SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Events

October, 2017

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1, October
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos
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7, October
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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8, October
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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14, October
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
General Confesson
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15, October
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Choir Appreciation Luncheon
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17, October
Trustees' Meeting
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18, October
Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke
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21, October
St. Demetrius Memorial Saturday - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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22, October
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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26, October
Greatmartyr Demetrius
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28, October
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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29, October
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
"O" Club Pot Luck Luncheon ....
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Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos - "Today we Orthodox people joyfully keep festival, being illumined by thy glorious coming among us, O Mother of God; and gazing upon thy most pure image, we say with compunction:  Shelter us with thy most precious Protection, and deliver us from all evil, and pray to thy Son, Christ our God, that He save our souls."   (Dismissal Hymn, Tone 4)

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - Tomorrow we commemorate the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council - Tomorrow the Church remembers the 350 Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council under the holy Patriarch Tarasius (February 25). The Synod of 787, the second to meet at Nicea, refuted the Iconoclast heresy during the reign of Empress Irene and her son Constantine VI. The Council decreed that the veneration of icons was not idolatry (Exodus 20:4-5), because the honor shown to them is not directed to the wood or paint, but passes to the prototype (the person depicted). It also upheld the possibility of depicting Christ, Who became man and took flesh at His Incarnation. The Father, on the other hand, cannot be represented in His eternal nature, because “no man has seen God at any time” (John 1:18).

General Confesson

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 06:30 PM
General Confession following vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy. 

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council - "Most glorious are You, O Christ our God! You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth! Through them you have guided us to the true faith! O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You!" Troparion Tone 8

Choir Appreciation Luncheon

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 01:00 PM
Choir Appreciation Luncheon following Divine Liturgy and coffee hour.  

Trustees' Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 07:00 PM
Trustees' Meeting

Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 01:00 AM
Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke - The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, was a native of Syrian Antioch, a companion of the holy Apostle Paul (Phil.1:24, 2 Tim. 4:10-11), and a physician enlightened in the Greek medical arts. Hearing about Christ, Luke arrived in Palestine and fervently accepted the preaching of salvation from the Lord Himself. Luke accompanied Saint Paul on his second missionary journey, and from that time they were inseparable. When Paul’s coworkers had forsaken him, only Luke remained to assist him in his ministry (2 Tim. 4:10-11). After the martyric death of the First-Ranked Apostles Peter and Paul, Saint Luke left Rome to preach in Achaia, Libya, Egypt and the Thebaid. He ended his life by suffering martyrdom in the city of Thebes.

St. Demetrius Memorial Saturday - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Demetrius Memorial Saturday - Divine Liturgy and General Panikhida -  "The saying is sure: If we have died with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we endure, we shall also reign with Him;"   (2 Tim 2:11-12)

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - Today is a Memorial Saturday (Demetrius) -  "But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep."     Thess 4:13-15

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - You can accomplish more in one hour with God than one lifetime without Him! "Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible"." Matt 19:26

Greatmartyr Demetrius

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 01:00 AM
Greatmartyr Demetrius - During the reign of Saint Constantine (306-337), a church was built over the grave of Saint Demetrius. A hundred years later, during the construction of a majestic new church on the old spot, the incorrupt relics of the holy martyr were uncovered. Since the seventh century a miraculous flow of fragrant myrrh has been found beneath the crypt of the Great Martyr Demetrius, so he is called “the Myrrh-gusher.” Saint Demetrius is regarded as a protector of the young, and is also invoked by those struggling with lustful temptations.

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Cor 3:17-18

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains. He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day! (Kontakion Tone 4)

"O" Club Pot Luck Luncheon ....

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM
The "O" Club Pot Luck Luncheon will be held following Divine Liturgy and coffee hour. 

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St. Demetrius Memorial Saturday - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Demetrius Memorial Saturday - Divine Liturgy and General Panikhida -  "The saying is sure: If we have died with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we endure, we shall also reign with Him;"   (2 Tim 2:11-12)