Announcements for May 8-14, 2011

The angel came to the Myrrhbearing Women at the tomb and said “Myrrh is fitting for the dead, but Christ has shown Himself a stranger to corruption…”

When Joseph with Nicodemus took You, the Life of All, down from the Tree and buried You with myrrh and a shroud, with love they embraced Your most pure body, and yet shrouded with awesome fear they cried: “We magnify Your sufferings, we hymn Your burial and Your resurrection, O Lord, glory to You!”

Christ is Risen!

Christos Anesti!

Ua ala hou ‘o Kristo!

Mary Magdalene, the Other Mary, Salome, Joanna, Susana; (the iconographic tradition adds Mary & Martha of Bethany & the Theotokos) — and finally, Joseph & Nicodemus

Today we will be taking prayers for our deceased mothers, grandmothers, god-mothers AND taking prayers for those of our mothers, grandmothers and god-mothers who are with us still.

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy; Classes, Brunch & 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Saturday: 5:00 pm New City Initiative Workshop; 6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch & 30th Wedding Anniversary celebration