A parish of the Orthodox Church in America
A parish of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America, Portland, Oregon
SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND THE PHARISEE, February 5, 2023
The Sunday after the Sunday of Zacchaeus is devoted to the Publican and the Pharisee. At Vespers the night before, the Triodion (the liturgical book used in the services of Great Lent) begins.
Scripture readings: Hebrews 13:17-21; Luke 6:17-23; 2 Timothy 3:10-15; Luke 18:10-14
Commemorated feasts and saints: Afterfeast of the Meeting. Repose of St. Theodosius of Chernígov (1696). Beginning of the Lenten Triodion. Holy Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily (251). Martyr Theodula of Anazarbus in Cilicia, and with her Martyrs Helladius, Macarius and Evagrius (ca. 304). Icon of the Mother of God “Seeker of the Perishing.”
Regular weekly schedule*
6 p.m. Great Vespers
8:30 a.m. Matins
9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy
9:10 a.m. Hours and Divine Liturgy
*This is the usual schedule. Check the calendar for changes.
Hymnography of Church Feasts
Our choir director, Tracey Edson, discusses Church hymnography for various feast days on selected Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Here are the upcoming dates:
- February 4 — Meeting/Presentation of the Lord
- March 18 — Annunciation
- May 20th — Ascension
- June 10th — Pentecost
- July 29th — Transfiguration
- August 19th — Dormition
An ongoing Food Drive began December 4. There are collection stations upstairs in the parish hall on the shelves near the masks. Please bring new new, unexpired, non-perishable foods. A list posted on the shelves near the dropoff area upstairs indicates the most-needed items. The food will be donated to Oregon Food Bank or other local food boxes. If you would like to volunteer to help drop off donated food, please speak with Cheri Wilson.
Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
Book Study Group Thursdays at noon (in person)
Fr. John leads a book study group that meets Thursdays at approximately noon. He has purchased a small number of copies of the book Christ in the Psalms by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon. Please contact Fr. John to get a copy for $15.
Bible Study Group Tuesday evenings (in person)
Fr. John also leads an in-person Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings.
Inquirers’ classes to begin in September (in person)
Inquirers’ classes will take place Saturday afternoons beginning September 17 at 4 p.m. in the choir room in the parish hall. Classes are a requirement for anyone intending to become Orthodox, but are open to anyone interested, including parishioners wanting a refresher. Email Fr. John to express your interest.
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
Every weekday we offer a short (15- to 20-minute) morning prayer by Zoom. This is a great way to start the day together with fellow Orthodox Christians. We meet at 8:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join!
To join the meeting, please follow the link: Join Zoom Morning Prayer
Zoom Meeting ID: 850 3708 1187
Friday Evening Discussion Group (Zoom)
Please join us at 7 p.m. Fridays to read and discuss the Holy Scriptures and learn about the major Orthodox Saints. On different weeks, we cover chapters from the books of the New and the Old Testaments, and the lives of the Saints. Everyone is welcome to join. To receive a link to the Zoom meeting, please contact Dn. Igor Beskorovaynyy
Meeting schedule: Friday Discussion Group Schedule
Russian Bible Study / Discussion Group (Zoom)
For Russian-speaking people, we offer a weekly evening Bible Study/Discussion Group Thursdays at 7 p.m.. If you would like to participate in the group, please contact Dn. Igor Beskorovaynyy
- Tuesday, January 31 — Bible study 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 1 — Vigil for Meeting of the Lord in the Temple 6 p.m.
- Thursday, February 2 — Meeting of the Lord in the Temple. Hours and Liturgy 9:10 a.m. Book study 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, February 4 — Inquirers’ class 4 p.m. Great Vespers, confessions 6 p.m.
- Sunday, February 5 — Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee. Matins 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, February 7 — Bible study 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 8 — Akathist to St. Nicholas
- Thursday, February 9 — Hours and Liturgy 9:10 a.m. Book study 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, February 11 — Inquirers’ class 4 p.m. Great Vespers, confessions 6 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12 — Sunday of the Prodigal Son. 8:30 a.m. Matins. 9:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
See the online calendar for further details.