August 21, 2016: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Aug 8 on Orthodox calendar)
August 15 was the anniversary of the repose of Valentina Zimbalkin (one year) and James McLellan (Matushka Ann's father; twenty-one years).
Baptism yesterday: Alyssa Ksenia, daughter of Gleb and Marina Popoff; her godparents were Konstantin Vovk and Nadezhda Evdokimova.
In two weeks, on Sunday, September 4, after the Liturgy we shall serve a brief moleben for all of our church's students to bless the new academic year. (Add your children’s names to the list at the Candle Desk to be commemorated at the service.) The Church School year begins as well; we shall meet our teachers, and the first class will be the following Sunday, September 10.
Also on September 4, an Altar Server workshop will be held after the Liturgy, during Coffee Hour. We ask all Altar Servers to be present.
In preparation for the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos—one week away—we shall serve the Paraclesis (Supplicatory Canon) to the Most Holy Theotokos this week:
- on Monday, August 22, at 6:30 pm;
- on Wednesday, August 24, at 6:30 pm; and
- on Friday, August 26, at 6:30 pm.
Dormition of the Theotokos
Next Sunday, August 28 on the civil calendar (which is August 15 on the Church calendar), we celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos, one of the twelve Great Feasts of the year. Services will be held at the usual Saturday/Sunday times:
|Sat, Aug 27, 5:00 pm
|Sun, Aug 28, 9:30 am
The Dormition Fast continues: We eat neither meat, nor fish, nor eggs, nor milk until the Dormition of the Theotokos (August 28 on the civil calendar). Wine and oil are permitted today (Sunday) and the Saturday before the feast.
Eternal Memory: Valentina Zimbalkin and James McLellan. Many Years: newly-baptized Ksenia, her parents Gleb and Marina, and her sponsors Konstantin and Nadezhda.