Newsletter for the week of May 21, 2021

 

PASCHAL GREETINGS

English:         Christ is Risen!                    Truly, He is Risen!
Greek:            Christos Anesti!                   Alithos Anesti!
Arabic:           Al Maseeh Qam!                 Haqan Qam!
Slavonic:        Khristos Voskrese!             Vo Istinu Voskrese!

Romanian:     Hristos a Înviat!                  Adev«érat a Înviat!
Albanian:       Krishti u Ngjall!                   Vërtet u Ngjall!
Amharic:        Kristos Tenesa!                  Bergit Tenesa!
Cantonese:   Gaydolk Folkwoot Leew!    Ta Koksut Folkwoot Leew!
French:          Le Christ est ressuscité!     En vérité, il est ressuscité!
Spanish:        ¡Cristo ha resucitado!        ¡En Verdad ha resucitado!
Tigrinian:       Kristos Tensiu!                    Behake Tensiu!
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Sat. May 29th: Online Seminar on Mixed Marriages in the Orthodox Church
    The Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA) is hosting an online seminar to look at the theological, ecclesiological and pastoral aspects of mixed marriages in the Church entitled, “The Two Become One? Mixed Marriages in the Orthodox Church.”
    This free event is open to all! For more information and to register: click here.
     

CURRENTLY AT ST. MARY’S 

  • Blessed Ascension!
  • Scripture Reading for Sunday May 23, 2021
  • We still need volunteers (i.e. YOU!), more information below. 


REMINDERS 

  1. Diocese Parish Life Celebration June 4-5, 2021. Free for all to attend (virtually OR in person); please register here in advance. Reference the PLC Flyer for more details.
  2. Diocese Oratorical Festival June 4, 2021 at 7pm. Details here.



REGISTERING FOR SERVICES:
•To attend a service, please sign up here. More information regarding services available here. 

LIVE-STREAMED SERVICES 
•All Divine Services held in St. Mary’s Church can be seen live-streamed from the following Links:  St. Mary Live , St. Mary Facebook St. Mary YouTube  
•For the safety of all during the pandemic, please pray with us from home if you have a cough or cold. Thank you!


DONATIONS TO THE CHURCH 
•One-time donations to the church (For the Good Health of, In Memory of, etc.) can be made on our website using this form.
•In addition to bank ACH transfers, we now accept credit cards for these donations, but ask that you kindly check the box to cover the 2.6% fee incurred by the church for this convenience. For pledge contributions, please sign up for eGive to make ACH transfers.     


MORNING PRAYER 
•The daily prayer group on Zoom, led by Subdeacon James and Brooke Wilcox is open to everyone. Prayers run Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:30am 
Zoom Prayer Group Link  Password: 28052020  

ORTHODOXY 102 
•Led by Subdeacon James, this adult education class is designed for Christians who have spent many years in the Orthodox church, but have never had any formal teaching on the theology and liturgical structure of Eastern Christianity. 
•Journey through the structure of the Divine Liturgy, while taking an in-depth look at Scripture, the Ecumenical Councils, our iconography, and the meaning and application of Orthodox theology.
•Mondays at 7:00pm on Zoom. 
•For more information or to join, please email Subdeacon James here (or introduce yourself if you're attending a service in person!). 



REFLECTION

"I am crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Gal. 2:20)

"O death where is thy sting? O, Hades where is thy victory? Christ is Risen, and you are overthrown! Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen! Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice! Christ is risen, and life reigns. Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!"  (St. John Chrysostom: The Paschal Homily)