Therefore, in obedience to the directions being given by our governing authorities, and to protect the
health of our faithful congregations – the priests, the youth, and especially the elders – we are limiting
Liturgical attendance strictly to priests and 4 deacons (selected by the priest), effective immediately.
“ALL MEETINGS and gatherings to be CANCELED, in response to the speedily development of COVID-19
“ALL MEETINGS and gatherings to be CANCELED, in response to the speedily development of COVID-19. Due to the closure of many universities and schools around the states, we are following the state, counties and school district regulations in all affected areas.
Divine Liturgies will hold place, no socializing or gatherings after church, congregation are to be dismissed right after.
Elder people are encouraged to attend less crowded liturgies.
Avoid crowds, food gathering and close or physical contact.
May our Lord keep all of you safe in His Holy Name.”
Church Liturgical Cycle
The New Testament describes the familiar account of the "woman at the well" (John 4:5-42), who was a Samaritan. She is known as the Samaritan Woman. Up to that point she had led a sinful life, one which resulted in a rebuke from Jesus Christ. However, she responded to Christ's stern admonition with genuine repentance, was forgiven her sinful ways, and became a convert to the Christian Faith - taking the name 'Photini' at Baptism, which literally means "the enlightened one".
The 10 Cycles of Persecution
The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome. This monarch reigned for the space of five years, with tolerable credit to himself, but then gave way to the greatest extravagancy of temper, and to the most atrocious barbarities. Among other diabolical whims, he ordered that the city of Rome should be set on fire, which order was executed by his officers, guards, and servants.