St Mary's Holy Assumption
Russian Orthodox Church
141 Den Rd, Stamford, CT 06903
Bulletin Jan 21, 2018

St. Mary’s Holy Assumption Orthodox Church

141 Den Road

Stamford, CT 06903

Rectory 203-329-9933

www.stmaryofstamford.org

January 21, 2018

Epistle 1 Timothy 4: 9-15

Gospel Luke 19: 1-10

 

Coffee Hour

Jan. 28 Volunteers needed

Feb. 11 Meatfare Sunday… Last Judgement.    Maslyanitsa Luncheon …. More details to come next week.   Please support this Church fundraiser.

Feb. 18 Volunteers needed  ….Cheesefare Sunday.

Feb. 25 Volunteers needed  …. Sunday of Orthodoxy

 

Church Services

Sat., Jan. 27 Vespers at 6PM

Sun. Jan. 28 Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee…  Divine Liturgy at 10 AM and Church Council Meeting after a short coffee break.

 

House Blessing

Father Vladimir will be blessing homes through the month of January.  If you wish to have your home blessed, leave your name, address and tel. no.  Father will contact you and arrange for a convenient time.

 

FYI    Great Lent begins on Monday, Feb.19. A schedule of Church Services will be available next Sunday. This will give you  time to plan your weekly schedules so that you can attend these beautiful Lenten Services.

The Lent before Easter is held in memory of the fasting of our Lord, Jesus Christ for forty days in the wilderness before He began His preaching to the world.  This is to remind us that, as He deemed it necessary to prepare Himself before taking upon Himself the great task of salvation of the world, so we also must prepare ourselves by fasting to be worthy to partake in that salvation and in the resurrection.

The Orthodox Church urges us not only to fast, but also urges each and everyone of us to come to Holy Confession and Holy Communion, thereby not only cleansing our bodies, but also our souls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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