Announcements for January 24-30, 2010

The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee / St. Xenia of Petersburg

St. Xenia of Petersburg

There is a general dispensation from fasting throughout the coming week.

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

Open the gates of repentance to me, O Giver of Life, for my spirit rises early in the morning to your holy temple, bearing a temple of the body all defiled. But as you are full of pity, cleanse it by your compassionate mercy.

Guide me to paths of salvation, Mother of God, for I have befouled my soul with shameful sins and have squandered all my life in sloth. By your intercessions deliver me from all uncleanness.

Have mercy on me, O God, in accordance with your great mercy. According to the multitude of your compassion blot out my offences.

As I ponder the multitudes of dreadful things that I have done, wretch that I am, I tremble for the fearful day of judgment. But confident in your merciful compassion, like David I cry to you, ‘Have mercy upon me, O God, in accordance with your great mercy.’

Today:  Matins, Liturgy, Classes, Brunch; House Blessings

Monday:  7:15 pm Church History Class (18th – 21st centuries)

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers & Quietude

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

Friday:  7:00 pm IOCC Benefit Concert @ HTC

Saturday:  5:00 pm Inquirers’ Class; 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Liturgy; Annual Parish Meeting; Pot-Luck Brunch; House Blessings

Friday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm: IOCC Benefit Concert & Reception at Holy Trinity GOC

Info: iocc.portland@gmail.com

Pre-purchase tickets: www.iocc.org/portland

(Tickets are also being sold in the parish hall every Sunday during Brunch.)

Sunday, January 31:  Annual Parish Meeting — Agenda: Roll, Minutes from last year; Reports, Election of the Parish Council Class of 2013; Old Business; New Business; Adjournment

Additionally, Paschalis Papouris from the IOCC will be with us at St. Nicholas that day.  He’ll be speaking in lieu of the homily.