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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 – September 2021

September 1,  Wednesday, Beginning of Ecclesiastical Year 

Blessing of the Water 11:00 am.

September 2,  Thursday, Great Vespers for the Translation of the Relics of St. Nektarios 6:00 pm

September 3,  Friday, the Translation of the Relics of St. Nektarios

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

September 4,  Saturday Evening, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

September 5,  11th Sunday of Matthew, Feast St. Zacharias, father of St. John the Fore-Runner

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

September 7, Tuesday, Great Vespers for the Nativity of the Theotokos 6:00 pm

September 8, Wednesday, The Nativity of the Theotokos

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

September 11,  Saturday Evening, Great Vespers 5:00 pm

September 12, Sunday,  Sunday before the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross

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

September 7, Monday evening, Great Vespers for the Elevation of the Holy Cross  6:00 pm

September 14,  Tuesday, The Universal Elevation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross

Orthros 8:45 am & Divine Liturgy 10:00 am.Today we hold a Strict Fast

September 16, Thursday, Great Vespers, Sophia the Martyr and her daughters  6:00 pm

September 17,  Friday, Sophia the Martyr and her daughters Faith, Hope and Love

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

September 18,  Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

September 19,  Sunday,  Sunday after the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross

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

September 22,  Wednesday Evening: Great Vespers – Conception of St. John the Baptist  6:00 pm

September 23,  Thursday, The Conception of St. John the Fore-Runner & Baptist

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

September 25,  Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

September 26,  Sunday, The Falling Asleep and Assumption of St. John the Evangelist 

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


Divine Services – October 2021

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

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

October 3,  Sunday,  Second Sunday of Luke.

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

October 6, Wednesday, Great Vespers for Sts. Sergius and Bacchus  6:00 pm

October 7, Thursday, Feast of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus the Great Martyrs of Syria

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

October 9,  Saturday,  Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

October 10,  Sunday,  Third Sunday of Luke

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

October 13, Wednesday, Great Vespers for Sts. Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius, & Celsus

October 14, Thursday, Feast of Sts. Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius, & Celsus

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

October 16, Saturday Evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

October 17, Sunday, Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (787 AD).

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

October 22, Friday, Great Vespers for Feast of St. James the Apostle  6:00 pm 

October 23, Saturday, St. James the Apostle, the Brother of God and First Bishop of Jerusalem.

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

Saturday Evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

October 24,  Sunday, Sixth Sunday of Luke

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

October 25, Monday Evening: Great Vespers for Feast of St. Demetrios the Great Martyr  5:00 pm.

October 26, Tuesday, Feast of St. Demetrios the Great Martyr.

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

October 30, Saturday Evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

October 31,  Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Luke

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



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


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