Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Zacchaeus Sunday: February 1

Saturday, January 31
Vespers 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 1:
Adult Class 9:00 AM
Hours 9:45 AM
Typika 10:00 AM
In Orthodox Churches following the Slavic lectionary, the Sunday of Zacchaeus signals the beginning of our preparatory period before Great Lent. The story of the tax-collector who climbed a tree to see Jesus reminds us that our Lenten devotion should begin with a recognition of sinfulness, just as Zacchaeus recognized his sins. He promised to make restitution by giving half of his wealth to the poor and by paying to those he had falsely accused four times as much as they had lost. In this, he went beyond the requirements of the Law.

Just as Zacchaeus "sought to see who Jesus was" (Luke 19:3), that same desire and effort to see Jesus starts the movement through Lent towards Holy Pascha.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sunday, January 25:
Commemoration of Saint Gregory the Theologian
The Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
No Vespers on Saturday, January 24
Sunday, January 25
Adult Catechism 9:00 AM
Hours 9:45 AM
Typika 10:00 AM

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Archpriest Joseph Fester
to Visit this Weekend

We are delighted to welcome Archpriest Joseph Fester, Assistant to His Eminence, Archbishop DMITRI and Dean of the South Central Deanery in the Diocese of the South.

Father Joseph also serves as Associate Priest at Saint Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas, with duties including conducting worship services, assisting in Cathedral communication efforts and other pastoral duties as assigned by the Archbishop.


Saturday, January 17

4:00 PM Great Blessing of the Waters

5:00 PM Great Vespers

Sunday, January 18

9:00 AM Adult Catechism

9:45 AM Third Hour Prayers

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy

A festive coffee hour will follow the Liturgy, with an opportunity to meet Father Joseph and learn more about the future of our mission in Baton Rouge, the Diocese, and the OCA.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

January 6:
The Theophany of our Lord

Schedule for this weekend:
Sunday, January 11
Adult Catechism 9:00 AM
Hours 9:45 AM
Typika 10:00 AM

When Thou, O Lord wast baptized in the Jordan
The worship of the Trinity was made manifest
For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee
And called Thee His beloved Son.
And the Spirit, in the form of a dove,
Confirmed the truthfulness of His word.
O Christ, our God, Thou hast revealed Thyself
And hast enlightened the world, glory to Thee!

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Friday, January 02, 2009

No Services January 3-4...

...regular Sunday schedule resumes January 11.