Announcements for January 31 – February 6, 2010

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