SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Events

June, 2017

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Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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4, June
Divine Liturgy - Pentecost - 9:00 a.m.
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5, June
Divine Liturgy - Day of the Holy Spirit - 9:00 a.m.
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10, June
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
General Confession
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11, June
Divine Liturgy - All Saints - 9:00 a.m.
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12, June
Beginning of the Apostles Fast
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17, June
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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18, June
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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23, June
Great Vespers with Litya - 6:00 p.m.
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24, June
Nativity of St. John the Baptist - Divine Liturgy - 8:30 a.m.
Funeral - Edward Wancho - 10:15 a.m.
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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25, June
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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28, June
Great Vespers with Litya - 6:00 p.m.
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Divine Liturgy - Sts. Peter and Paul - 9:00 a.m.
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Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - Sunday,June 4,  is Pentecost.  The Holy Spirit that Christ had promised to His disciples came on the day of Pentecost.  (John 14:26, 15:26; Luke 24:49;Acts 1:5)  The apostles received “the power from on high,” and they began to preach and bear witness to Jesus as the risen Christ, the King and the Lord.  This moment has traditionally been called the birthday of the Church.

Divine Liturgy - Pentecost - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy - Pentecost - Pentecost – “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed as resting upon each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit  ... "  (Acts 2:1-4)

Divine Liturgy - Day of the Holy Spirit - 9:00 a.m.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy - Day of the Holy Spirit - The Monday following Pentecost is the Feast of the Holy Spirit .   This day is devoted to glorification of the Holy Spirit.   There is no fasting during the week following Pentecost.

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers - Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - General confession will follow Great Vespers this evening.

General Confession

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 06:30 PM
General Confession will follow Great Vespers.

Divine Liturgy - All Saints - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy - All Saints - It is Christ who will judge, not God the Father.  Christ has received the power of judgment "because He is the Son of Man."  (John 5:27)  Thus, man and the world are not judged by God "sitting on a cloud,"  as it were, but by one who is truly a man, the one who has suffered every temptation of this world and has emerged victorious. 

Beginning of the Apostles Fast

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 01:00 AM
Beginning of Sts. Peter and Paul Fast.  The holy day is June 29, for the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. 

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after;  that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.  (Psalm 27)

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - All Saints of America and Russia - "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."  (Matthew 5:9)

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

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers with Litya for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist - “Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ, although we cannot praise you worthily, we honor you in love at your nativity, for by it you ended your father’s silence and your mother’s barrenness, proclaiming to the world the incarnation of the Son of God!”

Nativity of St. John the Baptist - Divine Liturgy - 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 08:30 AM
Nativity of St. John the Baptist - Divine Liturgy - “Prophet and Forerunner of the coming of Christ, although we cannot praise you worthily, we honor you in love at your nativity, for by it you ended your father’s silence and your mother’s barrenness, proclaiming to the world the incarnation of the Son of God!”

Funeral - Edward Wancho - 10:15 a.m.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Funeral for Edward Wancho - 10:15 a.m.

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - "Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.   Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you...."  (Luke 6:38)

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; to declare Thy steadfast love in the morning, and Thy faithfulness by night."    (Psalm 92)

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers with Litya for the feast of Apostles Peter and Paul - "First-enthroned of the apostles, teachers of the universe, entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world, and to oour souls great mercy."  Troparion

Divine Liturgy - Sts. Peter and Paul - 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy - Sts. Peter and Paul - "O Lord, You have taken up to eternal rest and to the enjoyment of Your blessings, the two divinely-inspired preachers, the leaders of the Apostles, for You have accepted their labors and deaths as a sweet-smelling sacrifice, for You alone know what lies in the hearts of men."  (Kontakion - Tone 2)

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Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy – Prayer to the Theotokos:  O exceedingly glorious and ever-virgin Theotokos, bring our petitions before your Son, and our God, and implore Him that through you He will save our souls.  Amen.