Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Patronal Feast Day: November 16
Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist

We are delighted to announce that Father Nikolay Miletkov will visit Baton Rouge this weekend as we commemorate our heavenly patron, the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew.
Saturday, November 15 -
Great Vespers 5:00 PM

Sunday, November 16 -
Adult Catechism 9:00 AM
Hours 9:45 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM

Father Nikolay will be available to hear confessions (in Russian or in English) before and after Vespers on Saturday and (if necessary) before Liturgy on Sunday.

We will share a festive coffee hour after the Liturgy on Sunday (within the parameters of the Nativity Fast, meaning no meat or dairy). Please bring something to share!
Troparion-Tone 3
With zeal, you followed Christ the Master,
who in His goodness, appeared on earth to mankind.
Summoning you from the custom house,
He revealed you as a chosen apostle:
the proclaimer of the the Gospel to the whole world!
Therefore, divinely eloquent Matthew,
we honor your precious memory!
Entreat merciful God
that He may grant our souls remission of transgressions.