Announcements for June 26-July 2, 2011

All Saints of North America (Gomartly)

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Pot Luck; Parish Council

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vesperal Divine Liturgy (Ss. Peter & Paul)

Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Panikhida; 7:00pm New City Initiaitive Workshop & Pot Luck

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Pot Luck

The Sunday following All Saints Sunday (i.e., the second Sunday after Pentecost) is set aside as a commemoration of all locally venerated saints, such as All Saints of America. The third Sunday after Pentecost may be observed for even more localized saints, such as “All Saints of Alaska.”

Lord I Call for the Feast (5)

Rejoice, O Continent of North America

Illumined by the Holy Gospel!

Rejoice every province, state, city and town

Which raised up citizens of the Heavenly Kingdom

Rejoice our venerable Father Herman, first saint of our Land.

Rejoice, O Martyrs Juvenal and your companion and guide;

Saints John, Alexander, Basil and Peter the Aleut,

For your blood has watered the seed of Faith planted throughout the world.

Rejoice, O holy hierarchs Innocent, Tikhon, Nikolai, John, Barnabas  and Raphael!

Rejoice O righteous Fathers Alexis and Jacob with holy Mother Olga!

Rejoice All Saints of North America,

For your Light has shone forth to the ends of the Earth.//

We beseech you to pray to Christ our God that our souls may be saved.