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Weekly Service Bulletin: January 28 Parish Assembly

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This Week at St. Marys


Sunday, January 28 Sunday of Publican and Pharisee,

Sts. Ephraim and Isaac of Syria

  • 9:30 AM         Memorial: Maxim
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy 
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship

(S-Z/ Maxim memorial meal)

  • 12:00 PM       Parish Assembly

Wednesday, January 31 St. Marcella of Rome (fast-free)

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


Thursday, February 1st St. Brigid of Ireland

  • ·         7:00 AM         Divine Liturgy

Friday, February 2nd Presentation of our Lord (Candlemas) (fast-free)

  • ·         10:30 AM      Divine Liturgy with blessing of candles
  • ·         12:00 Noon  Fast-Free Brunch/ Book study

Saturday, February 3rd Sts. Simeon and Anna

  • ·         4:00 Pm         Confessions
  • ·         4:40 PM         Memorial (Subu)/ Great Vespers

Sunday, February 4 Sunday of Prodigal Son, St. Isidore of Pelusium

  • 9:30 AM         Matins
  • 10:00 AM     Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
  • 11:45 AM      Church School/ Fellowship (A-F)
  • 12:00 PM       Parish Assembly


Coming Up:

Feb. 5-9         ROEA Clergy “Confretreat” (Office Closed)

Feb. 13          DC Clergy Council meeting @ St. Mary’s

Feb. 17          Men’s Choir Liturgy/ St. Juliana Fellowship Afternoon Tea

Feb. 18          Forgiveness Sunday/ Cheesefare/ Youth group                 

Feb. 19          Beginning of Great Lent/ Great Canon begins       

Feb. 25          Sunday of Orthodoxy (@ St. Sophia GOC in DC)


Movable Portions of the Liturgy

Tone 1 Troparion        (Resurrection)

When the stone had been sealed by the Jews,/ while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure body,/ Thou didst rise on the third day, O Savior,/ granting life to the world./ The powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life:/ “Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!/ Glory to Thy ^Kingdom!// Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou who lovest of mankind!”

Tone 4 Troparion (Protection of the Mother of God)

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!”

Glory… Tone 4          Kontakion     (from the Lenten Triodion)

Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee!/ Let us learn humility from the Publican’s tears!/ Let us cry to our Savior:/ “Have mercy on us,// O only merciful One!”

Now and Ever Tone 3  Kontakion (Protection of the Mother of God)

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: (Serbian/Slavonic ): Sviatyi Bozhe, Sviatyi Krepkyi, Sviatyi Bezsmertnyi, pomilui nas.


Tone 1 Prokeimenon (Ps 32/33:22,1) Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on You! v: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!  Praise befits the just!

2 Timothy 3:10-15 10But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Tone 1 Alleluia: (Ps  17/18:47,50)  v: God gives vengeance unto me, and subdues people under me. v: He magnifies the salvation of the King and deals mercifully with David, His anointed, and his seed forever. 

Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11“The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12‘I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13“And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”


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.


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).

Join us! Saturday, February 17 – St. Mary Tea, Fellowship Hall 1-3pm. Men and Women welcome. Please Bring a sweet or savory dish to share (Cheesefare Week—no meat). Free. RSVP/details: Eva Fadel or Christina Jatras.

     Men’s Choir to sing Memorial Liturgy on Feb. 17.

Adult Catechism starts Feb. 10!

Saturdays 3:00-4:30 PM until March 31, we will be studying the life of the Church and the Sacraments. This is a required course for catechumens but open to the public, inquirers, and those desiring to renew or reinvigorate their faith! 


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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