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THE EPISTLE A GOOD WORD, V For the Sunday before the Theophany VITAMINS FOR THE SOUL. All those on earth worship thee and sing unto Thee Alleluia to God So read the Fathers even one or two lines a day They are very. O all the earth strengthening vitamins for the soul Elder Paisios of Mt Athos. The Reading is from the Second Epistle of St Paul to St Beloved Christians you and your children shall appear at that. Timothy 4 5 8 Judgment of Christ and you shall give account for them to the just. Timothy my son always be steady endure suffering do the Judge He will not ask you whether you have taught you children the. work of an evangelist fulfill your ministry For I am already on the arts or whether you have taught them to speak French or German or. point of being sacrificed the time of my departure has come I have Italian but whether you have taught them to live as Christians. fought the good fight I have finished the race I have kept the Faith St Tikhon of Zadonsk. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which We don t reject God s banquet We don t reject God s invitation. the Lord the righteous judge will award to me on that Day and not We don t reject God s loving kindness So let us open our hearts and. only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing our minds during these holy days to receive Him as He comes to. bring peace and joy and every good thing into the world His. Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH, THE GOSPEL It is much better to think that our death will come sooner than the. For the Sunday before the Theophany end of the world rather than that the end of the world will come. The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St Mark before our death St Seraphim of Sarov. 1 1 8 The Fathers have declared the singing of psalms to be a weapon. The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God prayer to be a wall and honest tears to be a bath without which no. As it is written in the prophets Behold I send My messenger before one subject to passions will see the Lord St John Climacus. Thy face who shall prepare Thy way the voice of one crying in the There is one God Who created man from dust He has ordered all. wilderness Prepare the way of the Lord make His paths straight things both visible and invisible by His Word and His Spirit The. John the Baptizer appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of Word is the Son of God Who came down upon the earth on account. repentance for the forgiveness of sins And there went out to him all of our sins He was born of a Virgin He lived among men and. the country of Judea and all the people of Jerusalem and they were suffered and died for our salvation and then He arose from the dead. baptized by him in the river Jordan confessing their sins Now John and He has resurrected the human race with Him We believe that. was clothed with camel s hair and had a leather girdle around his He is One in Essence with the Father and equal to Him in authority. waist and ate locusts and wild honey And he preached saying and honor We believe this without any sly rationalizations for it is. After me comes He Who is mightier than I the thong of whose impossible to grasp this mystery by human reason St Spiridon. sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie I have baptized The body cannot be defiled without the consent of the mind. you with water but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit Holy Virgin Martyr Lucy. When we take our hidden sins to Confession and admit each of. them before God our Lord removes these passions little by little so. SAINTS AND FEASTS OF THE DAY that the Light of Christ may enter in We begin to see things as they. really are We see God in everything and everyone and we give. Sunday before Theophany of Christ Which Falls on the Apodosis. thanks to our Maker that He has so generously blessed us. Leave taking of the Nativity of Christ Venerable Melania the. His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH, Younger of Rome Hieromartyr Zotikos of Rome the friend of. orphans Blessed Theophylact Archbishop of Ochrid,SAINT HERMAN OF ALASKA ORTHODOX CHURCH. 6988 N En Dove Rd Wasilla AK 99654,Reverend Matthew Howell Pastor 907 373 5254.
JANUARY 2018, Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday. Dec 31 1 2 3 4 5 6,Circumcision of the St Seraphim of THEOPHANY OF. Lord Sarov THE LORD,9 00am Orthros St Basil the Great 9 00am Royal. 10 00am Divine Hours for the,Liturgy Theophany of our 9 00am Orthros. Lord 10 00am Festal,10 30am Vesperal Divine Liturgy.
Fast free Fast free Fast free Divine Liturgy with,Fast free Fast free followed by. the Great Blessing Blessing of River,of the Water,Indoor 6 00pm Great. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13,Synaxis of the,9 00am Orthros,10 00am Divine. Liturgy 6 00pm Great,14 15 16 17 18 19 20,St Anthony the. 9 00am Orthros,10 00am Divine,Liturgy 6 00pm Great.
