Dear Brothers & Sisters,

Spring is literally just around the corner with Pascha not far behind. Those of you with pussy-willows growing in your yards please watch for them to develop their lovely velvet buds and harvest them for the church. They can be left on the deck in the back of the parish house.

The exciting 9th issue of THE PARISHIONER, our quarterly publication is available at the candles stand. Pick up your copy. The electronic version was sent to our subscribers earlier today.

SAVE THE DATE: On March 25 & 26 we will welcome His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, our new First Hierarch. On the evening of the 26th we will conduct our annual Holy Unction service. In order to participate and receive the most benefit from this Holy Mystery, you must have been to confession and Holy Communion at least once during this Great Lent. 

Tuesday, March 14.  Slavonic Choir rehearsal – 7:00 PM.

Wednesday, March 15. Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts – 7:00 PM. Confessions – 6:00 PM.

Thursday, March 16.  English Choir rehearsal – 7:00 PM.

Friday, March 17. Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts – 7:00 PM. Confessions – 6:00 PM.

Saturday, March 18.   3rd Saturday of Great Lent. Ancestral Saturday.  Requiem Matins, Hours and Divine Liturgy – 8:00 AM.

Saturday, March 18.  Meeting of the Scouts in the Parish Hall – 2:00 PM.

Saturday, March 18.  Vigil (with the bringing out of the Life-giving Cross) – 5:00 PM.

Sunday, March 19. 3rd Sunday of Great Lent. Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross. English Liturgy – 7:40 AM); Slavonic Liturgy – 10:10 AM. 

In XC,
Fr Victor
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