Homes will be blessed through the Leavetaking of the Meeting of the Lord, February 9th. If you would like to arrange a house blessing, please email Father John at email@example.com. Also, it is customary to bless candles after the Divine Liturgy of February 2 (2/3 in Kingston) for the Great Feast of the Meeting (Presentation) of our Lord in the Temple. Place the candles on the center table.
Blessing of Homes - Items to Prepare
A white cloth on a clean table, candle(s), family icon, small bowl, a list of living and dead loved ones, your Holy Water, small home censor (not required); turn off all radios, televisions, etc. A member of the family carries a candle and leads the Priest to all the rooms. It is a pious custom among some to give the priest a donation/gift, but this is NOT a requirement.
Sunday, January 20: Annual All-Parish Meeting | All-Parish Photograph will be taken on this day | Patronal Feast of St. Mark of Ephesus | Potluck Fellowship Hour
A Message from our President:
Dear Church Family,
Please make every effort to attend our Annual Meeting following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 20th. The Annual Parish Meeting is the highest legislative, judicial and administrative authority of the Parish as a corporation. Your vote is your voice!
Sunday, February 3: Meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple | Blessing of the Candles
Tuesday, February 5: Parish Council Meeting
Sunday, February 10: Zacchaeus Sunday
Sunday, February 17: Publican and Pharisee - The Beginning of the Lenten Tridion
Sunday, February 4: Sunday of the Prodigal Son
The ill and shut-in: Juliana, Reader John, Gina, Paula & Jeff, Norma & Peter, Archpriest Steven Belonick, Nancy & Thomas, Aban (Frank), Mat. Eleanor, Priest Antony, Child Joshua, Tatiana, Kh. Diana, Frances, Alexandra, Eugenia, Lydia, Reader George, Mat. Irene, Gregory, the kidnapped Heirarchs Metropolitan Paul (Boulos Yazigi) & Archbishop John (Yohanna Ibrahim), the suffering Christians of Egypt & Syria, those who suffer from terrorist attacks, fires, storms, floods, earthquakes (especially in Alaska).
Please pray for and visit those who are sick and suffering today, as many need our love and support.