With deep sorrow, we announce that, at the direction of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon our church has been closed until further notice. Below is message from Holy Synod of Bishops to us at this difficult time. You can find full text on www.oca.org
Please see message from Metropolitan Tikhon to the clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Albanian Archdiocese, the Diocese of New England, and the Stavropegial Monasteries and Seminaries. Offered on the Sunday of St John of the Ladder, 2020.
It's very important for us to keep praying in this difficult times. In fact, we should use this opportunity to pray more than we usually do as we have more time home. Please find live streams of services. Due to fast changing situation, some churches may be closing. We hope that at least some will still work.
Gospel readings of the day with commentaries in Russian
OCA Church School offers online classes for the following sections: grades 3-5; grades 6-8; grades 9-12. Classes start on March 25 at 12:30pm Pacific Time, click on this link to be taken to the on-line Zoom classroom. Registration is not necessary. https://zoom.us/j/3596453184
PRAYER IN TIME OF DEVASTATING EPIDEMIC AND DEATHBEARING PESTILENCE
0 Lord, our God, look down from Thy Holy Heaven on the supplication ofus, Thy sinful and unworthy servants, who have angered Thy graciousness by our transgressions, and have provoked Thy deep compas-sion, and enter not into judgment with Thy servants. But do Thou turn aside Thy fearsome anger that justly has seized us, appease the destructive threatening, avert Thy terrible sword that, although invisible, is cutting us grievously, and spare Thy poor and needy servants. Enclose not with death the souls of us who have fallen down in repentance with broken hearts and tears before Thee, our kindhearted, condescending and accommodating God.
114 For Thine it is to show mercy and to save, 0 our God, and unto Thee do we send up glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages
МОЛИТВА ВО ВРЕМЯ ГУБИТЕЛЬНОГО ПОВЕТРИЯ И СМЕРТОНОСНОЙ ЗАРАЗЫ
Господи Боже наш, призри с высоты святыя Твоея на молитву нас грешных и недостойных рабов Твоих, беззаконьми нашими Твою благость прогневавших, и милосердие Твое раздраживших, и не вниди в суд с рабами Твоими, но отврати страшный гнев Твой праведно на нас движимый, утоли губительное прещение, устави грозный Твой меч, невидимо безвременно секущий нас, и пощади нищих и убогих рабов Твоих, и не затвори в смерти души наша, в покаянии сокрушенным сердцем и со слезами к Тебе, Милосердому, Благоуветливому, и Благопременительному Богу нашему припадающих. Твое бо есть еже миловати и спасати ны, Боже наш, и Тебе славу возсылаем, Отцу и Сыну и Святому Духу, ныне, и присно, и во веки веков. Аминь.
On January 6th, Orthodox Christians gather together for the Feast of Theophany. This feast is the third most important feast day in the Orthodox Church (after Pascha and Pentecost). Yes, it’s even more important than Christmas! On this day, we commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan by St. John the Forerunner. Another name for the feast is Theophany, for it is shown—it is revealed at Jesus Christ’s baptism—that He is the Son of God. Indeed, the Holy Trinity is revealed at His baptism, for the Father says, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased,” and the Holy Spirit descends upon Him in the form of a dove.
Schedule of services this week
Tues., Dec. 31 Vespers at 5PM New Years Eve
Wed., Jan. 1 Cicumcision of The Lord Divine Liturgy at 10 AM….New Years Day
Sat., Jan. 4 Vespers 6PM followed by General Confession
Sun., Jan. 5, Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Sun., Jan., 5 Great Vespers 5PM Theophany; The Blessing of Water
Mon. Jan., 6 Theophany; Divine Liturgy at 10AM. The Blessing of Water
Please remember to bring a container for the Holy Water.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On November 10th we are blessed and privileged to have his beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of all America and Canada and Locum Tenens of our diocese visit St. Mary’s Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Stamford, for the first time. Our Thanksgiving dinner will coincide with this event. I am informing and inviting all of our parishioners, their families and friends to come and celebrate this momentous occasion with us. The fullness of liturgy can only be experienced when a deacon, priest and bishop serve together. This is a rare opportunity to witness and partake of this beautiful service. Let us fill our church to the brim and welcome the Metropolitan with honor and a strong presence. I look forward to seeing all of you there.
Father Vladimir Horoszczak
Turkey dinner will be hosted on Sunday, Nov. 10, after divine Liturgy. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults $15 and children 10 years and over $10.
Join us to celebrate end of the fall season, share the meal with us or take out home-made delicious food.
Our famous freshly baked nut rolls will be on sale.
Raffle drawing will be held after the dinner. Raffle tickets are still available.