Festal Liturgical Schedule July 20th - July 27th

Reverend Clergy, Honorable Parish Council Members, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The summer time for many of us is a time of relaxation, travel and recuperation. As we travel and retreat with our families, it is also important that we take time to retreat with God, as well, and to call on Him as our source of strength. As St. Paul tells us, all things are possible through Him who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13).

At the conclusion of this week, and continuing into next week we will have a number of opportunities at Church for us to retreat as community, including the celebration of the Patronal Feast of our chapel for St. Panteleimon. For your reference and convenience service dates and times are included below: 

Friday, July 20th Feast of the Prophet Elias

Orthros 8:30 AM and Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

Tuesday, July 24th Feast of St. Christina the Great Martyr

Orthros 8:30 AM and Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

Wednesday, July 25th Feast of St. Anna the Mother of the Theotokos

Orthros 8:30 AM and Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

Thursday, July 26th - Feast of St. Paraskeve the Martyr

Orthros 8:30 AM and Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

and in the evening

Feast of St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr and Healer

Great Vespers 7 PM

Ladies Philoptochos Reception to Follow with Potluck-Style Refreshments

Bring a dessert or beverage from home to share!

Friday, July 27th Feast of St. Panteleion the Great Martyr and Healer

Orthros 8:30 AM and Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

I would also like to extend a special invitation to all for the Feast of St. Anna on July 25th, as I will be celebrating my one year anniversary of my ordination to the holy priesthood. I am very thankful to be able to serve Christ's ministry in our community, and to be able to labor in His vineyard with you. 

Both Fr. Athanasios and I look forward to celebrating and praying with you as your work and vacation schedules permit. We also wish all those who celebrate kronia polla and many years!

St. Panteleimon with depictions of events from his life. Notice that he is holding a box containing medicine. In his ministry, St. Panteleimon was an unmercenary, meaning that he offered healing without taking payment. He also depicted holding a cross as a sign of his martyrdom.

May St. Panteleimon intercede for us!