Announcements for December 11-17, 2011

 

Come, all who love the Feast,

Let us praise the synaxis of Forefathers:

Adam, our first parent,

Enoch, Noah, Melchizadek,

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob;

And those who came after the Law:

Moses, Aaron, Joshua,

Samuel and David,

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel,

And with them the Twelve Prophets:

Elijah, Elisha and all the rest.

Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael,

Zachariah and John the Baptist —

All those who proclaimed Christ,

Who is the Life and Resurrection of the human race!

(Vespers, Sunday of the Forefathers)

 

O come, thou Key of David, come,

And open wide our heavenly home;

Make safe the way that leads on high,

And close the path to misery.

 

O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer,

Our spirits by Thine advent here;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

 

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Lenten Brunch

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Thursday: 6:00pm Vespers & Confessions; Choir

Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Lenten Brunch

Saturday, December 24:

4:00 pm Nativity Vespers & Litia; 11:00 pm Nativity Vigil & Divine Liturgy followed by refreshments (Note: There will be NO services at the “usual time” on Christmas Morning)

Everything we have at St. Nicholas is a gift from God to us – our Temple, the liturgies and other divine services, the wonderful music, and so many other elements that support our fellowship.  Yet all this is a gift that passes through our hands. God arranged it that way because He wants to bless us in our giving as well as our receiving.