Today's Scripture Readings
August 12, 2010/July 30, 2010
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Greetings of the Feast of Ascension!
С праздником Вознесения!
Special General Parish Meeting – Results
After Liturgy on Sunday, June 6th we conducted a Special General Parish Meeting to approve work to remove/rebuild the retaining wall on the N. Regester St. side of the church (on the hill). Two competitive bids were presented. It was decided that the work must be done. The parish council was authorized to complete the work. We expect that the project will be done by mid- September. For more information, contact Victor Marinich. Thank you.
100% Attendance Restored
The City of Baltimore has removed attendance restrictions on Religious Facilities, and so we are permitted to open our church to 100% occupancy. Although we do not have to limit attendance, we will continue to utilize both the church main floor and downstairs hall for Divine Services in order to avoid overcrowding. Also, we ask everyone to continue to make reservations using our online reservation system. Physicians recommend this for the sake of contact tracing. Make reservations here. Our parish’s detailed precautions and guidelines are found here.
Parish Picnics at ‘Cathedral Gardens’ / Ray Zaitin Pavilion
Summer 2021 – Picnics are allowed again!!! On the following days, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Saints Peter & Paul Chapel located at Cathedral Gardens, our parish cemetery. Afterwards, we will conduct picnics at the Ray Zaitin Pavilion.
- Sunday, July 18 – Liturgy at the Chapel (10:00 AM) and Picnic. Menu: to be announced later. We are looking for volunteers to propose a menu and coordinate the picnic.
- Sunday, August 22 – Liturgy at the Chapel (10:00 AM) and our Annual ‘Spas’ Fish Fry – An expanded menu of various grilled fish will be offered. More information to come…
Russian Festival – October 15-17, 2021
Festival Meeting - June 27
Yes! We will have a Russian Festival this year!!! Baltimore City will allow outdoor festivals starting in early July. More details will be announced by the City in the next few weeks. In the meantime, our parish needs to begin plans as soon as possible. On Sunday, June 27, we will conduct an important festival meeting to launch our preparations. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Art Lisowsky.
St. Catherine’s Sisterhood Charitable Project
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.
Commemorations / Prophoras
The distribution of small prosphoras for commemorations is restored. You may submit your commemoration books and/or written lists of names in the vestibule. Please indicate the number of requested prophoras along with your donation. Then, at the end of liturgy, you will receive the prosphoras.
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.
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