Announcements for November 6-12, 2011

The Martyrdom of St. Paul the Confessor of Constantinople (+350)

Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Brunch

Tuesday: 6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Choir

Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers & Unction

Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Brunch, Report on the All American Council

Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19 — Journey To Light Icon and Chant Festival

Saturday, November 26 — Men’s Quiet Day.

Saturday, December 3 — All-Parish Work Party

Saturday, December 10 — Advent Quiet Day (hosted by the Fellowship of New Skete): The Advent of the Messiah from Hymnographers, Poets and Musicians of the Bible and the Church.

Take a look at this 1959 article by Fr. Alexander Schmemann re: The All American Councils of our church.  Though not absolutely applicable in every detail to this past week’s Council in Bellevue, it has much to say to us about the nature of conciliarity and hierarchy: http://www.schmemann.org/byhim/churchhierarchal.html

And also this article by Fr. Michael Oleksa re: The Alaskan Mission and Cosmic Christianity: http://jacwell.org/Supplements/alaskan_orthodox_mission_and_cosmic.htm