Announcements for February 13-19, 2011

The Tax Collector and the Pharisee (Luke 18:10-14)

Today:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Annual Parish Meeting; Brunch

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday:  6:00 pm Vespers; 7:00 pm Choir

Saturday:  5:00 pm Liturgical Dynamics Class (the history and structure of Great Lent); 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Brunch; 3:00 pm St Francis Dining Hall

Triodion Hymns of Repentance (sung at Sunday Matins through the 5th Sunday of Lent):

Open to me the doors of repentance, O Life-giver, for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy holy Temple, bearing the temple of my body all defiled; but in Thy compassion, purify me by the loving-kindness of Thy mercy.

Lead me on the paths of salvation, O Mother of God, for I have profaned my soul with shameful sins and have wasted my life in laziness.  But by your intercessions, deliver me from all impurity.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy, and according to the multitude of Thy compassions, blot out my transgressions.

When I think of the many evil things I have done, wretch that I am, I tremble at the fearful day of judgment.  But trusting in Thy loving-kindness, like David I cry to Thee: “Have mercy on me, O God; have mercy on me, O God; have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.”