Oct. 4, 2015: Sunday after Holy Cross (Sept. 21 on Orthodox calendar)
First Sunday of the month: Utilities collection today. Also, printed copies of the October Bulletin are available at the Candle Desk (for those without Internet access, and those with paid subscriptions).
The first fruits of our parish's Iconography Project have arrived: the Four Evangelists will be placed under the dome and surrounded with additional decoration during this month. The scaffolding will remain in the church until the end of the month; services will be held as usual, despite the scaffolding. See photos...
Please note: from now to the end of October, to allow work on the iconography, Vigil will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturdays (instead of 5 pm).
There will be a moleben to St. Sergius of Radonezh on Thursday, Oct. 8 (Sept. 25), at 6:30 pm.
(If you wish to attend Divine Liturgy for St. Sergius, please go to St. Sergius Chapel in Southbury (85 Russian Village Rd), where Liturgy will be served shortly after 8:00 am on Oct. 8.)
There will be a moleben to St. John the Evangelist and Theologian on Friday, Oct. 9 (Sept. 26), at 6:30 pm.
For the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, we shall be serving Vespers only, at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 13 (Sept. 30). Alternatively, you may attend the full Vigil with Litya for the feast for at our sister parish of Holy Presentation in Stratford (5 Wheeler Terrace) at 7:00 pm.
(Holy Presentation in Stratford will also be serving the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, at 9:00 am on Wednesday, Oct. 14.)
On Sunday, October 11, our sister parish of St. Nicholas in Enfield is having their annual barbecue picnic; all are invited! Picnic begins after the Liturgy. Please note: the event will not be held at the church itself, but rather at the rector's house (177 St. James Ave in Chicopee Falls; telephone 413-598-0118).
On Friday, October 16, St. John's in Bridgeport (364 Mill Hill Ave) will host the Kardiotissa Icon of the Mother of God from St. George's Church in Taylor, PA. There will be a Moleben at 6:00 pm, followed by a talk by the rector of St. George's.
On Saturday, October 10, at 1:30 pm, a pannychida will be served for Alexander Maluga (reposed 2002) at St. John’s Cemetery in Monroe (500 Moose Hill Road). During his life, Alexander was well known as an historian of the Carpatho-Russian emigration, but his grave remained unmarked until recent efforts by parishioners and friends of St. Nicholas parish.
Next Sunday, October 11, a pannychida will be served after the Liturgy for Natalia Wolog, Walter Brockert (former Starosta of this parish), and the parents of Anastasia Milligan. The coffee hour will be held in their memory.
The following Sunday, October 18, a pannychida will be served after the Liturgy for Bishop Joasaph (Antonuk) and his family. Before being elevated to the episcopacy, Bishop Joasaph—then known as Fr. Stephan—was the rector of this parish for thirty-eight years.