FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

26 02 2021

FEBRUARY 21, 2021

Saturday, February 20 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

4:00 PM ✞ Alex Szumskyj – Ulana Campbell

Sunday, February 21 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners 

    Wednesday, February 24

4:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 

    Saturday, February 27

4:00 PM ✞ Fr. Frank Patrylak – Patrylak Family

    Sunday, February 28 SECOND SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST 

      8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

As it is not possible to walk without feet or fly without wings, so it is impossible to attain the Kingdom of Heaven without the fulfillment of the commandments.”

St. Theophan the Recluse

The First Sunday of the Great Fast is called the Sunday of Orthodoxy. What do we mean by “orthodoxy”? The word “orthodoxy” is from the Greek word “ortho-doxia”, ‘ortho’ meaning straight and ‘doxia’ meaning belief; hence, straight-belief, or correct-belief.  The orthodoxy that we celebrate this Sunday is truth that we can represent God, the Son of God, Jesus Christ in image, against the heresy of Iconoclasm.  The Sunday of Orthodoxy is a festival for the whole Church, both Eastern and Western. It is the festive celebration of the decisive victory over Iconoclasm which sought to destroy all images of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, whom is God.

Building Fund: The Parish appreciates the donation received in memory of Father Patrylak from Chet and Phyllis Kempinski.      

Signing with the cross – Lord Jesus,

I sign my heart with the sign of the cross, reminding myself of your love for each person.

I ask that I may grow in faithfulness as your friend. 

I sign my lips with the sign of the cross, that I may speak as you would speak.

I sign my hands with the sign of the cross asking that you enable me to do your work,

and be your hands in our world which you love so much

I sign my eyes with the sign of your cross that I may really see, Lord, and be aware of all that is around me.

I sign my ears with the sign of your cross that I may listen and really hear the communication that comes to me in different ways-

from you and from the people you place into my life.

I sign my shoulders, Lord, with your cross, knowing that you call me

to carry my own cross each day and support others in the burdens and

difficulties that they have.

All that I do today I set out to do in the name of the Father (+)

and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

This is the First Sunday of Lent

On this Sunday the Church

exhorts the faithful to purify

the image of their souls by a

true repentance.


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