Fast fish wine Fast,21 22 23 24 25 26 27,St Maximus the Blessed Xenia of St. Confessor Petersburg,9 00am Orthros,10 00am Divine. Liturgy 6 00pm Great,28 29 30 31 Feb 1 Feb 2 Feb 3. Three Holy MEETING OF,Hierarchs THE LORD,9 00am Orthros 6 00pm Great 8 00am Divine. 10 00am Divine Vespers with Litia Liturgy,Liturgy 6 00pm Great.
Fast free Fast free Fast free Fast free Fast free Fast free. Please consult the Sunday bulletin for changes to the monthly calendar. Confessions heard after Vespers and by appointment. Please Join Us for a High School Youth Retreat,Finding Your Place to Serve. Sponsored by St John Orthodox Cathedral,Friday January 12 2018 5 00 pm. Sunday January 14 2018 3 30 pm,St Therese s Camp,7180 Twin Lakes Drive Wasilla Alaska. Speaker Fr Vasili Hillhouse Pastor of,Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Cost 75 Includes lodging and meals,Register by January 1 2018.
rogers christine gmail com,Contact Fr John or Kh Christine Rogers with. any questions 907 696 7477,WHY WE DO HOME BLESSINGS. Why do we bless homes Our homes are the site of much of our spiritual struggle and. labor so we need them properly prepared for our spiritual lives A home blessing also. functions as a sort of spiritual house cleaning that renews our homes and washes away. the accumulated spiritual dirt Why do we do them this time of year We bless holy. water at Theophany Jan 6 the feast of Christ s baptism and then take it to all our. homes for the blessing,PLAN TO BLESS YOUR HOME, Please sign up to have your house blessed and arrange your calendar to be there your. home blessing is a high priority event for you and your family and is not optional. for Orthodox Christians If you cannot be at home at the scheduled time or if you. would like to spend more time together than is on the schedule please contact me at 907. 373 5254 or via email at frmatthewhowell gmail com and we will make other. arrangements I will arrange house blessings by location and call you when I am on my. way to your house,EVERY HOME SHOULD BE BLESSED, It is the tradition in the Orthodox Church for homes to be blessed every year following. the Great Feast of Theophany Jan 6 It is also mandated by our Archdiocese Our. bishop expects that every home be blessed before the beginning of Great Lent if. HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR THE HOUSE BLESSING,Before the priest arrives.
1 Open all the doors inside the house, 2 Turn on all the lights on so that I can easily navigate to bless all the rooms. 3 Turn off televisions smartphones iPads tablets video games and stereo systems. Your home blessing should not compete with anything else going on. 4 Handle and control pets properly and with consideration. 5 Light lampadas candles and or incense in the family icon corner If there is not an. icon corner set out icons on the dining room table. After the priest arrives, 1 Greet the priest He should be greeted by all of the family members each of whom. asks the priest s blessing and reverences his right hand. 2 Gather the entire family with the priest before the icon corner or table to begin. the Theophany House Blessing,3 Lead the priest through the house. 2018 Fasting Calendar,Abstain from meat fish dairy eggs wine olive oil. Abstain from meat fish dairy eggs,Abstain from meat dairy eggs.
Abstain from meat,January May September,1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 1. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 9 10 11 12 13 14 15. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 16 17 18 19 20 21 22. 28 29 30 31 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29,February June. 1 2 3 1 2 October,4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 7 8 9 10 11 12 13. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 14 15 16 17 18 19 20. 25 26 27 28 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 21 22 23 24 25 26 27. 28 29 30 31,March July,1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 November.
