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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 daily services Live Streams: Trisagion Films YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/trisagionfilms, where you will also find videos of many Live Streams that have been uploaded since the pandemic began.


Divine Services – January 2021

January 23, Saturday, Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

January 24, Sunday, 14th Sunday of Luke.

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

January 26, Tuesday Evening: Great Vespers – Translation of the Relics of St. Chrysostom  6:00 pm

January 27, Wednesday, Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom

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

January 29, Friday Evening: Great Vespers for the Feast of the Holy Three Hierarchs  6:00 pm.

January 30, Saturday, Feast of the Holy Three Hierarchs, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom.

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

Saturday evening: Great Vespers  5:00 pm

January 31, Sunday, Fifteenth Sunday of Luke. Sts. Cyrus & Ioannis the Unmercenaries.

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


Divine Services – February 2021

February 1, Monday, Blessing of the Water  11:00 am 

Evening: Great Vespers, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord  6:00 pm

February 2, Tuesday,  Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Temple.

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

February 5, Friday Evening, Great Vespers, Feast of St. Photios  6:00 pm

February 6, Saturday. Feast of St. Photios Patriarch of Constantinople

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

February 6, Saturday Evening, Great Vespers 5:00 pm.

February 7, Sunday, 16th Sunday of Matthew – Sunday of the Talents.

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

February 9, Tuesday Evening, Great Vespers for Feast of St. Haralambos  6:00 pm

February 10, Wednesday, Feast of St. Haralambos

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

20th Anniversary of Fr. John’s Ordination. 

February 13, Saturday Evening, Great Vespers  5:00 pm

February 14, Sunday, 17th Sunday of Matthew – Sunday of the Canaanite Woman.

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

February 20, Saturday Evening, Great Vespers 5:00 pm. Beginning of the Triodion

February 21, Sunday, 16th Sunday of Luke – Publican and the Pharisee. Beginning of the Triodion.

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

This week, we do not fast on Wednesday and Friday on account of the hypocrisy of the Pharisee and acknowledging that fasting alone is not acceptable to God if it is not accompanied by humility and repentance.

February 27, Saturday Evening, Great Vespers  5:00 pm.

February 28, Sunday, 17th Sunday of LukeSunday of the Prodigal Son.

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



Orthodox Divine Services OnLine

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