St. Peter's Happenings
Fund Raising Continues
Our Parish is continuing to actively raise
funds toward the goal of eliminating the property mortgage for our new parish
home. We ask all our friends to join us in this endeavor! If you have a
mind to help us, God loveth a cheerful giver. Please bring your gift
when you come to pray here, or you can simply give by Pay Pal.
through March 23
Great Lent begins, bringing this changed schedule. The 1st Week of Lent has a service every night:
Sunday, Mar 2: at 5:30 PM, Forgiveness Vespers
Monday, Mar 3: at 6:00 PM,
Great Compline with 1st stasis of Great Canon of Repentance
Tuesday, Mar 4: at 6:00 PM,
Great Compline with 2nd stasis of Great Canon of Repentance. This is followed by lenten refreshment and parish study.
Wednesday, Mar 5: at 5:30 PM,
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (lenten 9th Hour begins at 5)
Thursday, Mar 6: at 6:00 PM,
Great Compline with 4th stasis of Great Canon of Repentance
Friday, Mar 7: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts (lenten 9th Hour begins at 5), followed by 1st stasis of Akathist Hymn.
Note that on Saturday, Mar 8:
there are NO services or catechumen class on this day at St Peter the Apostle Church. All Antiochian churches in southern California are closed on this day, and Vespers is held at St Stephen’s Cathedral in Alhambra, as per episcopal decree.
Other announcements for this three-week period:
The Lenten schedule of services for the weeks of March 10 and March 17 are the same as that given above, except that there is NO service on Thursday evenings.
Parish Study every Tuesday evening (7 PM-8:30 PM) with Fr Patrick, “Jesus-Prayer, spiritual struggle, & purification.” We continue through the 5th Week of Lent.
Inquirers & Catechumen Class (instruction on the Holy Orthodox Christian Faith) takes place every Saturday just before Vespers (from 4:30 -5:15PM).
Youth meet regularly on Tuesday evenings, even in Lent. For details, contact Johanna Eichinger, or Bethany Geleris.
Parish Brotherhood for all Orthodox men. Contact Barry Hanna or Jeremiah Nelson for details, and join us! We meet on Tuesday mornings, at 7:30 AM.
Parish Council Saturday, March 15: session. Morning prayers at 8 AM, session at 9 AM.
Lenten retreat Saturday, March 22: led by Mother Melania. This is hosted by St Anne Orthodox Church in Pomona. Please contact them for details.
A look ahead: Feast of Annunciation occurs on Tuesday, March 25. Liturgy of Chrysostom to be celebrated then..