For Lenten services schedule, please see the Services
Everyone is encouraged to come to confession during Great Lent.
Confessions will be heard before and after the WEEKDAY services. When announced, confessions will also be heard on Tuesdays between 5 and 7 pm. Confessions are not heard during Holy Week.
SUGGESTIONS for those preparing to attend the Liturgy of
the Presanctified Gifts:
In spite of the fixed rules for fasting when preparing to receive
Holy Communion, we need to remember that these rules are to be applied
with common sense. General health, metabolism and physical exertion
are factors that are to be included in the fasting regime. Given
that the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is celebrated at the
end of the work day, the following suggestions are offered:
1. Fasting begins at Midnight, liquids may be taken until 3 pm
2. A light Lenten breakfast with liquids until 3 pm
3. A light Lenten breakfast and lunch with liquids until 3 pm
Lent" by Fr. Alexander Schmemann is available at Amazon.com and at the HTOC book kiosk. You can read excerpts from this book here.
A Meditation on the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Life of St. Mary of Egypt
A Liturgical Explanation of Holy Week by Fr. Alexander Schmemann
Robert has recommended certain short stories by Anton Chekhov as
useful during Great Lent as we approach Pascha. They are available
in several edition of selected stories, and have also been placed
in public domain with a Creative Commons deed on the web site http://www.eldritchpress.org and have been reproduced here for your convenience. You may
want to print out the material for easier reading.
Murder is recommended to be read at the start of Great Lent.
Bishop and The Letter are the
second and third Lenten readings.
The Student, Easter
Eve, and In Passion Week are recommended to be read prior to the eve of Pascha.
Daughters of the Vicar by D. H. Lawrence
02/26/17 Sermon at Forgiveness Vespers
02/26/17 Sermon on Forgiveness Sunday
02/19/17 Sermon on Sunday of the Last Judgment
02/12/17 Sermon on Sunday of the Prodigal Sun
02/02/17 Sermon on Meeting of the Lord in the Temple
01/29/17 Sermon on Sunday of Zacchaeus