SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Events

September, 2019

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1, September
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. Church New Year
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7, September
Great Vespers With Litya - 6:00 p.m.
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8, September
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos
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13, September
Great Vespers With Litya - 6:00 p.m.
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14, September
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - EXALTATION OF THE PRECIOUS CROSS - Strict Fast
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.
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15, September
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. Coffee Hour at Rectory House
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21, September
No Vespers
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22, September
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Trustees' Meeting Following Coffee Hour
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24, September
New Martyrs of Alaska, Peter and Juvenal
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25, September
St. Sergius of Rodonezh
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26, September
Repose of St. John the Theologian
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28, September
Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m. followed by General Confession
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29, September
Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.
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30, September
Great Vespers With Litya - 6:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. Church New Year

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 09:00 AM
Many of the hymns for the first day of the Church year state that the coming year is God's to give and God's to bless -- A YEAR OF THE LORD! These hymns take their theme from Psalm 65 (64 in the Greek Septuagint), a psalm of praise to the Creator Who is awesome as the Holy Lord but who richly sustains the earth with His abundant goodness. “Bless, O Lord, the crown (that is, the beginning) of the year with Your goodness!" The goodness of the Lord is His love, mercy and grace, The Church's prayer is that the coming year will be a year of grace, a year blessed by God. Each year can be a year of grace, a year blessed by God.

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

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers With Litiya for the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos - The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary is celebrated by the Church as a day of universal joy. Within the context of the Old and the New Testaments, the Most Blessed Virgin Mary was born on this radiant day, having been chosen before the ages by Divine Providence to bring about the Mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God. She is revealed as the Mother of the Savior of the World, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 09:00 AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy - Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos

Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 09:15 AM
Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos -   "Your Nativity, O Virgin, has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, has shone from you, O Theotokos! By annulling the curse, He bestowed a blessing. By destroying death, He has granted us eternal life."   (Troparion Tone 4)  

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

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers with Litya for the Exaltation of the Precious Cross.  -  "And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, to test Him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." (Matt 22:35-40)

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - EXALTATION OF THE PRECIOUS CROSS - Strict Fast

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy for the EXALTATION OF THE PRECIOUS CROSS - The Third Antiphon:  The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!  - O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries; and by virtue of Thy Cross, preserve Thy habitation.

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy -  “What is man that You remember him, or the son of man that You visit him? You made him a little lower than the angels; You crowned him with glory and honor, You set him over the works of Your hands; You subjected all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen, and besides these, also the animals of the field, the birds of heaven and the fish of the sea, and the things passing through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how wondrous is Your name in all the earth.” Psalm 8:5-10

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. Coffee Hour at Rectory House

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 09:00 AM
“What is man that You remember him, or the son of man that You visit him? You made him a little lower than the angels; You crowned him with glory and honor, You set him over the works of Your hands; You subjected all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen, and besides these, also the animals of the field, the birds of heaven and the fish of the sea, and the things passing through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how wondrous is Your name in all the earth.” (Psalm 8:5-10)

No Vespers

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 06:00 PM
 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matt 6:19-21)

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m. - Trustees' Meeting Following Coffee Hour

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 09:00 AM
Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour and trustee's meeting.  -  “Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.” (Col 3:12-16)

New Martyrs of Alaska, Peter and Juvenal

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 01:00 AM
The Gospel reading for today:  "While He was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and besought Him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean."  And He stretched out His hand, and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him.   And He charged him to tell no one; but "go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to the people."    But so much the more the report went abroad concerning  Him; and great multitudes gathered to hear and to be healed of their infirmities.  But He withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.  (Luke 5:12-16)

St. Sergius of Rodonezh

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:00 AM
Come, let us rejoice in the Lord!  Let us make a joyful noise to God our Savior!  For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all the earth.  ( Allelulia Verses #8 Psalm 95)

Repose of St. John the Theologian

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 01:00 AM
"Beloved apostle of Christ our God,  hasten to deliver a defenseless people.  He who allowed you to recline on His breast,  receives you as you bow before Him. Implore Him, John the Theologian,  to disperse the persistent threat from the heathens,  entreating for us peace and great mercy. "     (Troparion - Tone 2)

Great Vespers - 6:00 p.m. followed by General Confession

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for Sunday Divine Liturgy - “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."   (John 3:16-19)

Divine Liturgy - 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 09:00 AM
“Then children were brought to Him that He might lay His hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people;  but Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." (Matt 19:13-14)

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

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 06:00 PM
Great Vespers for the Feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos - On Sunday, October 1, during the All Night Vigil, when the church was overflowing with those at prayer,  Saint Andrew (October 2), at the fourth hour, lifted up his eyes towards the heavens and beheld our most Holy Lady Theotokos coming through the air, resplendent with heavenly light and surrounded by an assembly of the Saints. Saint John the Baptist and the holy Apostle John the Theologian accompanied the Queen of Heaven. On bended knees the Most Holy Virgin tearfully prayed for Christians for a long time. Then, coming near the Bishop’s Throne, she continued her prayer. After completing her prayer she took her veil and spread it over the people praying in church, protecting them from enemies both visible and invisible.

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Memorial Saturday

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