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Study Group - Our normal meeting time is Wednesdays following the 6PM Vespers.  Classes will resume after Pascha 2015.

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Thought of the Day
"Never confuse the person formed in the image of God, with the evil that is in him: because evil is but a chance misfortune, an illness, a devilish reverie. But the very essence of a person is the image of God, and this remains in him despite every disfigurement." -- St John of Kronstadt

Happening this month at St. John -

Apostle's Fast

The Apostle's Fast 

Apostles' Fast

(Second Monday after Pentecost through June 28)
The Apostles' Fast is a fast that was undertaken by the disciples of Jesus Christ following the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Having rejoiced for fifty days following Pascha, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the apostles began to prepare for their departure from Jerusalem to spread Christ's message. As part of their preparation, they began a fast with prayer to ask God to strengthen their resolve and to be with them in their missionary undertakings. The Apostles' Fast is not as strict as Great Lent or the Dormition Fast, but entails abstaining from red meat, poultry, meat products, eggs, and dairy products, fish, wine and oil. Fish is allowed on Saturdays and Sundays, and wine and oil are allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Saint of the Day:
Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, martyrs in Rome; Newmartyr Constantine; translation of the relics of Venerable John of Rila from Tmovo to Rila

Wednesday, July 1st
6:00 Daily Vespers
Friday, July 3rd
9:30 Spiritual Circle
Saturday, July 4th
6:00 Great Vespers
Sunday, July 5th
9:00 Orthros
10:00 Divine Liturgy
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