Wisdom of the Holy Fathers
"In the stories and ballads set to rhythm, we read how those with love for their intended deliver themselves gladly to suffering for their beloved — sometimes, even to death. But the betrothed had been worthy of their love and sacrifice, in the manner described by poets. However, the sinless and pure Christ endured humiliation, suffering and a horrible death, not for some innocent, faithful and good virgin, but for sinners and the destitute, for murderers, liars, thieves, abductors, bandits, perjurers and godless — for polluted and foul-smelling souls, who smelled with deadly corruption and who were dead before death.”
We are one week away from Palm Sunday and the beginning of the Holy Week schedule. During Holy Week the Church commemorates our Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem, His Betrayal, Trial, Crucifixion, and Resurrection. This coming Friday, April 10th we will begin this movement with the celebration of the raising of Lazarus (Lazarus Saturday). We will offer online vespers this Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Join us!
Congratulations to Nicholas & Susanne DiDonato on the birth of their daughter Mary.
We want to also congratulate Stephanie Paczienza & family on the birth of her son Daniel.
Many Years to all!
As per the government restrictions and the direction of the synod of bishops, no one should be coming to St. Michael’s without a blessing from Fr. Barnabas. Until further notice due to the pandemic we will not need our regular church cleaners. Please stay home and stay healthy.
Phone confession will be offered for those who feel they need it. Confessions will be by appointment and limited to 15 mins per call. Regular confession will be available as soon as the liturgical suspension is lifted. During the pandemic the faithful are not bound to confess but may wait until a time when in-person Confessions will be possible again. Please email Fr. Barnabas for an appointment.
This past week the Holy Synod of Bishops met to discuss the ongoing pandemic. The synod has decided to extend the suspension of liturgical services until April 30th, 2020. For the time being we will continue with online services as much as possible. Archbishop Mark will meet with the clergy of the diocese on Thursday morning to discuss Holy Week and Pascha services. Please look to your email or our parish web site for ongoing updates.
We will be serving an online only schedule at St. Michael’s. This will include Saturday Vespers at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday the Typika service & Molieben at 9:00 a.m. These services can be found on our Facebook page and through the Zoom app. Please give the online services a try!
The Parish Council requests that everyone please continue their financial stewardship to the Church if you are able. Please be reminded that our facilities’ bills and mortgage will continue to be required. For the time being your weekly contribution can be sent directly to the church through the US mail. (Use the mailing address of the rectory: 2231 E Huntington Dr, Wilmington, DE 19808-4952.) Thank you!
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Apr 12||Online Service||Online Service||Online Service|
|May 3||J. Peck||Peck||Peck|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaner|
|Apr 12||Online Coffee Hour||Online Service||Building Closed|
||Hojnicki / Najemy||Farrell|
|Apr 26||Gerissimakis / Bunitsky||Telep / Baldychev||Clause / Whalen|
|May 3||Finck / M. Peck||Bunitsky / Morjana||Skomorucha / Lewis / M Kiflemariam|
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