Monthly Archive: February 2017

Pastoral Letter for March 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Thursday of the First Week of Lent (March 2) we will read the penitential Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. It is a lengthy penitential canon composed...

The Sunday of Forgiveness

The Sunday of Forgiveness. Tone three. Cheesefare Sunday. Meat is excluded. Mark 16:9-20 (3rd Matins Gospel). Romans 13:11-14:4. Matthew 6:14-21. St. Venerable Symeon the Myrrh-gusher of Serbia (1200). We hear on the Lord’s teaching...

Sunday of the Last Judgment

Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare). Tone two. Mark 16:1-8 (2nd Matins Gospel). 1 Corinthians 8:8-9:2. Matthew 25:31-46 Venerable Bucolus, bishop of Smyrna (ca. 100). St. Photius, patriarch of Constantinople (891). On this day,...

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday of the Prodigal Son. Tone one. Matthew 28:16-20 (1st Matins Gospel). 1 Corinthians 6:12-20. Hebrews 13:7-16 Epistle, Hierarchs. Luke 15:11-32. Matthew 5:14-19 Gospel, Hierarchs. Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great,...

Pastoral Letter for Feb. 2017

Dear Parishioners, In the month of February, our Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. The Meeting of the Lord is unique among the Great Feasts in that it combines elements...

CD of Spiritual Songs

In 2005, OHR’s Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac Choir created a CD of Spiritual Songs under the direction of +Mirjana Jovanovic (then Divjakovic). SSM Choir is re-issuing the CD for $10. You can purchase a copy...

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee. Tone eight. John 21:15-25 (11th Matins Gospel). 2 Timothy 3:10-15. Luke 18:10-14. Sts. Hieromartyr Clement, bishop of Ancyra, and Martyr Agathangelus (296). Though the Pharisee was genuinely...