Annluncements for July 22-28, 2012

   St. Mary Magdalene, Equal to the Apostles

As a disciple faithfully ministering to Christ God Who, in His great compassion, willingly assumed my poverty, Mary Magdalene beheld Him stretched upon the Tree and enclosed within a tomb.  She cried out: “What strange sight do I see?  You give life to the dead, yet You are counted among the dead!  How shall I bring myrrh to You when You have removed from me the stench of demons?  How shall I shed tears for You, for You wiped away the tears of Eve?  Yet, O King of all, you appeared as a gardener, taking away the burning heat with the dew of Your words.”  You said to her: “Go to My brethren and declare to them the joy of the Gospel!  For I shall ascend to the Father, to My God and your God, that I may grant great mercy to the world!”  (from Vespers)

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy (NO Brunch today); 4:00 pm Wedding

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy (NO Brunch); 4:00 pm Wedding