Sunday, January 19: Venerable Macarius the Great of Egypt
Saint Macarius the Great of Egypt was born in the early fourth century in the village of Ptinapor in Egypt. At the wish of his parents he entered into marriage, but was soon widowed. After he buried his wife, Macarius told himself, "Take heed, Macarius, and have care for your soul. It is fitting that your forsake worldly life." The Lord rewarded the saint with a long life, but from that time the memory of death was constantly with him, impelling him to ascetic deeds of prayer and penitence. He began to visit the church of God more frequently and to be more deeply absorbed in Holy Scripture, but he did not leave his aged parents, thus fulfilling the commandment to honor one's parents. (To read more about Macarious the Great of Egypt, please visit the OCA Website, Live of the Saints for 1/19).
Third Hour at 9:30 AM | Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM | Archpriest John T. Bacon, Celebrant | No Coffee Hour | Readings: 1 Timothy 1:15-17, St. :uke 18:35-43
Tuesday, 1/14: Leavetaking of the Theophany; St. Nina (Nino), Equal to the Apostles and Enlightener of the Georgians (355)
Wednesday, 1/15: Parish Council Meeting at 6:30 PM
Thursday, 1/16: Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-Glorious Apostle Peter
Friday, 1/17: Venerable and God-Bearing Father Anthony the Great (356) (fish, wine & oil)
Saturday, 1/18: Saints Athanasius the Great (373) and Cyril (444), Archbishops of Alexandria
Sunday, 1/19: Women's Group Meeting
Our beloved friend, Matushka Elizabeth, passed away on the morning of January 15. In this time of great sadness, please keep Matushka Elizabeth and her family in your prayers. May her Memory be Eternal.
Below is the information for the Panikhida Memorial and Funeral Service. You may view the obituary at www.cartmelldavis.com. All services will be held at St. Mark of Ephesus.
Calling Hours: Sunday, January 19 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Panikhida Memorial Prayer Service: 7:00 Pm
Funeral: Monday, January 20 at 10:00 AM
Interment will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Bridgewater. Relativies and friends are respecfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorail donations may be made to St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Church, 261 Main Street, Kingston, MA 02364
Fr. John Celebrant: 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8
1/26: All-Parish Annual Meeting | Celebrant, Fr. Vasily
Celebrant to be announced: 2/16, 3/15
3/1: Cheesefare & Forgiveness Sunday - Cheesefare Vespers with the Rite of Forgiveness following Holy Liturgy - beginning the Great Fast
3/4: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 6:00 PM
3/7: Great Vespers at 6:00 PM
3/8: Daylight Savings Time begins
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING: Sunday, January 26, 2020
A Message from Fr. John: Everyone connected to this community should attend. To vote, you must be an actual member. The usual reports and elections (Delegates and Officers) are on the agenda. Father Vasily Lickwar, Dean and Parish Administrator, will preside at the 10:00 AM Holy Liturgy and the Annual Meeting. If bad weather cancels the meeting, the snow date is February 9.
All are welcome to attend, but please remember that in order to vote, you MUST be a member of St. Mark of Ephesus.
1. Members have been Baptized and Chrismated in the Orthodox Church and consciously uphold and profess the Orthodox Faith.
2. Are regualr communicants, that is, participates in the Holy Mysteries of Confession and Communion (a "regular communicant" means those who partake of the Holy Mysteries frequently, ideally weekly, or at least once a year).
3. Fulfills the financial obligations established by the Parish. All members of the Parish are urged to make a yearly commitment for financial support to the Parish in the form of a pledge of which is the tithe of their income.
4. And declare their intention to be members.
See Catherine if you have any questions or concerns.