Holy Week Services

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

LAZARUS SATURDAY – Divine Liturgy 9 AM followed by preparation of Palms
Great Vespers 6 PM followed by Confession

PALM SUNDAY – Matins 8:50 AM
Divine Liturgy 10 AM followed by Procession with Palms
Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM
HOLY MONDAY – Presanctified Liturgy 9 AM
Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM
HOLY TUESDAY – Bridegroom Service 6:30 PM
HOLY WEDNESDAY – Holy Unction Service 6:30 PM
HOLY THURSDAY – Divine Liturgy 9 AM
12 Passion Gospels 6:30 PM

GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY- Royal Hours 9 AM
Decorate Tomb 1 PM
Burial Vespers 3 PM ( Vigil at the Tomb )
Lamentation Service 6:30 PM
Vigil at the Tomb

HOLY SATURDAY – Divine Liturgy 9 AM (15 Old Testament Readings)
Decorate church for Pascha

PASCHA SERVICE 11 PM
CHRIST IS RISEN!

PASCHA – AGAPE SERVICE 12 NOON
BRIGHT MONDAY – PASCHAL LITURGY 9 AM
Followed by breakfast

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Beloved Faithful,

This is a reminder of Lenten Services and the addition of a special memorial service.

MEMORIAL -Our Sympathy goes out to the Jabbour Family of the passing of Michael Jabbour – the brother of Ghassan Jabbour , brother- in- law of Mairah Jabbour, and uncle to all of the Jabbour family this week in Aleppo Syria. A SPECIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD THIS THURSDAY MARCH 30 @ 4 PM. Condolences may be expressed at the service and following in the Church Fellowship Hall from 5-8 PM. All of our parish family is welcome to express their condolences at that time.

PRESANCTIFIED LITURGY – Tonight Wednesday March 29 @ 6 PM followed by a Lenten “pot luck” dinner.

AKATHIST – The final Akathist service for the Lenten Season with all four stasis will be held this Friday March 31 @ 7 PM.

SOUL SATURDAY – This Saturday will be the final Soul Saturday for remembering your departed @ 9 AM

GREAT VESPERS – Saturday evening 6 PM followed by confession.

SUNDAY APRIL 2 – Services as usual Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

1 YEAR MEMORIAL FOR Bernard Martha following Liturgy
BAKE SALE & OTHER PICK UP FOLLOWING

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Coffee Hour, Time Change, & Meditation

Beloved Faithful,

TIME CHANGE – set you clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night! See you on-time for Liturgy !0 AM

COFFEE HOUR – This week the Coffee Hour needs a sponsor …let Fr. Tom know if you would like to host.

AKATHIST – this Friday 7 PM

NO MEMORIAL LITURGY THIS SATURDAY

Meditation for Lent: Temptations abound

At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. (Matt 4:1-2) There are two pieces of geography that smell of solitude: deserts and mountains. Away from the madding crowd, we travelers bump up against the rawness of reality. Distractions are gone and we come face to-face with the mysteries of life, a complex life of good and evil. Jesus faced three temptations in the desert: the temptation to live on bread alone, the temptation to test God’s providence, and the temptation to idolatry. Jesus remained obedient and thwarted each temptation by turning to the word of God. It was the Father’s will that dominated his mission and kept him faithful. Adam and Eve were not in a desert but in the lushness of a primordial garden. They too faced temptations and we know the rest of the story: the fruit was eaten, their eyes were opened, and they landed east of Eden. Like Jesus, they were faced with choices; unlike Jesus, they refused obedience and found themselves separated from one another and their Creator.

St. Paul experienced both disobedience and obedience. This great disciple to the Gentiles lived to write about the horrendous nature of sin and the abundance of God’s grace. Always his focus was on Jesus, It was in Christ that God’s gracious gift of righteousness was to be found. We can feel in Paul’s writings someone who knew both the agony of Adam’s sin and the beauty and joy of Jesus’ faithful ministry. We are all called to spend time in the desert, up on the mountain, and in God’s vast garden we call creation. In all of those geographies, we will face decisions. In all of those places we will face temptations. Our need is for angels to come and minister to us lest we, like Adam and Eve, lose our focus. Like Paul, we know, deep down, that we can do all things in Christ who strengthens us (Phil 4:13).

