Thoughts for the Week
Wisdom From the Holy Fathers
†St. Symeon the New Theologian
†St. John of Kronstadt
†St. Justin Popovitch
Upcoming Choir Rehearsals - December 2nd and December 16th - 11/12/17
We will have choir rehearsals on the following Saturdays:
The rehearsals begin at 3:30 PM. We meet in the choir loft at church. The rehearsals go on until the beginning of Vespers.
The Nativity Fast - November 15th through December 24th - 11/12/17
This is just a reminder that the Nativity Fast begins November 15th and continues until the Nativity of our Lord (December 25th). The celebration of the feast of the Nativity of Christ in the Orthodox Church is patterned after the celebration of the feast of the Lord’s Resurrection. A fast of forty days precedes the feast, with special preparatory days announcing the approaching birth of the Savior. Thus, on Saint Andrew’s Day (November 30th) and Saint Nicholas Day (December 6th) songs are sung to announce the coming birthday of the Lord:
Adorn yourself, O Cavern.
Make ready, O Manger.
O Shepherds and wise men, bring your gifts and bear witness.
For the Virgin is coming bearing Christ in her womb
(Vesperal Hymn of Saint Nicholas Day)
St. Michael’s and Amazon Smile - 11/12/17
At this time of year, we begin buying gifts for our friends and family. This is just a reminder that if you purchase items from Amazon.com, St. Michael’s could benefit from your purchases. Amazon Smile will give St. Michael’s a small rebate for every purchase you make if you use the address below. This address is specific to St. Michael’s so it is easy to use. So far this year, we have received over $130. Just type the address into your web browser:
New In the Bookstore - 11/05/17
The book store now has the CD of the Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos, beautifully sung in Byzantine chant by three sisters, ages 11, 13, and 15 from Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Yakima, Washington. We have been singing this version on Wednesday nights. $12.00
News from the Orthodox Church in America
Friday, 24 Nov 2017
St. Vladimir’s Seminary receives Ganister Grant to teach ‘Lost Art’
10 hours ago
Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017
“Lord, it is good to be here!”
22 Nov 2017 at 12:49pm
Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017
Metropolitan Tikhon presides at double celebration at NYC’s St. Nicholas Cath...
21 Nov 2017 at 2:41pm
Monday, 20 Nov 2017
Holy Synod of Bishops concludes Fall Session
20 Nov 2017 at 10:38am
Friday, 17 Nov 2017
November 19 is Steward Sunday: Sharing our Treasures “for the life of t...
17 Nov 2017 at 11:36am
Thursday, 16 Nov 2017
Minutes, reports of Metropolitan Council Fall 2017 Session posted
16 Nov 2017 at 11:02am
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017
St. Vladimir’s Seminary seeks Academic Dean
15 Nov 2017 at 4:30pm
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017
Metropolitan Tikhon opens Holy Synod Fall Session
14 Nov 2017 at 12:56pm
Monday, 13 Nov 2017
TODAY: STEWARDS LAUNCH 2017 ANNUAL APPEAL
13 Nov 2017 at 4:28pm
Many Years, Your Beatitude!
13 Nov 2017 at 11:35am