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A Grim Centennial & Memory Eternal

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
This past Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the Communist revolution in Russia, a grim centennial indeed. We are all called to pray for the millions who suffered and were martyred as a result.
A monument to the victims of the Communist state was recently opened in Moscow, with the participation of Patriarch Kyril and Russian President Putin:
There will be many services and events devoted to this anniversary over the course of this year, such as this one in Chicago: http://www.chicagodiocese.org/news_171103_1.html. In our parish, we will particularly mark these sad events at the feast of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, February 3-4, 2018. Plans are being made for this weekend with the goal of holding a meaningful local celebration. If anyone in our parish is a relative of these blessed New Martyrs or has personal stories associated with this time, please let me know as soon as possible.
We also extend our condolences to Matushka Bethany Akmolin on the passing of her grandfather, Peter (Bronnie) Stroud, a notable man of faith. May his memory be eternal!
Services are as usual this weekend: Confession at 5:30 p.m. today, followed by Vigil, at 6 p.m. Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Schedule November 2017-Jan. 2018 • Расписание Ноября 2017 – Января 2018

Wed. Nov. 8 Moleben for the sick – Молебен для болящих, 6:30 p.m.
Icon «Queen of All» – Икона «Всецарица»

Sat. Nov. 11 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 12 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Sunday School

Wed. Nov. 15 Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Thu. Nov. 16 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9:00 a.m.
Feast of the dedication of the Church of St. George in Lydda
Освящение храма вмч. Георгия в Лидде

Sat. Nov. 18 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 19 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Sunday School

Thu. Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day Moleben, День Благодарения Молебен 10 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 25 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 26 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.

Tue. Nov. 28 Start of Nativity Fast – начало Рождественского поста
Sat. Dec. 2 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 3 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Sunday School

Sun. Dec. 3 Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 4 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.
Entry of the Theotokos – Введение во храм Пресвятыя Богородицы

Wed. Dec. 6 Moleben for the sick – Молебен для болящих, 6:30 p.m.
Icon «Queen of All» – Икона «Всецарица»

Sat. Dec. 10 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
ANNUAL SISTERHOOD MEETING – ГОДОВОЕ СОБРАНИЕ СЕСТРИЧЕСТВА
Sunday School

Sat. Dec. 16 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 17 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – ГОДОВОЕ СОБРАНИЕ ПРИХОДА

Mon. Dec. 18 Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 19 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m. St. Nicholas – Свят. Николай
Sat. Dec. 23 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 24 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Sun. Dec. 24 Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 25 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.

St. Herman & St. Spyridon – Преп. Герман & Свт. Спиридона

Sat. Dec. 30 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 31 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Tues. Jan. 2 Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 3 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.
St. Peter of Moscow – Свят. Петр, мит. Московский

Sat. Jan. 6 Confession-Исповедь, 5:00 p.m.
Vigil (Compline & Matins)-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 7 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.,
NATIVITY OF CHRIST – РОЖДЕСТВО ХРИСТОВО

Wed. Jan. 10 Moleben for the sick – Молебен для болящих, 6:30 p.m.
Icon «Queen of All» – Икона «Всецарица»

Sat. Jan. 13 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 14 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m.
Christmas Yolka-Рождественская Елка, after lunch

Thurs. Jan. 18 Royal Hours of Theophany – Царские часы Богоявления 9 a.m.
Vesperal Liturgy – Литургия с вечернею, 10 a.m.
Blessing of Water at end of Vesperal Liturgy-Великое освящение воды
Confession-Исповедь, 6:00 p.m.
Great Compline & Matins-Вел. Повечерие и Утреня, 6:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 19 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 9 a.m.
THEOPHANY – БОГОЯВЛЕНИЕ
Great Blessing of Water at end of Liturgy- Вел. освящение воды в конце литургии

Sat. Jan. 20 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 21 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m. Sunday School resumes

Sat. Jan. 27 Confession-Исповедь, 5:30 p.m. & Vigil-Всенощная, 6:00 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 28 Divine Liturgy-Божественная Литургия, 10 a.m. Sunday School

Wonderful Services & Time Changes!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Our parish is hosting a choir conference, so we will be treated to a large, wonderful choir at all our services this weekend!
If you don’t attend Vigil very often, make a particular effort this weekend and you will won’t be disappointed. Many of the conference participants sing in small parishes, so we need to encourage them all through our attendance, particularly on Saturday evening!
To accommodate the conference schedule, we are starting one hour early on Saturday: confession begins at 4:30 p.m. and vigil begins at 5 p.m.
Due to Daylight Saving, move your clocks back one hour Saturday night!
 
