Announcements for December 13-19, 2009

Fifth Sunday of the Nativity Fast
St. Herman of Alaska

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.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!

• Forefathers Troparion, Tone 2 — Through faith You justified the forefathers, betrothing through them the Church of the Gentiles. These saints exult in glory, for from their seed came forth a noble fruit: She who bore You without seed. By their entreaties, O Christ God, save us all.

• St. Herman Troparion, Tone 4 — O blessed Father Herman of Alaska, North star of Christ’s holy Church, the light of your holy life and great deeds guides those who follow the Orthodox way. Together we lift high the Holy Cross you planted firmly in America. Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ, Singing his holy Resurrection.

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Today: Matins, Liturgy, Classes, Brunch (Fish, Wine & Oil allowed today (S. Herman)

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Quietude

Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Choir

Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Liturgy, Classes, Brunch