Fr Tom

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Announcements

THIS WEDNESDAY – WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW @ PRESACTIFIED LITURGY 6 PM

“Please bring a Lenten Dish and gather for a brief meeting and time of Fellowship”

MONDAY             March 6               Grand Compline 6 PM

TUESDAY March 7 Capital Campaign Committee Meeting @ 5:30 PM

WEDNESDAY    March 8                Presanctified Liturgy 6 PMfollowed by a Lenten “pot luck” dinner

                                                                Women of St. Andrew Worship/Meeting after “pot luck “dinner

THURSDAY        March 9                Byzantine Chorus 7 PM

FRIDAY                March 10             Akathist 7 PMStasis 2

SATURDAY         March 11              Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               March 12              Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM Sunday of Gregory Palamas

Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

 

Our Sympathy to Keegan Stewart on the passing of her grandmother Helen Hamilton.

Below is the obituary for a friend of many John Kennan. He will be buried in his home town of Johnstown, PA…a local gathering is being held friends of the family – if you knew John and wish to pay respect to his family the time is 5:30 – 7:30 TUESDAY MARCH 7 @ THE MERRICK INN. A private room has been reserved. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to St. Andrew or suggested local charities. 

John Kennan(1948 – 2017)

KENNAN John F., 68, of Lexington KY, passed away March 3, 2017 after a short illness. He was born April 25, 1948 in Boston, MA and grew up in Boston and Johnstown, PA. He is preceded in death by his father Dr. Fred J. Kennan and his brother Alex F. Kennan. John is survived by his mother, Mary Alvanette Kennan, two sisters Marian K. Boulus (Michael) and Katherine Kennan Solomon, two nephews John P. Boulus (Beth) and Paul W. Boulus, two grand nephews and a grandniece, Charlie, Nicholas, and Samantha Boulus. John spent 40 years in Lexington where he established his first business The Coffee, Tea and Spice House and a stationery shop called Dear John. Later on he took ownership of his current business, The Mousetrap in Landsdowne Shopping Center. Over the years, John and The Mousetrap received numerous business and culinary awards from the city of Lexington. He was dedicated to his business and passionate about food. He was a philanthropist and gave to many charities. His favorites being St. Jude Hospital for Children, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Old Friends Farm, a retirement home for thoroughbred horses. He donated many times to families in need of food at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We wish to thank the special team of nurses and doctors who took compassionate care of John at Baptist Health and UK Hospital. We also want to thank the friends who have loved and supported him through this illness, especially Becky Davis, Chris Cox and Dr. Mike Jones. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Merrick Inn off Tate’s Creek Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in John’s memory to UK Children’s Cancer Center or St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Lexington.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Mar. 6, 2017

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This Week & Parish Notes

SUNDAY               January 29          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

WEDNESDAY    February 1           Evening Divine Liturgy 6 PM – Feast Presentation of the Lord

                                                                Blessing of Candles following Divine Liturgy

THURSDAY        February 2           Byzantine Chorus Rehearsal 7 PM

SATURDAY         February 4    CHARITY OUTREACH @ Catholic Action Center 10-2 PM….see Rachel Rubino Sunday

Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               February 5          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

TUESDAY            February 7         WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW 6:30 PM @ JoAnn Martha’s house

REMINDER – an Adult Education Class is held each Sunday @ 9 AM…topic this Spring is Prayer and the spiritual Life

SECOND COLLECTION POLICY – THE PARISH COUNCIL HAS AUTHORIZED A SECOND COLLECTION ON DESIGNATED SUNDAYS FOR THE DIRECT SUPPORT OF THE NEW CHURCH BUILDING FUND. The collection will be taken following the regular Sunday collection.

HOME BLESSINGS – Please see Fr. Tom today to set a time for a home blessing. Cell 338-2278 or kygall@aol.com

BIBLE STUDY – New study on the Gospel of St. Luke underway come join us following Liturgy.

