Announcements for February 7-March 5, 2011

Matthew 25:31-36

Today:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy; Pot-Luck; Parish Council; St. Elizabeth Committee

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers

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

Saturday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Rite of Forgiveness; Brunch

A Psalm of Exile for the Pre-Lenten Sundays (Ps. 137)

By the waters of Babylon,

there we sat down and wept,

when we remembered Zion.

On the willows there we hung up our lyres.

For there our captors required of us songs,

and our tormentors, mirth, saying,

“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a foreign land?

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,

let my right hand wither!

Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,

if I do not remember you,

if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!

Remember, O LORD, against the E’domites

the day of Jerusalem,

how they said, “Raze it, raze it! Down to its foundations!”

O daughter of Babylon, you devastator!

Happy shall he be who requites you

with what you have done to us!

Happy shall he be who takes your little ones

and dashes them against the rock!