Wisdom of the Holy Fathers
"Don’t let your mind be idle and you won’t learn evil. Don’t look at the shortcomings of others, because otherwise, without realizing it, you’ll become a collaborator of the devil and you’ll make no progress in doing good. Don’t, in your ignorance, work alongside the enemy of your soul. The more you cover up for other people, out of love, the more Grace protects you and guards you from the slanders of other people."
Iosif the Hesychast
"Get rid of two things about yourself: don't think you're somebody important and worthy; and don't think that anybody else is of greater value than you."
†St. Basil the Great
Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia
"To be quiet is the fruit of a royal and noble upbringing. Those who've learned how to be quiet have also learned how to talk. Because to be quiet is the product of rational thought. IN the same way as speaking prudently is. People who don't know how to be quiet can't hold a conversation either."
Metropolitan of Pentapolis and Wonderworker of Aegina
His Eminence Archbishop MARK will be joining us for Presanctified Liturgy on Holy Tuesday, April 23rd at 9:00 a.m. We hope you can be with us for the Archbishop's annual Holy Week visit.
On Sundays during the lenten season we may notice that the Divine Liturgy is a little different. This is because we celebrate the longer Liturgy of St Basil the Great. In the 4th century Church the liturgy of St. Basil was celebrated every Sunday and feast day of the whole year. It was the official Eucharistic Liturgy to be celebrated on a regular basis throughout the year. Towards the end of the first quarter of the second millennium the Liturgy of Saint Basil was replaced by the liturgy attributed to Saint John Chrysostom another 4th century father of the Church. Some say that the celebrating of Saint Basil's liturgy still being done during Lent is because of the conservative liturgical character of Lent. And since it is the intention of the Church to dedicate more time to prayer during Lent, that it is a good opportunity to teach the faithful dogma by offering for their hearing and singing the profound and all-embracing theological elucidations of the Basilian Liturgy. It is also said that it served during lent because of its expressively doctrinal and educational character. Listen and you will hear the wisdom and beauty of this liturgy on the Sunday's of Great Lent. Handouts will be available.
Thank you to all who came to the church cleanup yesterday (Saturday, April 13th). Many years!
If anyone has pussy willow trees and would like to cut pussy willow branches for Palm Sunday we will be happy to distribute them along with palms. Please see Ellen Gundersen or Father Deacon James Carpenter.
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaner||Library|
|Mar 24||Shatley / Hines||Sulpizi / Finck||Skomorucha / Lewis / Kiflemarian||Maloney|
|Mar 31||Elia / Gundersen / Farrell||Hojnicki / Souder||S. Peck||Gundersen|
|Apr 7||C. Peck / Sulpizi / Skomorucha||Telep / Baldytchev||N. Carey||Farrell|
|Apr 14||Whalen / Clause / Gabriel||Bunitsky / Morjana||Baldytchev / Shatley / Sylvest||Skomorucha|
|Apr 21||Hamwi / Morjana||Riley / Riley||Sulpizi||Maloney|
|Apr 28||PASCHA||Sulpizi / Finck||Riley||No Library|
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