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Study Group - Our normal meeting time is Wednesdays following the 6PM Vespers. Our new subject is the time-honored book, "For the Life of the World", by Fr. Alexander Schmemann. We are meeting immediately following Vespers at the home of the Gencarella's. Please contact Father Basil for information and directions.
"There is one God Who created man from dust. He has ordered all things, both visible and invisible, by His Word and His Spirit. The Word is the Son of God, Who came down upon the earth on account of our sins. He was born of a Virgin, He lived among men, and suffered and died for our salvation, and then He arose from the dead, and He has resurrected the human race with Him. We believe that He is One in Essence with the Father, and equal to Him in authority and honor. We believe this without any sly rationalizations, for it is impossible to grasp this mystery by human reason." -- St. Spiridon
Spyridon the wonder-worker, bishop of Trimythous; John, metropolitan of Zichnon
Week of December 8th, at St. John -
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost & Tenth Sunday of Luke
Venerable Patapios of Thebes; Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos; Sophronios, bishop of Cyprus; Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Crispos, Caesar & Epaphroditos of the Seventy; Martyr Parthenios of Chios
|Friday, December 13th|
9:30 Spiritual Circle
|Saturday, December 14th|
6:00 Great Vespers
|Sunday, December 15th|
10:00 Divine Liturgy
|Wednesday, December 18th|
6:00 Daily Vespers
(November 15 - December 24)
The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods. The first period is November 15 through December 19 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesday and Thursday, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. The second period is December 20 through 24 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed Monday through Friday, but with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. [Katalysis is Greek, meaning “relaxation”.]