Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy this Weekend

Father Nikolay Miletkov will serve Great Vespers this Saturday evening, February 9, at 5:00 PM and Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, February 10, at 10:00 AM. Also, remember that Adult Catechism meets Sunday morning at 9:15 AM.

We will mark the Sunday of Zacchaeus, which in the Slavic Orthodox Churches indicates the beginning of our preparation for Great Lent.

Just as Great Lent prepares us for our celebration of the Resurrection during the Paschal season, we also "prepare for the Lenten preparation." The first sign of the approach of Great Lent comes five Sundays before its beginning, with the Gospel reading is about Zacchaeus the tax-collector. It tells how Christ brought salvation to the sinful man and how his life was changed simply because he "sought to see who Jesus was" (Luke 19:3). The desire and effort to see Jesus begins the entire movement through Lent towards Pascha. It is the first movement of salvation.

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