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Divine Services

 

Orthodox Divine Services are designed to help us enter into the holiness of God. They open a window into the eternal worship at the Throne of God.

“You shall be holy to me; for I the LORD am holy” (Lev. 20:26). God is calling us to become holy like He is Holy. Our Sanctuary is where we begin to receive God’s holiness. It is in the worship services, the holy sacraments and especially in the Divine Liturgy that we receive the Grace of God, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, sanctification and holiness. When we immerse ourselves in prayer we connect with the lifeline of Eternal Life, we participate in the Kingdom of God, even in the here and now. Let’s use this sacred time to make our lives holy.

Entering into the holiness of God takes time—more time than one may be used to offering in church. The Divine Liturgy itself is typically a little over one hour, but Holy Communion, memorials, other services, announcements, and a sermon may extend the time up to 12:00 noon. If you are interested in experiencing Orthodox Christian worship but Sunday morning sounds too long, please consider coming to our Saturday evening service (Great Vespers) at 5 pm, which is typically around 45 minutes in length.

We tend to dress more formally for worship than some Christian groups, but any clothing that is modest is appropriate.

Holy Communion is only for Orthodox Christians, but visitors are welcome to come forward to receive the blessed bread (antidoron) at the end of the service.

During the school year, youth are dismissed for catechism classes after they receive communion. Visiting youth are welcome to join the catechism class for their age group. Simply let one of the ushers know that your son or daughter is interested in attending a catechism class, and the ushers will direct you appropriately.


On Humility and Repentance

Humility should not be confused with weakness of mind. It is, rather, the desire to not be arrogant. Humility is exhibited when one lowers himself in order to help the other climb higher. It is the act of helping others improve themselves by accepting them where they are and lifting them up. Repentance is a process of transforming one’s heart and mind from sinfulness to righteousness. It is a change of path, a change of direction from evil to good. Repentance is an act of humility, where one recognizes his/her faults and vices and tries to correct one’s self. Christ is the prime example of humility; although He was God, He lowered Himself to become like us in all things, except sin. Hence, He needed no repentance for He is sinless.


All of our Services are being Streamed Live on Trisagion Films Youtube Channel. Please go there for the services Live Streams: Trisagion Films YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/trisagionfilms, where you will also find videos of several Live Streams that have been uploaded since the pandemic began.


Divine Services – November 2021

November 1, Monday. Sts. Cosmas & Damianos. Blessing of the Water  11:00 am

November 6,  Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

November 7, Sunday, Seventh Sunday of Luke

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Sunday Evening:  Great Vespers for Feast of the Archangels  5:00 pm

November 8, Monday.  Synaxis of the Holy Archangels Michael & Gabriel and all the Angels.

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Monday Evening: Great Vespers  6:00 pm. Feast of St. Nektarios.

November 9,  Tuesday, Feast of St. Nektarios of Aegina.

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

November 12, Friday, Evening: Feast of St. John Chrysostom – Great Vespers 6:00 pm.

November 13,  Saturday,  Feast of St. John Chrysostom.

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

Saturday, Evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

November 14,  Sunday, Eighth Sunday of Luke. Sts. Philip the Apostle and Gregory Palamas.

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

November 15,  Monday, Beginning of the Fast of Christmas.

November 20, Saturday Evening: Great Vespers 5:00 pm. Presentation of the Theotokos. 

November 21,  Sunday, Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple.

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

November 25,  Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.  Happy Thanksgiving!  

The Feast of St. Catherine the Great Martyr is transferred to Sunday, November 28 on account of the Thanksgiving Day.

November 27,  Saturday, Evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm 

November 28,  Sunday, Thirteenth Sunday of Luke – Feast of St. Catherine the Great Martyr.

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am

November 29,  Monday Evening: Great Vespers  6:00 pm. Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle.

November 30, Tuesday, Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, the First Called. Feast of our Chapel.

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am


Divine Services – December 2021

December 1, Wednesday. Blessing of the Water 11:00 am.

Evening: Great Vespers 6:00 pm, Feast of St. Porphyrios Kafsokalivitis.

December 2, Thursday. Feast of St. Porphyrios Kafsokalivitis.

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

December 4, Saturday. Feast of St. John of Damascus & St. Barbara transferred to Sunday

Evening: Great Vespers for Feast of St. Savas the Sanctified 5:00 pm.

December 5, Sunday. 10th Sunday of Luke- St. Savas, St. John of Damascus & St. Barbara (moved)

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

Evening: Great Vespers for the Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra. 5:00 pm

December 6, Monday, Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra.

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

December 11, Saturday Evening: Great Vespers for Feast of St. Spyridon 5:00 pm

December 12, 11th Sunday of Luke. The Forefathers of our Lord & St. Spyridon of Trimythus.

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

December 19, Saturday before Christmas. Confession for children (Fr. Michael) 

Evening: Great Vespers 5:00 pm – Anointing of the sick at the end of Vespers

December 19, Sunday before Christmas. Feast of all the Righteous people from Adam to Joseph.

Feast of St. Modestos the healer of Animals (transferred from December 18)

     and St. Dionysios, Archbishop of Aegina the Wonderworker (transferred from Dec. 17).

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.  Blessing of the Animals, 3:30 pm.

December 24, Friday. The Great Hours of Christmas, 9:30 am

    Christmas Eve-Friday Evening: Christmas Celebration, The Nativity of Christ

Evening Christmas Liturgy  5:30 pm,  Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

          A Christmas Reception will follow the Divine Services. All are welcome!

December 25, Saturday, Christmas Day, The Nativity of Christ

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 10:00 am.

Evening: NO Great Vespers

December 26, Sunday after Christmas. Joseph the Betrothed to the Theotokos, David the King and James the brother of God. 

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

December 31, Friday. Great Vespers 6:00 pm

January 1, Saturday, The Circumcision of Christ, St. Basil the Great

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.

Evening: NO Great Vespers


Orthodox Divine Services OnLine

Vespers for Resurrection of St. Lazarus

The Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos -Audio

Texts of Various Orthodox Services

AGES Project-Texts of Orthodox Liturgical Services in Greek and English

Go to the web-page of our Church Music Ministry for more on Divine Services


Follow the Services Online

You can use your computer, smartphone or tablet to follow the Daily Services Online by clicking on the Link below and choosing the day you are looking for: http://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/servicesindex.html