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 1112 13 14 1 2 3, 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 1819 20 21 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 2526 27 28 11 12 13 14 15 16 17. 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31 18 19 20 21 22 23 24. 25 26 27 28 29 30,April August,1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 December. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1, 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 2 3 4 5 6 7 8. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 2122 23 24 25 9 10 11 12 13 14 15. 29 30 2627 28 29 30 31 16 17 18 19 20 21 22,23 24 25 26 27 28 29. A Note about Fasting There are two distinct types of fasts an. Ascetical Fast and a Eucharistic Fast, An ASCETICAL FAST meaning a day or season when we abstain.
from certain foods drinks and activities begins at the midnight. preceding the fast day or the first day of the fasting season and ends at. the following midnight or that of the final day of the fasting. season For example the usual Wednesday fast begins at midnight on. Tuesday and ends at midnight on Wednesday likewise the usual Friday. fast begins at midnight on Thursday and ends at midnight on. Friday The Apostles Fast a fasting season of variable duration begins. at midnight on All Saints Sunday and ends at midnight on June 28th. likewise the Dormition Fast begins at midnight on July 31st and ends at. midnight on August 14th and the Nativity Fast begins at midnight on. November 14th and ends at midnight on December 24th The Great Fast. which includes both the Forty Days and Holy Week begins at midnight. on Forgiveness Sunday not immediately following Forgiveness. Vespers and ends at midnight on Great and Holy Saturday. A EUCHARISTIC FAST meaning the period we abstain from all food. and drink and certain activities in preparation for receiving Holy. Communion begins the preceding midnight for both a morning and an. evening reception or for those of a weak constitution preparing for an. evening reception following a light breakfast or even a light lunch on. the day of reception whichever is blessed by one s father confessor and. it ends with the reception of the Holy Eucharist,YOU CAN HELP THE YOUTH GROUP OF SAINT HERMAN. ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH EARN DONATIONS JUST BY,SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD. Every quarter Fred Meyer sends a check to our church which gets deposited into. our Youth Group account to be used for camp and retreat scholarships and other. activities Here is how you can support our youth group. 1 Go to www fredmeyer com communityrewards, 2 At the top right of the screen click Sign in or Register. 3 After signing in click Re enroll or link your Rewards Card now under the section. Are you a Fred Meyer Customer, 4 In the search box enter 91379 or Saint Herman Antiochian Orthodox Church. 5 Click the button next to our church s name then click Enroll. Then every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you are helping the Youth. Group of Saint Herman Church earn a donation You still earn your Rewards Points. Fuel Points and Rebates just as you do today If you do not have a Rewards Card it is. available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store For more. information please visit www fredmeyer com communityrewards. 14 New Year s Resolutions for Orthodox Christians,By Fr Andrew Damick December 14 2014.
http blogs ancientfaith com roadsfromemmaus 2014 12 14 14 new years resolutions. orthodox christians, Around this time of year many people start thinking about ways they can change for the. better While New Year s resolutions are not particularly a feature of the Orthodox faith. change certainly is and resolving to change based on times and seasons is certainly part. of our liturgical tradition So adapting the cultural custom of New Year s resolutions to. become a better Orthodox Christian seems perfectly fine to me Anyway here are some. suggestions for Orthodox Christians resolving to change for the better in the New Year. things every Orthodox Christian can do, Obviously adjust as needed according to the direction of your father confessor and. 1 Get serious about coming to church more, While many who read this are no doubt at least every Sunday attenders at church it is. statistically true source, http orthodoxreality org FastFactsAboutUSOrthodoxChurches pdf that only 26 of. Orthodox Christians in America come to church weekly the statistic is drawn from. people who are actually involved in parish life not from anyone who was ever baptized. Orthodox that statistic would be much worse That s really a horrible percentage If. you re not coming to church weekly why not There are probably some good reasons out. December 31 2017 THIS WEEK S S Alleluia to God O all the earth The Reading is from the Second Epistle of St Paul to St Timothy 4 5 8 Timothy my son always be steady endure suffering do the work of an evangelist fulfill your ministry For I am already on the point of being sacrificed the time of my departure has come I have fought the good fight I have finished the race I

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