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Weekly Service Bulletin: March 4 Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

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This Week at St. Marys


Sunday, March 4   Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

  • 9:30 AM         Matins
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
  • 11:45 AM      OCMC Soup Luncheon with Presentation on Mission Trip/ Church School/ Fellowship (A-F)

Monday, March 5  Martyr Conon

  • ·         7:00 PM         Byzantine Chant

Wednesday, March 7  St. Paul the Confessor

  • ·         7:00 PM         Great Compline


Friday, March 9     St. Chad of Lichfield

  • ·         10:30 AM      Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
  • ·         12:00 PM       Book Study
  • ·         6:00 PM         Akathist Part 2&3

Saturday, March 10 Memorial Saturday

  • ·         10:00 AM      Memorial Liturgy
  • ·         3:00 PM         Catechism
  • ·         5:00 PM         Great Vespers

Sunday, March 11 Sunday of the Cross

  • 9:30 AM         Matins with Cross
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (G-L)


Coming Up:

Mar. 20           Parish Council          Mar. 25: Annunciation        

Mar. 31:          Lazarus Sat.               April 1: Palm Sunday          

April 8:            Pascha/ Orthodox Easter


Submissions for the March-April Newsletter now being sought!



Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 6 Troparion        (Resurrection)

The angelic powers were at Thy tomb; the guards became as dead men.  Mary stood by Thy grave, seeking Thy most pure Body.  Thou didst capture hell, not being tempted by it. Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life.  O Lord who didst rise from the dead, glory to Thee!

Tone 4 Troparion        (Protection)

Today the faithful celebrate the feast with joy,/ illumined by your coming, O Mother of God./ Beholding your pure image, we fervently cry to you:/ “Encompass us beneath the precious veil of your protection./ Deliver us from every form of evil,/ by entreating Christ, your Son and our God,// that He may save our souls!”


Tone 8 Troparion        (St Gregory Palamas)

O light of Orthodoxy, teacher of the Church, its confirmation,/ O ideal of monks and invincible champion of theologians,/ O wonderworking Gregory, glory of Thessalonica and preacher of grace,// always intercede before the Lord that our souls may be saved!


Tone 4             Kontakion     (from the Lenten Triodion)

Now is the time for action!/ Judgment is at the doors!/ So let us rise and fast,/ offering alms with tears of compunction and crying:/ “Our sins are more in number than the sands of the sea;/ but forgive us, O Master of all,// so that we may receive the incorruptible crowns!”


Glory… Tone 8 Kontakion   (St Gregory Palamas)

Holy and divine instrument of wisdom,/ joyful trumpet of theology,/ together we sing your praises, O God-inspired Gregory./ Since you  now stand before the Original Mind, guide our minds to Him, O Father,// so that we may sing to you: “Rejoice, preacher of grace!”


Now and Ever… Kontakion Protection Tone 3

The Virgin is present today in the Church/ And with the fellowship of saints she prays to God on our behalf./ The angels and the bishops worship!/ The apostles and the prophets make glad!// For the Theotokos makes supplications for us to the everlasting God!

Trisagion: (Arabic): Quddūsun Allāh, Quddūsun al-qawī, Quddūsun alladhī lā yamūt urḥamnā.

Tone 5            Prokeimenon:  (Ps 11/12:7,1) You, O Lord, shall protect us and preserve us from this generation forever. v: Save me, O Lord, for there is no longer any that is godly.


Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-2:3

Brethren 10And: “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 11 They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment; 12 Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail.” 13But to which of the angels has He ever said: “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”? 14Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? 2 1Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

Tone 5 Alleluia: (Ps  88/89:1,2) v: I will sing of Your mercies, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Your truth from generation to generation. v: For You have said: “Mercy will be established forever; Your truth will be prepared in the heavens. 


Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 At that time, 1 He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. 2Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. 3Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. 5When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” 6And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7“Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? 9“Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? 10“But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic, 11“I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 12Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”


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

All of creation rejoices in you, O Full of Grace: the assembly of Angels and the race of men. O sanctified temple and spiritual paradise, the glory of virgins, from whom God was incarnate and became a Child –our God before the ages. He made your body into a throne, and your womb He made more spacious than the heavens. All of creation rejoices in you, O Full of Grace. Glory to you!


This Month’s Lord’s Prayer: Greek

Pater imon

o-entis ouranis

Agiastheeto to onomasoo

eltheto ee vasileea soo

Geneetheeto to thelimasoo

os en ourano kai epitis gis

Ton arton imon

ton epioosion dos imin simeron

Kaiafes imin ta ofilaymata imon

os kaimees afiemen

tois ofiletes imon

kai mi isenengkes imas eeis pirasmon

alla reesae imas apo too poniroo.

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