Today's Scripture Readings
August 12, 2010/July 30, 2010
- Effective 08/09/21 face coverings are required in all indoor spaces in the City of Baltimore.
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- 1 July 2021, COVID-19 Guidelines >>>
Sisterhood Meeting, Sunday, November 28 – Election of Officers
Sunday, November 28 after Divine Services the Sisterhood will hold election of officers for 2022. All Sisterhood members are asked to attend. The main business of the meeting will be the election. The meeting will be both in person and virtual. To receive call in information please contact Fr. John.
Deacon Michael Memorial Charities
Annual Toy Drive
Our goal this year is to collect more than 200 toys!
As part of our charitable parish outreach, through December 12, we are collecting new and gently used toys (unwrapped) for the children of individuals (mostly mothers) incarcerated at the Baltimore City Detention Center. For many of the children, these gifts will be the only ones they receive at Christmas. For more information click here. To make a donation, please contact Marty Masiuk.
Annual Parish Meeting, December 12, 2021 – In-Person AND On-Line
This is an official announcement that our annual parish meeting will take place after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in the church hall and virtually. Everyone is encouraged to attend. It is important for you all to participate. Suggestions for New Business items may be given to Victor Marinich. To receive the call-in information for the teleconference contact Victor Marinich.
The Nomination Committee is working to present a complete slate of candidates to run for the various offices on the parish council for the year 2022.
Transportation to Church
Do you need transportation to Church? Or would you be able to bring a parishioner, who doesn’t drive, to church from time to time? If you answered “yes” to either question, please contact Alexey Shevelkin. He is coordinating our parish’s efforts to offer transportation to parishioners who can’t get to church on their own. Thank you for your assistance.
Retaining Wall Project – COMPLETED
The work on our retaining wall and the front entrance is complete. Although the project started several weeks after the original start date, it was finished more quickly than expected and within budget. Thankfully we did not experience any difficulties or unforeseen obstacles. Thank you for your support and patience. Contact Victor Marinich for more information. Photos here.
Starting on Monday, December 6, we will conduct a weekly book discussion via Zoom. The group for English speakers will meet 6:30 – 8:00 PM. The group for Russian speakers will meet 8:00 – 9:30 PM. We will discuss two books: (1) On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius the Great and (2) On the Holy Icons by St. Theodore the Studite. These Patristic books provide a clear dogmatic explanation of the natures of Christ and how we express this truth in holy icons.
You must register ahead of time to receive reading assignments and log in information:
(1) On the Incarnation is available at the following bookstores:
St. Tikhon’s Press Bookstore, Ancient Faith Bookstore, and Amazon.
(2) On the Holy Icons is available at the following bookstores:
St. Tikhon’s Press Bookstore, and Amazon.
Книга Слово о Воплощении доступна бесплатно в Интернете здесь
Книга Слово о Святых Иконах доступна бесплатно в Интернете здесь
Private Confessions Restored
Private Confessions are restored. However, both the priest and confessor will need to wear masks. Please come Saturday evening during the vigil service or Sunday morning starting at 9:15 AM. We will no longer conduct General Confession.
Charitable Projects of the Sisterhood of St. Catherine
Support of "Sleep in Heavenly Peace"
Our parish Sisterhood is accepting donations in support of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This non-profit organization provides beds to children in low-income families, so that no one has to sleep on the floor. You may donate mattresses, blankets or monetary contributions. Click here for more details. Thank you for your support.
2021 Appeal for Bethany Orthodox School for Girls
The Bethany Orthodox School for Girls in Bethany, Palestine requests donations to help them meet immediate infrastructure needs. In the past 14 months, the Bethany Orthodox School for Girls has suffered an unprecedented level of financial and logistical difficulties. Lockdowns, financial pressure on the families of students, non-existent donations from visiting pilgrims and a drop in international donations from parishes and individuals within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia have all taken a toll. The challenges are many and the need to support has never been greater.
To make a Donation go here >>>