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Weekly Bulletin – March 3, 2013

March 2, 2013

Weekly Schedule

Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013

  3rd Sunday of the Great Fast *

  Veneration of the Cross

10 am

  Divine Liturgy                             + Florence Lucia

Following liturgy

  Fellowship in St. Mary’s Hall – everyone is invited

Noon – 2 pm

  Pysanky class – visitors & parishioners are invited

Monday, Mar. 4, 2013


6 pm


Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013



  No activities

Wed., Mar. 6, 2013



  Office of Hours

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013


9 am – 6 pm

  Baking in St. Mary’s Hall

Friday, Mar. 8, 2013


7 pm

  Presanctified Liturgy including praying

  for 4th All Souls Saturday

Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013

  40 Martyrs of Sebaste

5 pm

  Vigil Divine Liturgy for Sunday   +Paul Eshleman

Sunday, Mar. 10, 2013

  4th Sunday of the Great Fast – John Climacus*

10 am

  Divine Liturgy                           +Dorothy DeMaio

Following liturgy

  Fellowship in St. Mary’s Hall – everyone is invited


  Note: * designates obligation to attend liturgy


Events Calendar

  • The first class on decorating pysanky (Easter eggs) is today, March 3rd from noon until 2 p.m. Come and learn this colorful tradition. A modest fee of $5 will help pay for the supplies.
  • This Friday, March 8th, All Souls Saturday is being celebrated as a vigil following Friday’s Presanctified Liturgy at 7 p.m. Please attend both services with a single trip to church and stay for a dinner. An educational video can be shown with the meal if the attendees wish.
  • The 1st Ancient Healing Service this month is Wednesday, March 13. Please plan to join us.
  • The next Knights of Columbus brunch will include hosting members of the Knights from Muncie on Sunday, March 17th



The Great Fast: Cross-Veneration Week signals the mid-point of our journey into Light. As a child, did you ever run up a see-saw and try walking to the center, struggling to keep your balance? You know that once you reach its mid-point, you need a foot planted on either side of the center to maintain your balance. … You decide to jump off, or you maintain a steady, balanced position and descend the other side of the board.

   Like children eagerly anticipating the challenge of the see-saw, we begin our greatfast journey with joy-filled hearts, determined to find our particular pattern of balance to carry us through this season of repentance. … We have reached the midpoint of our penitential journey to Holy Pascha. Are we ready to give in to the temptation to terminate the journey?

   … The Holy Cross reminds us that if we wish to demonstrate our own love as Jesus did, then we must suffer the pangs of the journey …  The entire article is here.


We’re in the news!: James Glass, a historic preservation and heritage consultant, has published an article on our church building and community. The article is inserted in today’s bulletin.

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