Thursday, February 14, 2008

February 17:
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Father Matthew Jackson will serve Typika with Holy Communion this coming Sunday, February 17, at 3:00 PM.

Please join us as we begin to observe these vital pre-Lenten Sundays which teach us the meaning of the Great Fast. As the Fathers of the Church teach us, we must orient the mind and heart towards repentance, otherwise our fasting is in vain.

Also, booklets for our Lenten Adult Catechism study are now available at the Church. We will begin with Saint Innocent's "The Way into the Kingdom of Heaven" on Sunday morning, February 24, at 9:15 AM.

Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee!
And learn humility from the Publican's tears!
Let us cry to our Savior,
Have mercy on us,
Only merciful One!

- Kontakion from the Lenten Triodion, Tone 4