CHRIST IS RISEN! - INDEED HE IS RISEN!
Services this week:
Bright Monday - at 9:40 am The Paschal Hours; 10:00 am Paschal Divine Liturgy
Bright Saturday - at 9:40 am The Paschal Hours; 10:00 am Pashal Divine Liturgy, Cross Procession and Parish Wide Paschal Luncheon - Please bring a dish to pass and some meat to grill)! 4:00 pm Great Vespers
On Saturday March 22, 2014 during Great Vespers, Fr. Emilian was awarded the Palitza by His Eminence Archbishop Sava Urch. Congratulations Fr. we wish you many Happy and Blessed years!
O Lord, open my eyes that I may see more clearly the condition of my soul. If there is darkness, mean-spiritedness, egoistic price, or worse within, cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Renew a right spirit within me and make me truly Christ-Like in all of my thoughts and actions. And when I begin to edge away from your will, please stir up my conscience until I am in harmony with you again. In Christ's name, Amen.
The Purpose of Great Lent
1. We wash our face
2. We annoint our head
3. We look inward to ourselves
4. We hide our efforts (fasting, prayer, charity)
5. We change our lives
6. We rejoice with delight in our seeking the Lord.
In seeking the Lord - let us "make" 15 minutes every day of Great Lent to read the Life of Christ from beginning to end as it is written in the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These minutes will bring us closer to Almighty God. He will be speaking to us through His Divine Word. In order to love God we are called to seed Him constantly and make Him a vital part of our personal lives.
Choosing a Fasting Discipline During Great Lent 2014
All Orthodox Christians should fast during Great Lent. Each person and each family must prayerfully choose and commit themselves to a fasting discipline that is suitable to their family circumstances and to the degree that they understand that this is an essential Orthodox Church discipline. Some choose to fast strictly (no meat, fish, or dairy products) from The Monday following Cheesefare Sunday to April 20th, the Orthodox date of Pascha. The two exceptions here would be the Feast of the Annunciation celebrated on March 25th and Lazarus Saturday, April 12th. Some choose to fast in this manner during the first week of Great Lent March 1 to March 8, and during Holy Week April 14 to April 19. Some choose to fast in the way only on Wednesday and Friday's through the season of the Great Fast. In any case, our lenten discipline includes a consideration concerning the quantity of foods as well as the quality of foods consumed during this time. As we read on our liturgical calendar that Meatfare Sunday is the last date for partaking of meat until April 20th, we will spiritually press on to Cheesefare Sunday, the last day for diary products until April 20th. Whatever we may do regarding "The Fast", let us begin our fasting with eager spirits and radiant faces and not with gloomy dark faces.
"PRAYER IS A GOLDEN RIVER AT WHOSE BRINK SOME DIE OF THIRST WHILE OTHERS KNEEL AND DRINK"
Night At The Races
Our Annual Fundraiser A Night At The Races, will be held once again this year on Friday, April 25th! Please contact Christine Hoover if you are interested in attending, buying a horse, donating a basket, or offer to help. This is a fun filled night, and all proceeds will help our general fund! Please consider joining and helping us. Christine - 440-785-3877 email@example.com, or leave us a message on our Facebook Page! Thank you.
**New time and day - consider joining us for Bible Study now being held on Sunday afternoons at 12:30** - remember..The Bible is most helpful when it is open. Hope to see you there!
WELCOME TO ST. ANDREW EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH
VERY REV. FR. EMILIAN HUTNYAN, PASTOR
On behalf of the parishoners of St. Andrew Eastern Orthodox Church I would like to welcome you to our website! Please feel free to browse the tabs on the left for our schedule of services, weekly bulletins and events, and our photo gallery. Sunday Divine Liturgy is celebrated at 10:00 am and we would love to have you worship with us, and stay for coffee and fellowship in our hall! Everyone is welcome to attend. We have a large library which has an extensive amount of books on Old and New Testament Commentary, Patristic Resources, Moral and Dogmatic Theology, Russian Literary Works, Orthodox Spirituality, as well as many pamplets and Tikhonaire Anniversary Books, and many more books on miscelaneous subjects. Our wonderful library consists of books and materials from the collection of Very Rev. Fr. Michael Hutnyan, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Karaffa, and Very Rev. Fr. Emilian Hutnyan. If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and visit with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you! If you should have any questions please feel free to call the church at 216-475-9365.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you soon!
16029 Maple Park Drive - Maple Heights, OH 44137 - 216-475-9365
Please join us for Orthodox Bible Study on Saturday's after Great Vespers as we begin to understand the "Mind" of the Holy Father's of the Orthodox Church. All are welcome to attend, we begin approximatly at 5:00 pm.