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Weekly Service Bulletin: January 14 St. Nina, Apostle to Georgia

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This Week at St. Marys

 Sunday, January 14 St. Nina, Equal to the Apostles

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Great Doxology
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (G-L)
  • 6:00 PM         Young in Faith (Dill home, Springfield)

Wednesday, January 17 St. Anthony the Great

  • ·         7:00 AM         Divine Liturgy
  • ·         7:00 PM         Vespers
  • ·         7:30 PM         Adult Ed: “Becoming Truly Human”

 Friday, January 19 St. Macarius the Great,

St. Mark of Ephesus

  • ·         9:00 AM         Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas (DC)
  • ·         12:00 Noon  March for Life (DC)

Saturday, January 20 St. Euthymius the Great

  • ·         5:00 PM         Great Vespers

Sunday, January 21 Sunday of Zacchaeus, St. Maximus the Confessor

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Great Doxology
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (M-R)
  • 5:00 PM         Youth Group (Liu home, Vienna)
  • 6:00 PM         Men’s Group (Lin home, Alexandria)

 Coming Up:

Jan. 28          Parish Assembly/ Maxim Memorial      

Feb. 2            Meeting of Our Lord w/ blessing of candles

Feb. 10          Adult Catechism Part 2 begins             

Feb. 18          Forgiveness Sunday/ Cheesefare                    

Feb. 19          Beginning of Great Lent/ Great Canon begins       

Feb. 25          Sunday of Orthodoxy

 House Blessings now available by request. Check our on-line calendar for openings (most Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. No Tuesdays/ Wednesdays.)

Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 7 Troparion        (Resurrection)

By Thy Cross Thou didst destroy death./ To the thief Thou didst open Paradise./ For the Myrrhbearers Thou didst change weeping into joy,/ and Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God,/ to proclaim that Thou art risen,// granting the world great mercy.


Tone 1             Troparion of Theophany

When You, O Lord, were baptized in the Jordan,/ the worship of the Trinity was made manifest./ For the voice of the Father bore witness to You,/ calling You His Beloved Son;/ and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truthfulness of His word./ O Christ our God, You have revealed Yourself,// and have enlightened the world, glory to You!

 Tone 4             Troparion of St. Nina

O handmaid of the Word of God, who in preaching equaled the first-called Apostle Andrew, and emulated the other Apostles, enlightener of Iberia and reed-pipe of the Holy Spirit, holy Nina, pray to Christ our God to save our souls.

Tone 7             Kontakion     (Resurrection)          

The dominion of death can no longer hold men captive,/ for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers./ Hell is bound, while the Prophets rejoice and cry:/ “The Savior has come to those in faith;// enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!”

                         Glory…          Tone 2 Kontakion of St. Nina,

Let us sing praises to the chosen of Christ, Equal-to-the-Apostles and preacher of God’s word, the bearer of good tidings who brought the people of Katralina to the path of life and truth, the disciple of the Mother of God, our zealous intercessor and unwearing guardian, the most praised Nina.

           Now and Ever… Tone 4 Kontakion of Theophany

Today You have shone forth to the world, O Lord,/ and the light of Your countenance has been marked on us./ Knowing You, we sing Your praises:/ “You have come and revealed Yourself,// O unapproachable Light.”

 PROKEIMENON (“What is to be set forth”) (Tone 7) The Lord shall give strength to His people/ The Lord shall bless His people with peace! Vs. Offer to the Lord, O ye sons of God! Offer young rams to the Lord! (Ps. 28:11,1) (Tone 4) Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.  God is the Lord and has revealed Himself to us.  (Ps. 117/118:27)

EPISTLE: 1 Timothy 1:15-17 15This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. 16However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. 17Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Alleluia: v: Bring to the Lord, O you sons of God, bring to the Lord young rams. (Ps. 28:1)v: The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord , upon many waters. (Ps. 28:3) v. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Thy Name, O Most High! (Ps.91:2-3)

Gospel: Luke 18:35-43

35Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging. 36And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. 37So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him, 41saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” 42Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.


(Instead of “It is truly meet,” we sing:  Hymn to the Theotokos)

Magnify, O my soul, the most-pure Virgin Theotokos, more honorable than the heavenly hosts. No tongue knows how to praise you worthily, O Theotokos; / even Angels are overcome with awe praising you./ But since you are good, accept our faith;/ for you know our love inspired by God./ You are the defender of Christians, and we magnify you.


Join us Feb. 4 for the Souper Bowl of Caring! Please bring a canned good to support our FACETS collection in the narthex (visit for more info) and/or a donation for IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities).

 This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: Aramaic

Abunán debishmayyá
Our Father Who art in heaven
Yithkaddásh shemák
Hallowed be Thy Name
Tethé malkuthák
Thy kingdom come
Tehé sibiyonák
Thy will be done
Hekmá debishmayyá hekdén bar’á
On earth as it is in heaven
Lachmán deyómá hab lan yómá dén
Give us this day our daily bread
Ushbók lan hobén
And forgive us our trespasses 
Hek dishbáknan lehayyabén
As we forgive those who trespass against us
Ulá talínan lenisyoná 
And lead us not into temptation
Ellá passínan min bishá.
But deliver us from evil.


If you are visiting with us today, welcome!  It is a blessing for our parish to have you join us for this Divine Liturgy. If you are new to the Orthodox Church, feel free to watch, participate with us and ask the person next to you if you have any questions.

Please refrain from entering or exiting the Sanctuary during readings, processions, or the sermon. Please stay with us through the whole service and join us after!

To receive Communion in our church, one must be Orthodox, recently confessed, at peace with one’s fellows. All are welcome to greet and receive blessed bread from the priest at the end of the service.

Following Divine Liturgy, you are most welcome to join us in our fellowship hall for our coffee hour fellowship, and be sure to fill out a visitor card in the entryway (narthex).  Again, Welcome!

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