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Forefeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God
Forefeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God

The Troparion of the Forefeast invites us to gather on this day in gladness, for the Theotokos is about to depart from earth to heaven.

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Prophet Micah
Prophet Micah

The Prophet Micah, the sixth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, was descended from the Tribe of Judah and was a native of the city of Moresheth, to the south of Jerusalem. His prophetic service began around the year 778 before Christ and continued for almost 50 years under the kings of Judah: Jotham,…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Far Caves
Translation of the relics of Venerable Theodosius of the Kiev Far Caves

Saint Theodosius of the Caves was the Father of monasticism in Russia. He was born at Vasilevo, not far from Kiev. From his youth he felt an irresistible attraction for the ascetic life, and led an ascetic lifestyle while still in his parental home. He disdained childish games and attractions, and…

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Venerable Arcadius of Novotorsk
Venerable Arcadius of Novotorsk

On August 14, 1798 the holy relics of Saint Arcadius were placed in a stone coffin, which had served as the resting place of his Elder, Saint Ephraim until 1572. Saint Arcadius is also commemorated on December 13 (the day of his blessed repose), July 11 (the transfer of his relics in 1677), and…

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Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea
Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea

The Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea, was born of illustrious parents on the island of Cyprus. Having received a fine education, he occupied a high civil office. Everyone marveled at his purity of life, mildness, kindness and eloquence. In the year 375, the saint left his wife and children,…

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Icon of the Mother of God “the Converser”
Icon of the Mother of God “the Converser”

The “Converser” Icon of the Mother of God is so named since it depicts the Mother of God and Saint Nicholas of Myra conversing with the sacristan George. This event occurred soon after the appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos in 1383, when the Most Holy Theotokos…

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Icon of the Mother of God of Narva

The Narva Icon of the Mother of God became famous in the year 1558, when the Russian army attacked the city of Narva. In one of the houses where Russian merchants had once lived, drunken Germans grabbed an icon of the Mother of God that had been left behind. Mocking the holy thing, they threw it…

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New Martyr Nazarius, Metropolitan of Kutaisi-Gaenati, and his companions, of Georgia
New Martyr Nazarius, Metropolitan of Kutaisi-Gaenati, and his companions, of Georgia

Metropolitan Nazarius of Kutaisi-Gaenati was born in 1872 in the village of Didi Jikhaishi in Imereti. His forefathers belonged to a long lineage of clergy, and the future metropolitan was nurtured in the Church from the earliest years of his youth. Nazarius (known in the world as Joseph) received…

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Confession schedule can be found in the bulletin OR by clicking here: Monthly Calendar For those who are hesitant to worship in person, Fr. David is available to meet with you, either at home or in church, to participate in the Sacraments of Holy Confession and Communion. Please email or call Fr. David to set up an appointment. 
 
Church Family Night will be held on Seven Acres on Fri., Aug. 19, from 6 - 10PM. This is not a children's event or a community event; it is a full church informal event that promises Orthodox Christian values by sharing in food, fellowship and fun! After a two-year COVID lockdown, everyone is invited to come out and reconnect with the wonderful people who make up our parish.
 
Church Block Party is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 21st, from 6- 9PM. It is our hope that this event will be a truly positive and powerful way to bring the community together, as it breaks down barriers and gives the opportunity of fellowship with our neighbors.
 
Archbishop Michael will be making an Archpastoral Visit on Sun., September 4th. We will be greeting His Emminence at 9 am, with a Heirarchical Divine Liturgy to follow. Afterwards, a luncheon, hosted by the Parish Council, will be held in the hall, during which everyone will have the opportunity to meet and greet Vladika.
 
Parish Picnic, hosted by the Men's Club, is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, on Seven Acres, from noon - 5:00PM. Traditional picnic fare will be served; there will also be lots of fun things to do for both children and adults or you can choose to simply kick back and relax. A wonderful afternoon is planned. 
 
Join the Altar Society on Tues., September 20th  on its Atlantic City Bus Trip to the Resorts Hotel and CasinoDetails to follow
FOOD CARD PROGRAM : Food cards are available for various supermarket chains after Divine Liturgy, and do not cost any more than the face value of the card. The church receives a percentage as a free fundraiser! See Judy Znaiden in church or at jznaiden@optonline.net.
 
MEETING DATES: 

Parish Council: Mon. Aug. 15th @7:30PM (Hall)

Choir Rehearsal: Tues, Aug. 3rd @7:00PM (Church)

Men's Club: Thurs, Aug 18th@7:00PM(Hall)

Altar Society: Mon, TBD @6:30 (Hall)


Sunday, August 14th
9:00 Divine Liturgy
7:00 Great Vespers w/Litiya and Blessing of Flowers
Monday, August 15th
DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
9:00 Divine Liturgy w/Blessing of Flowers
Saturday, August 20th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
Sunday, August 21st
9:00 Divine Liturgy
Saturday, August 27th
6:00 Confessions
7:00 Vespers
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