The Holy Prophet Sophonias (Zephaniah)

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/03/2019

Saints and Feasts: The Holy Prophet Sophonias (Zephaniah); Our Righteous Father John, Bishop and Hesychast; Holy Martyrs Agapius and Seleucius; Theodore, Archbishop of Alexandria; Angelis the New Martyr; Karpos the Hieromartyr

Fast Day (Fish Allowed)

Epistle Reading: St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians 1:10-12; 2:1-2
Brethren, our testimony to you was believed. To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his call, and may fulfil every good resolve and work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of Christ has come.

Gospel Reading: Luke 21:12-19
The Lord said to his disciples, “Beware of men who will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. This will be a time for you to bear testimony. Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they will put to death; you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives.”

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all-day The Holy Martyrs Thyrsus, Leuciu...
The Holy Martyrs Thyrsus, Leuciu...
Dec 14 all-day
Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/14/2019 Saints and Feasts: The Holy Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, and Callinicus of Asia Minor, and Philemon, Apollonius, and Arian of Alexandria Fast Day (Wine and[...]
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
Divine Liturgy
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated daily for the Nativity Fast at 9:00 am. On feast days of major saints, we will have a Matins beginning at 8:30am and therefore the[...]
11:00 am Christmas Bake & Boutique Sale
Christmas Bake & Boutique Sale
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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5:00 pm Great Vespers for Sunday’s Liturgy
Great Vespers for Sunday’s Liturgy
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Great Vespers for Sunday's Liturgy
In order to better prepare our minds and hearts to receive Holy Communion at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, it is incumbent upon every serious Orthodox Christian to attend the[...]
Dec
15
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all-day 11th Sunday of Luke
11th Sunday of Luke
Dec 15 all-day
Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/15/2019 Saints and Feasts: 11th Sunday of Luke; Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia; The Martyr Susannah the Deaconess Fast Day[...]
9:00 am Matins & Divine Liturgy
Matins & Divine Liturgy
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Matins begins at 9:00am followed by Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
9:30 am SOFIA Children’s Program
SOFIA Children’s Program
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
SOFIA Children's Program
SOFIA is our weekly religious education program for children, from 9:30 am to 10:00am. Children who are able to read are taught to serve as readers and chanters in the[...]

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