SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Events

January, 2018

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1, January
Circumcision of Christ, St. Basil, Civil New Year - Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.
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5, January
Vigil and Blessing of Water - 6:00 p.m.
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6, January
Epiphay Theophany - Baptism of Christ - Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.
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7, January
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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13, January
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
General Confesson
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14, January
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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15, January
Enightener Deadline
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20, January
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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21, January
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Zacchaeus Sunday
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27, January
Geat Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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28, January
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee
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29, January
Great Vespers with Litiya - 6:00 p.m.
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30, January
Three Hierarchs - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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Circumcision of Christ, St. Basil, Civil New Year - Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Circumcision of Christ, St. Basil, and Civil New Year - Molieben for the New Year following Divine Liturgy.  -   The eighth day from His Nativity, our Savior accepted the circumcision commanded by the Law. According to the command of the Angel, He received the Name which is above every name: JESUS, which means “Savior” (Matt. 1:21, Luke 1:31 and 2:21)

Vigil and Blessing of Water - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Vigil and Blessing of Water 6:00 p.m. - Upon completion of the baptism, when Jesus Christ came out of the water, suddenly the heavens were opened over Him; and John saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Him, and heard the voice of God the Father from Heaven saying, “This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.”

Epiphay Theophany - Baptism of Christ - Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Epiphany – Baptism of Christ – “Today the grace of the Holy Spirit has descended on the waters in the likeness of a dove. Today has shone the sun that does not set, and the world is lighted by the light of the Lord. Today the moon shines with the world in its radiating beams. Today the shining stars adorn the universe with the splendor of their radiance. Today the clouds from heaven moisten mankind with showers of justice. Today the Uncreated accepts of His own will the laying on of hands by His own creation. Today the Prophet and Forerunner draws nigh to the Master, and halts with trembling when he witnesses the condescension of God towards us. Today the waters of the Jordan are changed to healing by the presence of the Lord. Today the whole universe is watered by mystical streams. Today the sins of mankind are blotted out by the waters of the Jordan. Today the darkness of the world vanishes with the appearance of our God. Today the whole creation is lighted from on high. Today is error annulled, and the coming of the Lord prepares for us a way of salvation Today the celestials celebrate with the terrestrials, and the terrestrials commune with the celestials. Today the assembly of noble and great voiced Orthodoxy rejoices. Today the Lord comes to baptism to elevate mankind above. Today the Unbowable bows to His servant to deliver us from slavery. Today we have bought the kingdom of heaven, for the kingdom of heaven has no end. (From the Theophany prayer of St. Sophronius)

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy – Synaxis St. John the Baptist - “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us as we have set our hope on Thee. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous! Praise befits the just!” (Prokeimenon, Tone 1)

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy -"If you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands:  Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!"  (Proverbs 6:2-3)  In other words, the best way to get the last word is to apologize.

General Confesson

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 06:30 PM
General Confession following Great Vespers.

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - The Prokeimenon in the 7th Tone:  "The Lord shall give srength to His people!   The Lord shall bless His people with peace!

Enightener Deadline

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:00 AM
Please be sure to give Barbara all articles before this date.

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - Tomorrow is the first indication that we are approaching the Great Lenten period before Pascha. The Sunday tomorrow is dedicated to Zacchaeus whose zeal and desire to see Jesus brings salvation to him and his family. This wonderful account of an actual event is told only in Luke. Zacchaeus means “the pure and innocent one.” His name was not evident in the choice he made for an occupation. He was the chief tax collector. Being short of stature and, in his zeal to see Jesus, he climbed a sycamore tree. Jesus, after noticing him in the tree, says to Zacchaeus,” make haste and come down for today I must stay at your house.” The people nearby were angry that Jesus would visit a sinner. However, Zacchaeus joyfully receives Jesus and offers to voluntarily repent. Exactly what happened in the house of Zacchaeus is unknown but the joy rings out in Christ’s parting words which are: “Today salvation has come to this house because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Zacchaeus Sunday

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - The first of the pre-Lenten Sundays - Zacchaeus Sunday – This wonderful account of an actual event is told only in Luke. Zacchaeus means “the pure and innocent one.” His name was not evident in the choice he made for an occupation. He was the chief tax collector. Being short of stature and, in his zeal to see Jesus, he climbed a sycamore tree. Jesus, after noticing him in the tree, says to Zacchaeus,” make haste and come down for today I must stay at your house.” The people nearby were angry that Jesus would visit a sinner. However, Zacchaeus joyfully receives Jesus and offers to voluntarily repent. Exactly what happened in the house of Zacchaeus is unknown but the joy rings out in Christ’s parting words which are: “Today salvation has come to this house because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Geat Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - Tomorrow is dedicated to the Pubican and Pharisee.  The story of the Publican and Pharisee is told by Jesus in the form of a parable or story, which is the way Jesus taught His teachings so that the people hearing would understand.  The two men went in to pray and one of them, the Pharisee, says to God, "God I thank you that I'm not like other men-extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.  I fast 2 times a week and I give tithes of all that I possess."  The osther man, a Publican who was a despised tax collector, did not even look up to heaven but, bowing his head cried softly, "God be merciful to me a sinner."  Jesus asked, "which one was forgiven and who was condemned?"    Because of his humility, the Publican was forgiven.   

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - Sunday of the Pubican and Pharisee -  Let us flee from the pride of the Pharisee and learn humility from the Publican's tears.  Let us cry to our Savior.   Have mercy on us, O only-merciful One.   (Kontakion)

Great Vespers with Litiya - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers with Litiya for the feast of Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. The three most great luminaries of the Three-Sun Divinity have illumined all of the world with the rays of doctrines divine and true; they are the sweetly flowing rivers of wisdom, who with godly knowledge have watered all creation in clear and mighty streams: The great and sacred Basil, and the Theologian, wise Gregory, together with the renowned John, the famed Chrysostom of golden speech. Let us all who love their divinely-wise words come together, honoring them with hymns; for ceaselessly they offer entreaty for us to the Trinity.

Three Hierarchs - Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy for the Synaxis Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, John Chrysostom. The three most great luminaries of the Three-Sun Divinity have illumined all of the world with the rays of doctrines divine and true; they are the sweetly flowing rivers of wisdom, who with godly knowledge have watered all creation in clear and mighty streams: The great and sacred Basil, and the Theologian, wise Gregory, together with the renowned John, the famed Chrysostom of golden speech. Le us all who love their divinely-wise words come together, honoring them with hymns; for ceaselessly they offer entreaty for us to the Trinity.

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Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange...