Announcements for March 13-19, 2011

Andrew Rublev’s Christ

From Vespers:

Advancing from false doctrine to true faith,

illumined with the light of knowledge,

let us clap our hands and offer grateful praise to God in song!

With due honor let us venerate the holy icons of Christ,

of the all-pure Virgin, and of all the saints,

depicted on walls or panels or sacred vessels,

rejecting the godless teaching of the heretics!

For as Saint Basil says:

“The honor shown to the image passes to its prototype.”

By the prayers of Your pure Mother and of all the saints,

we beseech You, O Christ our God, to grant us great mercy!

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Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch (Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy @ Holy Trinity GOC at 10:00 am)

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Confessions

Wednesday: 6:30 pm Pan-Orthodox Presanctified & Supper @ St. John the Baptist GOC

Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Saturday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Classes, Lenten Brunch; 3:00 pm St. Francis Dining Hall

Our Lenten Discipline of Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving and Works of Mercy:

Saturday, April 2: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Lenten Quiet Day of Recollection.  This is being hosted by the Fellowship of New Skete.  The theme will center around the life and witness of St. Mary of Egypt.

Please be sure to take one of the Lenten Offering Cans (available in the narthex) home and return it to church on Palm Sunday.  Funds collected will benefit the needy — primarily through the work of St. Francis Dining Hall.

Additionally, a bucket in the narthex is for “Pennies for Parkinson’s”

And finally, a box in the narthex marked “Box Top Education” is to collect box top labels that can be redeemed to benefit Agia Sophia Academy.