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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES & EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY
THE BEGINNING OF MARCH, 2015

All services & events are at church unless otherwise specified

1/31 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil

2/1 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Sunday of the Publican & Pharisee – Beginning of the Lenten Triodion

2/1 – Sunday about 1 PM Annual Parish Meeting – Reports, 2015 Budget

Consideration & Election of Parish Officers – Only those who have been members for at least 6 months prior to the meeting & who have made & kept a financial pledge to support the parish may attend & vote

The week from 2/1 through 2/7 is a fast-free week

 

2/3 – Tuesday 5:30 PM Orthodox Christian Fellowship meeting at the University of MD Garden Chapel, College Park for Worship and Bible Study

2/4 – Wednesday 7:00 PM Prayer Service with Akathist to the Mother of God – Prayers for the parishioners & the sick

2/5 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

2/7 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil

2/8 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Sunday of the Prodigal Son – The Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia.

This week is called Meatfare which means it is like any other week in the year with the Wednesday and Friday restriction – The distinguishing title means that this is the last week until Pascha in which flesh meat (beef, pork, chicken) may be eaten

 

2/10 – Tuesday 5:30 PM Orthodox Christian Fellowship meeting at the University of MD Garden Chapel, College Park for Worship and Bible Study

2/11 – Wednesday 7:00 PM Prayer Service and Akathist to the Mother of God on behalf of the parishioners and the sick

2/12 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

2/13 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins for the Departed – during which the names of all our reposed Orthodox relatives and friends are commemorated aloud

2/14 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy for the Departed

2/14 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil

2/15 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Sunday of the Dread Judgment (Meatfare Sunday) – The Meeting of the Lord – One of the 12 great Feasts of the Church

Today’s agape meal is provided by the sisterhood as a fundraising event for the support of the parish and consists of traditional blini with all the accompaniments – Please donate generously The last day until Pascha when eating of flesh meat is permitted

2/15 – Sunday 1:00 PM A Talk on the Last Judgment by Constantine Zalalas – Please take this opportunity for inspiration from our friend and notable theologian as we prepare for the Great Fast This week is called Cheesefare Week during which fish and dairy products may be consumed on any day

2/17 – Tuesday 5:30 PM Orthodox Christian Fellowship meeting at the University of MD Garden Chapel, College Park for Worship and Bible Study

2/18 – Wednesday 7:00 PM Prayer Service and Akathist to the Mother of God on behalf of the parishioners and the sickThis is the final regular Wednesday moleben until after Thomas Sunday (the Sunday after Pascha)

2/19 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

2/21 – Saturday 10:00 AM – the Baptism of Brendan Andrew son of Olga and John – All are invited

2/21 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil

2/22 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy – Forgiveness Sunday, Commemoration of the Casting Out of Adam from Paradise (Cheesefare Sunday)

2/22 – Sunday 6:30 PM First Vespers of the Great Fast, called Forgiveness

Vespers – In this service, the faithful gather to ask forgiveness of one another to properly prepare for a holy observance of the fast – All Orthodox Faithful should attend

Monday morning 2/23 begins the Great Fast – Consult your calendars for the rule of the great fast for each day, also consult with one of the priests

2/23 – Monday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

2/24 Tuesday 5:30 PM Orthodox Christian Fellowship meeting at the University of MD Garden Chapel, College Park for Worship and Bible Study

2/24 – Tuesday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

2/25 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

2/26 – Thursday 6:30 PM Great Compline with the Reading of a portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – a brief choir rehearsal follows the service

2/27 – Friday 6:30 PM Matins & First Hour

2/28 – Saturday 8:40 AM Hours and Divine Liturgy – First Saturday of Great Lent – Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Recruit

2/28 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil

3/1 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The First Sunday of Great Lent – the Sunday of Orthodoxy – Immediately following Liturgy will be the Moleben for the Conversion of Those in Error

3/3 – Tuesday 5:30 PM Orthodox Christian Fellowship meeting at the University of MD Garden Chapel, College Park for Worship and Bible Study

3/4 – Wednesday 6:30 PM Ninth Hour & Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – Saint Leo Bishop of Catania – Those who confessed the previous weekend and who fast completely from 12 noon this day may partake of the Holy Presanctified Gifts

3/5 – Thursday 7-9 PM Choir Rehearsal

3/7 – Saturday 5:00 PM Evening Vigil

3/8 – Sunday 9:40 AM Hours & Divine Liturgy of St. Basil – The Second Sunday of Great Lent & St. Gregory Palamas

3/9 – Monday 7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting

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