SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Events

August, 2020

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1, August
Dormition Fast Begins
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM
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2, August
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
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4, August
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM (All these services are live streaming only.)
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5, August
Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM
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6, August
TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST - Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM
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7, August
Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM (All these services are live streaming only.)
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8, August
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM followed by Parish Confessions
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9, August
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM - Ven. Herman of Alaska
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11, August
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM
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14, August
Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM
Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM
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15, August
DORMITION of the Most Holy Theotokos - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM
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16, August
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM - Image of Christ "Not Made by Hands"
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18, August
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM
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21, August
Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM
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22, August
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM
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23, August
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
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25, August
Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM
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28, August
Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM
Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM
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29, August
Beheading of St. John the Baptist - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM - STRICT FAST
Great Vespers - 5:00 PM
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30, August
Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM
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Dormition Fast Begins

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 01:00 AM
Dormition Fast Begins and lasts until the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos.   “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth, all generations will call me blessed.” (Luke 1:46-48)

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - “Hence we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid; what can man do to me?" Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings; for it is well that the heart be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited their adherents. (Heb 13:6-10)

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 09:30 AM
Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone: The Lord shall give strength to His people! The Lord shall bless His people with peace!  (Psalm 29:11)

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM (All these services are live streaming only.)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 09:00 AM
"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,and pay your vows to the Most High;  and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me." (Ps. 50:14-15)  (Live streaming only)

Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 05:00 PM
“Thou wast transfigured on the Mount, O Christ God, revealing Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting light shine upon us sinners! Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!”

TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST - Divine Liturgy 9:30 AM

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 09:30 AM
“Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.” (Matthew 17:1-3)

Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM (All these services are live streaming only.)

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 09:00 AM
O gracious Lady, you pray for all of those who with faith take refuge in your realm of protection.   We sinners ever in misery and affliction  have no other recourse to God but you.   We are burdened by many sins.   O Birthgiver of God,   We bow before you:   Save your servants from every misfortune.

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM followed by Parish Confessions

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 05:00 PM
Great Vespers followed by Parish Confessions.  -  "Gladden the soul of Thy servant, for to Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.  For Thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on Thee.  Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; hearken to my cry of supplication.  In the day of my trouble I call on Thee, for Thou dost answer me". (Ps. 86:4-7)

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM - Ven. Herman of Alaska

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 09:30 AM
O blessed Father Herman of Alaska, north star of Christ’s holy Church, the light of your holy life and great deeds guides those who follow the Orthodox way. Together we lift high the Holy Cross you planted firmly in America. Let all behold and glorify Jesus Christ, singing His holy Resurrection. (Troparion — Tone 4)

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 09:00 AM
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." For this is He who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight." (Matt 3:1-3)

Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 09:00 AM
O blessed Theotokos, open the doors of compassion to us whose hope is in you, that we may not perish but be delivered from adversity through you, who are the salvation of the Christian people.

Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 05:00 PM
O blessed Theotokos, open the doors of compassion to us whose hope is in you, that we may not perish but be delivered from adversity through you, who are the salvation of the Christian people.

DORMITION of the Most Holy Theotokos - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 09:30 AM
And Mary said,   'My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden; for behold henceforth all generations will call me blessed."   (Luke 1:46-48)  Prokeimenon #3 (Cantlcle of the Theotokos)

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 05:00 PM
"If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all.  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."  No, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head."  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rom. 12:18-21)

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM - Image of Christ "Not Made by Hands"

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 09:30 AM
We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One, and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God. Of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh to deliver Your creatures from bondage to the Enemy. Therefore with thanksgiving we cry aloud to You: “You have filled all with joy, O our Savior, by coming to save the world.”  (Troparion Tone 2)

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 09:00 AM
Then went out to him  [John]  Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan,  and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.  (Matt 3:5-6)

Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 09:00 AM
Let us sinful and humbled, now earnestly hasten to the Mother of God, and let us bow down in repentance, crying out from the depth of our souls: “O Lady, have compassion on us and come to our aid. Make haste, for we perish from the multitude of our sins. Do not turn us away emptyhanded, for you are our only intercessor." (Troparion Tone 4)

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 05:00 PM
For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Rom 8:38-39)

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 09:30 AM
Hell became afraid, O Almighty Sav ior, seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb!  The dead arose!  Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee!  And the world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.  (Kontakion Tone 2)

Akathist to St. John the Baptist - 9:00 AM

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 09:00 AM
“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when He came up out of the water, immediately He saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with Thee I am well pleased." (Mark 1:9-11)

Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 09:00 AM
“O gracious Lady, you pray for all of those who with faith take refuge in your realm of protection. We sinners ever in misery and affliction, have no other recourse to God but you. We are burdened by many sins . O Birthgiver of God, We bow before you: Save your servants from every misfortune.” (Aposticha Tone 2).

Great Vespers With Litiya - 5:00 PM

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 05:00 PM
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Hero'dias danced before the company, and pleased Herod, so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.  Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter."  And the king was sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given;  he sent and had John beheaded in the prison,  and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.  And his disciples came and took the body and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.   (Matt 14:6-12)

Beheading of St. John the Baptist - Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM - STRICT FAST

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 09:30 AM
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company, and pleased Herod,  so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.  Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter."  And the king was sorry; but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given;  he sent and had John beheaded in the prison,  and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.  And his disciples came and took the body and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.   (Matt 14:6-12)

Great Vespers - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 05:00 PM
“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when He came up out of the water, immediately He saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with Thee I am well pleased." (Mark 1:9-11)

Divine Liturgy - 9:30 AM

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 09:30 AM
Let the heavens rejoice! Let the earth be glad! For the Lord has shown strength with His arm! He has trampled down death by death! He has become the first-born of the dead! He has delivered us from the depths of hell, and has granted the world great mercy!  (Troparion Tone 3)

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Moleben to the Theotokos - 9:00 AM

O blessed Theotokos, open the doors of compassion to us whose hope is in you, that we may not perish but be delivered from adversity through you, who are the salvation of the Christian people.