Royal Hours, Friday 9 am
Preparing of the Funeral Bier, Friday 1 pm
Entombment Vespers, Friday 3 pm
Lamentations, Friday 7 pm
Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Saturday 9 am
Paschal Service, Saturday 11 pm
Agape Vespers, Sunday 12 noon
During the season of Great Lent let us remember others. Some projects we are currently doing:
IOCC – health care kits
We would like to make 100 kits
Items needed are:
Metal nail file or nail clipper
Bar soap (bath size, new and wrapped in original packaging)
Bring these items to church by March 31st and the children will package them in Ziplock bags to the International Orthodox Christian Charities.
Also remember : food for God’s Pantry and Food For The Hungry boxes.
This is the time of year we learn to care for others so that each day we remember the needy.
During the season of Great Lent make an effort to attend at least 1 extra service a week. The schedule is as below:
Monday – Great Compline 6 PM
Wednesday – Presanctified Liturgy 6 PM, followed by Lenten Pot Luck Dinner and talk on ABC’s of Orthodoxy
( To receive Communion please fast from all food and drink from the noon meal on)
Friday – Akathist / Madayeh 7 PM
Saturday – Theodore Saturday Liturgy at 9 AM with blessing of wheat
Great Vespers at 6 PM followed by Confession
Sunday – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY
Bring your Icons for procession
Women of St. Andrew will sponsor Coffee Hour
Sunday Evening – Lenten Vespers at 6 PM at St. Michael’s in Louisville
Monday – FEAST OF ANNUNCIATION
DIVINE LITURGY 9 AM
James and Daphne Hargrave, OCMC Missionaries to Tanzania, Welcome Son Peter Henry
Congratulations to James and Daphne Hargrave, OCMC Missionaries in Tanzania, on the birth of their first baby. Peter Henry Hargrave was born on March 17th, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces. Mom, Dad and baby are all exhausted but doing well. Fellow OCMC Missionary, Maria Roeber, assisted with the birth. Please remember Peter Henry and his parents, James and Daphne, in your prayers.
Due to the weather and road conditions – Readers Vespers will be cancelled tonight.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD TURN YOU CLOCKS AHEAD 1 HOUR AND BE ON TIME FOR CHURCH
Christ is in our Midst!
“It is with great sadness that we report, with the authorization of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip that His Beatitude Ignatius IV (1920-2012), Patriarch of Antioch and All the East fell asleep in The Lord today, December 5th, 2012, at St. George Orthodox Hospital in Beirut Lebanon after having suffered a stroke earlier this week. There are no details yet available regarding services or the funeral, but these will be announced as soon as they are known.
A brief biography of His Beatitude may be found at www.antiochdev.org/churchSite/portal/bios/bioEn.php
We ask the Lord to grant rest to the soul of His servant Patriarch Ignatius IV – May His Memory be Eternal!
|The Patriarch’s Biography|
|His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch and All the East was born in 1920 in the village of Muharda, near the city of Hama Syria. In 1936, he moved to Beirut, where he became an altar server. Years later, upon taking monastic vows, he became a hierodeacon. In 1945 he graduated from the American University of Beirut, and from 1949 to 1953 studied at the Saint Sergius Theological Institute in Paris. On his return to Lebanon, the young theologian with a master’s degree was ordained hieromonk. In 1942, he became one of the founders of the influential Orthodox Youth Movement in Lebanon and Syria, which has done much to renew youthful participation in Church life. In 1953, His Beatitude became one of the organizers of Syndesmos the worldwide Brotherhood of Orthodox Youth. In 1961 he was ordained Bishop of Palmyra and Patriarchal Vicar, and in the following year, he was sent to the monastery of Balamand as superior and as dean of the Theological Seminary founded, which in 1988 was transformed into an Orthodox University, the first in the Middle East. He has published a series of theological books and numerous articles. His Beatitude is an honorary doctor of Sorbonne and Saint-Petersburg (1981) and Minsk (2003) Theological Academies. In 1970, the future Patriarch was appointed Metropolitan of Latakia (Laodicea). On 2 July 1979, he was elected Primate of the Church of Antioch and enthroned on 8 July of the same year.|
THURSDAY NOV. 29 6 PM – EVENING DIVINE LITURGY FOR ST. ANDREW. BRING A DISH. WE HAVE THE FISH AND LET US CELEBRATE OUR PATRON SAINT DAY
Other Orthodox Communities in Central Kentucky have been invited to join us!
CHURCH SCHOOL – This Saturday from 12:30 – 5 the Church School will hold a special activity day with Crafts, Lessons, and Caroling. Dinner will be provided and caroling will be done for all the Seniors of our Parish. Please make plans to be a part of this special day.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the heritage festival a success.
You can see some photos from the event in our Flickr group.
If you won an item in the silent auction, you’ll be hearing from someone shortly.
The annual Heritage Festival will be held at St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington, on Saturday September 29th, from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and on Sunday September 30th, from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
There will be food and entertainment, including middle eastern , Slavic, Greek, and Irish dancers. Also, choir Concerts, and church tours, a silent auction and book store. Admission is free.
For more information call: 223-5091 or 277-1763.