PLEDGE FORMS – please turn in your 2017 pledge form as soon as possible to assist the budget committee in writing the 2017 budget. CHURCH CALENDAR S– If you have not gotten a 2017 Church Calendar… see Fr. Tom today!

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN – A formal Capital Campaign is being organized and looking for both members and donations. To help with the campaign please see committee members David Skaff, JoAnn Martha or Rezkalla Butros.

ANNUAL MEETING SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12! – following Divine Liturgy approximately 12 Noon.

All reports for the meeting are asked to be turned in by Sunday Feb. 5 for printing…During the meeting the selection of the Parish Council, 2016 Financial report and the Budget for 2017 will all be asked to be approved. Organization and Ministry reports will be available, summarized, and open to questions. Special business will include items on all Church Properties and a Capital Campaign.

PANCAKES & SOUP BOWL – Sunday Feb. 12 to assist staying for the annual meeting the Youth Group is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast. ”Soup Bowl” event by the order of St. Ignatius will hold on Sunday February 19.

Fr Tom

 

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This Week at St. Andrew

The Rhododendron plants in the front of the Church may be claimed by donors and other interested parties.

SATURDAY January 21 Baptism 11 AM

        Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               January 22          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke

WEDNESDAY    January 25          Daily Vespers 6 PM

THURSDAY        January 26          Byzantine Chorus Rehearsal 7 PM

SATURDAY         January 28          Great Vespers 6 PM

SUNDAY               January 29          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                BIBLE STUDY of Gospel of Luke


HAPPY 50th Wedding Anniversary to Aya & Naser Eqal this Sunday! 

                           

SECOND COLLECTION POLICY – THE PARISH COUNCIL HAS AUTHORIZED A SECOND COLLECTION ON DESIGNATED SUNDAYS FOR THE DIRECT SUPPORT OF THE NEW CHURCH BUILDING FUND. The collection will be taken following the regular Sunday collection.

 

HOMEBLESSINGS – Please see Fr. Tom  to set a time for a home blessing.or call cell 338-2278 or home 277-1763.

 

BIBLE STUDY – New study on the Gospel of St. Luke underway come join us following Liturgy.

 

NOMINATION COMMITTEE – The parish council is accepting names of qualified candidates to serve on the 2017 parish council. If you would like to serve or know of a candidate please see Charlie Odouh, Dan Georgescue or Fr. Tom. The committee will meet soon in the New Year…ANNUAL MEETING SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12!

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS …CHRISTMAS CARDS ….DON’T THROW THEM OUT – Bring them to Church and place them in the box in the Narthex to help St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. … FINAL SUNDAY!

 

PLEDGE FORMS – please turn in your 2017 pledge form as soon as possible to assist the budget committee in writing the 2017 budget. CHURCH CALENDAR S– If you have not gotten a 2017 Church Calendar… see Fr. Tom today!

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN – A formal Capital Campaign is being organized and looking for both members and donations. To help please see David Skaff, JoAnn Martha or Rezkalla Butros.


Fr Tom

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Events This Week

Prison Ministry- Annually we have supported the Jail Ministry Christmas stocking fund along with other churches. This charity works with the children of whose mothers are incarcerated in efforts to keep them out of jail in the future.

A box is set up in the Narthex of the Church for stretch gloves, small hand toys, individually wrapped candy, and snacks along with any cash donations for the project. THIS WILL RUN FOR ONLY TWO SUNDAYS …Dec. 4 & 11 .…please keep this charity in mind.

BURBARA – This Sunday is St. Barbara’s Day and we encourage those who can make the boiled wheat to ” bring it to share” and enjoy this great custom on a special day.

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS – Donald Follensbee ‘s mother Helen, age 97, has passed away in Colorado Springs, CO and he will be travelling to the funeral. Pleas keep Donald and his family in your prayers.  While praying for the departed please remember Nawal Tawasha, Christina Tawasha , Linda Powell (mother of Josh Powell), Juliet Mahan, and Dn. Ben Mann. Next Saturday Dec. 10 following Great Vespers we will hold the 40 Day Memorial for Dn. Ben

NUT ORDERS – Some of the items have arrived…please place your orders this Sunday for the St. Ignatius Sale.

WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW (WOSA) – Please let Marsil Mashni know if you are coming to the Women’s Christmas gathering @ her home 6:30 Tuesday December 6..St. Nicholas Day …..it is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship. Call 421-5046

THIS WEEK

SUNDAY               December 4          Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM – St. Barbara’s Day

                                                                “Burbara” – First Annual Celebration following Liturgy

                                                                Church School following Communion

                                                                Bible Study on the Book of Isaiah

TUESDAY            December 6          St. Nicholas Day – Divine Liturgy 9 AM

                                                                WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW 6:30 – Home of Marsil Mashni

WEDNESDAY    December 7          Paraklesis of the Nativity 6 PM

                                                                Orthodoxy 101 @ 7 PM

THURSDAY        December 8          Byzantine Arabic Choir 7 PM

SATURDAY         December 10       Great Vespers 6 PM – followed by Confession

                                                                MEMORIAL SERVICE – 40 day Dn. Ben Mann

Special meditations for the Advent Season

SUNDAY               December 11       Matins 8:50 – Divine Liturgy 10 AM

                                                                BAKE SALE PICK UP

                                                                Church School following Communion

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING

SUNDAY   December  18 Church School – Presentation following Divine Liturgy

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Obituary for Fr. Dcn. Ben Mann

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This Week’s Notes & Announcements

PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY- SIGN UP TODAY! Follow the link at the top of the website. Sessions are available next Saturday Oct. 8 & Sunday October 9. All who sit for a photo will receive one free 8×10 and a church directory. All orders for additional picture packages and photo Christmas cards will be available for Christmas. Please be a part of this historic publication.

WOMEN OF ST. ANDREW – Tuesday Oct. 4 @ 6:30 in the Church fellowship hall. On the agenda are the Christmas bake sale, recipe cook book, and coming programs. PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES WITH YOU. Appetizers, soups, main course, desserts are all needed.

CHURCH SCHOOL & PARISH EDUCATION – Registration for Church School continues on Sunday. The program will run for children K-12 following communion on Sunday. Children will take communion first, then leave for class. Forms are available on the candle table in the narthex.

ADULT EDUCATION HAS THREE OPTIONS – Sunday @ 9 AM, Bible study following Liturgy @ 12:15, and Wednesday @ 7 PM. The Sunday Class will examine the Divine Liturgy, the fall after-Liturgy class will be on isaiah, & Wednesday will be a survey class called 101 on the Orthodox Church.

HELP FOR PRISON MINISTRY – The local jail is in need of devotional/spiritual literature, Bible studies,
and uplifting literature to put on the carts in the pods for the prisoners. They have to be PAPER BACK WITH NO STAPLES. If you have any you would like to donate, please bring them to Nancy Holloway at church.

SPECIAL PARISH MEETING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AFTER LITURGY ON FUTURE BUILDING PLANS. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO REVIEW PLANS & COMMENT.

SUNDAY October 2

8:50 – Matins

10 AM – Divine Liturgy (Church School following Communion)

12:15 – Bible Study on Isaiah following Liturgy

TUESDAY October 4

6:30 PM – WOSA (Women of St Andrew) in the fellowship hall

WEDNESDAY October 5

6 PM – Daily Vespers

5:45 – Intercessory prayer for parish needs

7 PM – Orthodoxy 101 in fellowship hall

Byzantine Arabic Choir 7 PM in the Church Nave

SATURDAY October 8

PHOTO DIRECTORY PICTURE SESSIONS…sign up today!

6 PM – Great Vespers followed by confession

SUNDAY October 9

8:50 – Matins

10 AM – Divine Liturgy (Church School following Communion)

12:15 PM – Bible Study on Isaiah

PHOTO DIRECTORY SESSIONS

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Food & Entertainment at the Heritage Festival this weekend!

Wonderful entertainment:

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

and amazing food:

Heritage Festival FOOD MENU

at the Heritage Festival this weekend!

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