Wednesday, January 20, 2021 UTC

HOUSE BLESSINGS

article_12030Glory to Jesus Christ! Fr Vasyl is available for house blessings.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested in having your home blessed and what day/time works best for you.

It is customary, to invite your Priest to bless your home with the Holy Water sanctified on Theophany (the feast which commemorates the Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan River).  A house can be blessed at any time, but the usual season for yearly blessings is from Theophany until the beginning of the Lenten Triodion, which begins four Sundays before Great Fast begins.

PROPERS: Theophany_House_Blessing

(When a priest visits, there is a pious custom in some places that the family makes a donation to the priest for gas and other expenses. This is appreciated, but it should not be thought of as a requirement. The scripture tells us “Freely you have received, freely give”. The priest comes to the home because he wants God’s blessing to be upon it, and to know those in his flock better and to be available to them.)

 

 

SEPT 26: HALL & CHURCH CLEAN-UP DAY

SEPT 26: HALL & CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (LUNCH PROVIDED).

GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! Please join us for a major cleaning of the hall.  More hands will make quick work of this important task.  Baking and food preparation will be scheduled in October and November and the hall needs to be in tip top shape.  Please bring a bucket, rags, gloves, and face mask/covering.

Tasks to be accomplished include:

HALL CLEANING:
Cobwebs on the ceiling, walls, etc. removed.

Fans need to be cleaned and assured they are functioning properly.

Table and chairs removed outside and cleaned (pressure wash?).

Everything in the cabinets removed and checked for infiltration of vermin. Only return items which have not been compromised by rodents or insects.  Place clean plastics in zip lock bags.

All cabinets cleaned and sanitized inside and outside, including the tops of the cabinets.

Stainless steel work table: underneath storage cleaned; top cleaned and sanitized

Entire floor, including baseboards, needs to be swept and then thoroughly mopped clean.

The large commercial refrigerator needs to be cleaned inside and outside.

Time and Weather permitting:
OUTSIDE WORK:
Pressure wash patio, furniture, sidewalks.

Four upright evergreens planted in bench boxes.

NO PARKING SIGNS reinstalled near Tryon Road.

Yellow stripe repainted on exit door of Church.

CHURCH BATHROOM:

Install gooseneck faucet on bathroom sink.

AUG 28: MOSES THE ETHIOPIAN VENERABLE – DIVINE LITURGY

AUG 28: VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM. St. Moses was a vandal in his youth & a servant in an Egyptian household. Due to bad behavior he was sent away & led a band of robbers. Since, he was a big man, tales were told that he “could swim the width of the Nile with stolen sheep on his shoulders.” During one of his thefts, he was chased by the law & decided to hide with some monks in the Egyptian desert. While there, he decided the monks’ way of life was a better way of life than thievery.  He decided to stay on to become a monk. Eventually, he was ordained a priest and became famous for his holiness and wisdom. When the Berbers invaded his area, he didn’t flee with the other monks & was slain with 6 disciples.