FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

21 03 2021

MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE

MARCH 21, 2021

Saturday, March 20 FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

             4:00 PM God’s Blessings, Health and Salvation for all Parishioners

Sunday, March 21   FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST

MARY OF EGYPT VENERABLE

8:30 AM Michael Hubiack – Wife Louise Hubiack

  Wednesday, March 24

      4:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts 

    Thursday, March 25 Annunciation of the Theotokos

9:00 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners Anointing with Holy Oil – Myrovania

   Saturday, March 27 PALM SUNDAY

Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches

  4:00 PM Myrovania – Anointing with Holy Oil God’s Blessings, Health and Salvation for all Parishioners

Sunday, March 28 PALM SUNDAY

Blessing of Palms & Willow Branches, blessing with Holy Oil

      8:30 AM Helen Youells – Vera Hubick

St. Mary of EgypT

On the Fifth Sunday of Lent we remember St. Mary of Egypt, the repentant harlot.  Mary tells us, first of all, that no amount of sin can keep a person from God if the sinner truly repents.  In addition, St. Mary tells us that it is never too late, either in life to repent.  Christ will gladly receive all who come to Him, even at the last minute of their lives.  However, their coming must be in sincere repentance.

ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

This feast was established to commemorate the election of the Blessed Virgin Mary to bear the Only Begotten Son, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. Mary consented freely to the proposal of the Angel who brought her the happy news in the name of the Blessed Trinity.

        The Christians should rejoice at the Incarnation of the Divine Word and the elevation of Mary to Theotokos (Birth-Giver of God), which raises her above the highest rank of the Angels.

 The Feast of the Annunciation 

was introduced in the early times of Christianity.

                                “Behold the handmade of the Lord! 

                                       Let it be done unto me according to Thy word!”

Faith is not a storm cellar to which we can flee for refuge

from the storms of life.

It is instead an inner force that gives us the strength

to face those storms with serenity.


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