Sunday morning, Liturgy begins at 10 a.m. as usual. As always, please welcome our guests as you would welcome Christ Himself!
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Moleben to St. John of Kronstadt & Youth Gathering!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Join us Tuesday evening for a wonderful youth gathering, starting at 5 p.m.
All ages are welcome!
We will begin at 5 p.m. with games and activities, followed by a pot-luck supper. Please bring a dish to share!
We will serve a moleben to St. John of Kronstadt at 6:30 p.m.
Kids are encouraged to bring a game or activity they enjoy to play with their friends. No electronics, please.
We will wrap up around 8 p.m.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Dome replaced & Saturday clean-up

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Thanks be to God, the dome for the apse has been replaced today; the plan is to finish the flashing tomorrow. Weather earlier in the week slowed this process and, as a result, interior repairs will begin next week. This work will also include repairs in the hallway connecting the Church to the parish hall, where there has been water damage which many of you may have noticed. Please continue your prayers that these repairs be executed properly and fully!
As many of you are aware, our parish will be hosting a choir conference from Nov. 3-5. Organized by our Diocesan Liturgical Music Committee, under the leadership of Larissa Sander along with Fr. Alexander Petrovsky and Kurt Sander, it is an honor for our parish to host this valuable event! Let us all warmly welcome these visitors!
It is just for events like this that we built our new parish and hall — and now we need to polish up our buildings! Join us this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon to clean the interior of the Church and the Hall. Volunteers have long cleaned these spaces, but since one regular cleaner has moved away, our facility now needs freshening up! Offer a few hours of your time as a gift to God — many hands make light work!
This Saturday is St. Demetrios Saturday; we will serve a general pannykhida at 4:30 p.m. Confession will follow at 5:30 p.m. and then Vigil at 6 p.m. Divine Liturgy is on Sunday at 10 a.m. as usual.
At the instruction of Archbishop Peter, we will be making a special collection at the end of liturgy for those affected by the fires in California, which includes a number of our fellow Orthodox.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Repair work & services

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Thanks be to God, our contractor, Bruns, has successfully removed the leaking dome over the apse and replaced it with a new water-tight sub-roof. However, they have not yet replaced the dome and still have two large lifts parked behind the Church over the sidewalk. Please be careful as you drive and walk this weekend! Bruns intends to replace the dome next week and commence interior repairs. May God help all of this to be successfully completed!
Services this weekend are as usual: Confession today at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vigil at 6 p.m. Divine Liturgy tomorrow at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and Church School.
Mark your calendars: we will gather next Saturday morning, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon to clean the Church and hall. Please join us.
Our parish needs your loving care!
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

California Fires & services

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
The Lord is once again humbling us through a natural disaster: wild fires in California. May the Lord protect His people and comfort those who are suffering!
The fires are very near one of our ROCOR parishes, Saints Peter and Paul in Santa Rosa, CA. Four parishioners there have lost their homes to the fires, though the parish is safe and no one has been injured. Please pray for all those affected by the fires and if you are able, make a donation to this local Russian charity which is helping those in need: http://racssf.org/index.php/donate
I will be in Chicago by this evening for diocesan meetings on Friday and the Cathedral Feast Day (Pokrov) on Saturday. We will have a service Saturday night at 6 p.m. as usual, though it will be served without a priest, since I will not arrive back in Cincinnati until late Saturday night. Sunday morning Liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. as usual. To help those who would like to confess, I will begin hearing confession on Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel

Parking lot use on Saturday, Oct. 14

To let everyone know, on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. a group of volunteers with Nest Community Learning Center will be using our parking lot.
This local non-profit which helps tutor Loveland-area youth who are struggling in school is holding a fundraiser at Symmes park and the Home of the Brave at that time. The volunteers will park in our lot, walk to Symmes Park and then leave by 4:30 p.m.
I am unaware of anything happening at Church during this time; if this is a conflict please let me know ASAP.
I will be in Chicago that day. If there is an issue which anyone notices, the event contact is Evangelique DeVal: (513) 582-0673.
In Christ,
pD

Moleben for the sick, Las Vegas epistle & more

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
May the Lord bless you!
Join us tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m. for a moleben to the Mother of God, the Queen of All, for the sick. O Most Holy Theotokos, save us!
Archbishop Peter wrote an epistle to all of us in response to the shooting in Las Vegas. We should all read it and take action based on it:
Services this weekend are as usual: Confession on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., followed by Vigil at 6:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 10 a.m. with Church School after lunch.
Sincerely in Christ,
priest Daniel