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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 – May 2022

May 1, Sunday,  Sunday of Thomas (AntiPascha).

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

May 7, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

May 8, Sunday,  Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women.

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

May 14, Saturday, NO Great Vespers (Greek Festival)

May 15, Sunday of the Paralytic. (Greek Festival) 

Orthros 8:15 am and Divine Liturgy 9:30 am.

May 17, Tuesday, Great Vespers, Feast of Mid-Pentecost 

May 18, Wednesday, Feast of Mid-Pentecost

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

May 20, Friday, Great Vespers for Sts. Constantine and Helen 6:00 pm

May 21, Saturday, Feast of Sts. Constantine and Helen.

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

Saturday Evening, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

May 22, Sunday, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.

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

May 28, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

May 29, Sunday, Sunday of the Blind Man.

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

Remembrance of the Fall of Constantinople to the Moslem Turks – May 29, 1453


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