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10 a.m. Divine Liturgy


February 26: Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness Sunday)

forgiveness Sunday pic

For those observing the Lenten Fast, Cheesefare Sunday is the last day on which eggs and dairy are eaten before Pascha. On Cheesefare Sunday, we also commemorate the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, entering into the Lenten fast in remembrance of mankind's separation from God through disobeying his commandment to fast from the fruit of the tree.

Forgiveness service following the Liturgy, asking forgiveness from each other in accordance with the Lord's words: If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you your trespasses (Matt. 6:14).

 Great Lent begins Monday, February 27.


 

Pre-sanctified Liturgy on Wednesday nights beginning March 1 @ 7 pm
Lenten (pot luck) dinner and discussion will be held in the church hall following the Liturgy.

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is an evening service: In order for the faithful to sustain their lenten effort by participation in Holy Communion, the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is served. The service is an ancient one in the Orthodox Church. We officially hear about it in the canons of the seventh century, which obviously indicates its development at a much earlier date.
     There is no consecration of the eucharistic gifts at the presanctified liturgy. Holy Communion is given from the eucharistic gifts sanctified on the previous Sunday at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, unless, of course, the feast of the Annunciation should intervene; hence its name of “presanctified.” Read more: https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/worship/the-church-year/liturgy-of-the-presanctified-gifts

 

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International Women's Day Celebration
Saturday, March 4th, 6 –11 pm
in the Church Hall

$50 Adults / $20 Children under 12


A buffet dinner and continuous dancing are included! 
BYOB

Please contact Nilda Salavachi treasurer@stjohnsphila.org for tickets or other information.

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Home Blessing & Visitation

A sheet is posted in the side vestibuleFather Brooks intends to visit on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please pick a date and time and sign up. If you notice someone has signed up on the same date but lives far from you, please pick another date. As always if you are unable to schedule a visitation on Thursday or Saturday, Father Brooks encourages you to contact him directly 215-563-0979 or email fr.brooks to schedule an alternate date.

OCA Activities
Stewardship
Photos of Past Events

To see the August 28 church picnic VIDEOS, click here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxHPSzxIJ0ClUVROM3U2bjFyQWs

PHOTOS from previous eventshttp://www.stjohnsphila.org/photos.html


Portrait of Saint John Chrysostom of Antioch (Hagios Ioannis Chrysostomos)

An early Byzantine mosaic from the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (modern Istanbul). The mosaic is approximately 1,000 years old.

 

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