The Sunday of the Prodigal Son
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, Annual Parish Meeting, Pot-Luck Brunch; Church School Meeting; IOCC Metro Committee; House Blessings
Tuesday: 6:00 pm Festal Divine Liturgy (Purification of the Theotokos / Meeting of the Lord); 7:15 pm DTP Dogmatic Theology Class
Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers; 7:00 pm Choir
Saturday: House Blessings; 5:00 pm Inquirers’ Class; 6:00 pm Vespers & Panikhida
Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Classes & Brunch; House Blessings