore. (Ponca Street/Eastern Avenue), beginning at 2pm. Following the parade we will tentatively meet at St. Nicholas Church Plateia for lunch. The parade has a dress code which requires no jeans.
Witness Christ to the deaf community in Frederick and attend the ASL classes (American Sign Language) on Mondays following Great Compline. These intro classed will allow you to learn the basics of sign language and lay a foundation for future development if desired.
Join us for "Lenten Talk", a brief lecture and discussion series, on Wednesdays following the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts.
Marietta Nektaria Camp Good Shepherd Scholarship. Please help support sending one of Sts. Peter & Paul’s youth to Camp Good Shepard by making a donation. Please mark "CGS scholarship fund" on the memo line of your donation.
The St. Eugenia Philoptochos will hold a general meeting on Thursday April 4th at 7:15 pm. All members are encouraged to attend. Board elections will be held on May 1st, if you are interested in serving on the board, please contact Marie Carras for more information.
Great Compline Each Monday through April 15th, at 6:00 pm. This is a prayer service in which many psalms are chanted together with evening prayers usually said with the Small Compline. It includes the well-known hymns “God is with Us” and “O Lord of Hosts”.
Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts each Wednesday at 6pm and Friday at 9am:
This special liturgy is allowed only during the Great Fast. The Divine Liturgy may not be celebrated on weekdays during Great Lent. However, the need still exists, especially during this time of year when we are struggling with our spiritual lives against evil and our own weaknesses, to receive the Body and Blood of Christ more often. Therefore, the priest consecrates an extra host on the previous Sunday which is then used during this liturgy, thus the name Pre-Sanctified Liturgy. This is one of the most beautiful services of the Church. Fasting is required from at least the noon meal in order to receive Holy Communion.
The Akathist Service to the Theotokos every Friday at 7:00 pm: This service is a combination of Small Compline (after dinner prayers) and the Canon and salutations to the Theotokos. It is celebrated on the first five Fridays of the Great Fast.
March 30 -
The 20th Annual Memorial Lenten Retreat will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2019, here at SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Annapolis, MD, from 9 am - 3 pm, with Guest Retreat Speaker, Hank Hanegraaff. Hank Hanegraaff serves as President of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and hosts the Bible Answer Man broadcast and the Hank Unplugged broadcast. For information, call 410-573-2072.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda will be hosting a BeeTreat on Saturday March 30th with Steve Christoforou and Christian Gonzalez. The morning event will be for 6th to 12th Graders with parents and Youth Workers, and the evening event will be for ages 18 to 35 (https://stgeorge.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/beetreat_flier_Maryland.pdf). Registration is here: https://www.y2am.org/beetreats
Church Parking Lot: Please do not leave empty spots in front of your vehicle when parking in the Church parking lot. Parking spots labeled as a handicapped parking spots are reserved for vehicles with handicapped parking permits only.
Having worshiped and prayed together, our Sunday Coffee Hour is a wonderful time for fellowship. We are asking all parishioners to sign up and host a coffee hour. Just one Sunday per family will fill all available slots for the year. As a blessing for you and your family, consider sponsoring a Coffee Hour to coincide with your patron Saint's Feast day or any other momentous occasion you happen to be celebrating. Call the church office for assistance.