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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 – July 2022

July 1, Friday, Blessing of the Water 11:00 am.

July 2, Saturday,  Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

July 3, Sunday, Third Sunday of Matthew. 

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

July 9, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

July 10, Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Matthew

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

July 11, MondayEvening: Great Vespers – Feast of St. Paisios of the Holy Mountain  6:00 pm

July 12, Tuesday, Feast of St. Paisios of the Holy Mountain

Orthros 9:00 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00

July 16, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm – St. Marina the Great Martyr

July 17, Sunday of the Holy Fathers of 4th Ecumenical Council. St. Marina the Great Martyr

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

July 19, Tuesday, Evening: Great Vespers for Feast of Prophet Elias (Elijah)  6:00 pm

July 20, Wednesday, Feast of St. Elias (Elijah) the Prophet

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

July 23, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm- Feast of St. Christina the Great Martyr

July 24, Sunday, Sixth Sunday of Matthew.  St. Christina the Great Martyr

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

Sunday Evening: Great Vespers. Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Feast of St. Olympias the Deaconess.

July 25, Monday, Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary and Feast of St. Olympias the Deaconess.

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

July 26, Tuesday, Great Vespers. Feast of St. Panteleimon  6:00 pm

July 27, Wednesday, Feast of St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr

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

July 30, Saturday Evening, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

July 31, Sunday, Seventh Sunday of Matthew. 

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


Divine Services – August 2022

August 1, Monday.

Beginning of the Fast of August. Oil and wine is allowed only on Saturdays and Sundays. Fish is allowed on August 6 for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Savior. 

Monday Evening: Service of Supplication to the Theotokos (Paraklesis) 6:00 pm

August 2, Tuesday Evening: Service of Supplication to the Theotokos 6:00 pm

August 3, Wednesday. Service of Supplication to the Theotokos 6:00 pm

August 4, Thursday, Service of Supplication to the Theotokos 6:00 pm

August 5, Friday, Great Vespers begins at 6:30 pm – the Transfiguration of the Savior.

Reception Follows the Great Vespers.

August 6, Saturday. The Transfiguration of the Savior. Parish Feast-Day.

Orthros 8:45 am Divine Liturgy 10:00 am – Today we eat fish.

Saturday Evening.  Great Vespers 5:00 pm

August 7, Sunday. Eighth Sunday of Matthew.

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

Sunday Evening: Service of Supplication to the Theotokos 5:00 pm

August 8-12, Monday-Friday, Evening: Service of Supplication to the Theotokos 6:00 pm

August 13, Saturday. Evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm

August 14, Sunday. Ninth Sunday of Matthew. 

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

Sunday Evening: Great Vespers, Dormition of the Theotokos 5:00 pm

August 15, Monday. Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. 

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

August 20, Saturday.  Great Vespers 5:00 pm

August 21, Sunday. Tenth Sunday of Matthew.

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

August 27, Saturday. Great Vespers -Feast of St. Phanourios 5:00 pm

August 28, Sunday. Eleventh Sunday of Matthew. Feast of St. Phanourios moved from 26th

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

Sunday Evening. Great Vespers 5:00 pm. Beheading of St. John the Fore-Runner

August 29, Monday. Remembrance of Beheading of St. John the Fore-Runner (the Baptist)

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

This is a day of strict fasting (oil & wine are allowed on account of the Lord’s Day).


Orthodox Divine Services OnLine

Vespers for Resurrection of St. Lazarus

The Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos -Audio

Texts of Various Orthodox Services

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:

DIGITAL CHANT STAND

https://dcs.goarch.org/goa/dcs/dcs.html