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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

St. Cyril of JerusalemSt. Cyril of Jerusalem O strange and inconceivable thing! We did not really die, we were not really buried, we were not really crucified and raised again, but our imitation was but a figure, while our salvation is in reality. Christ was actually crucified, and actually buried, and truly rose again; and all these things have been vouchsafed to us, that we, by imitation communicating in His sufferings, might gain salvation in reality. O surpassing loving-kindness! Christ received the nails in His undefiled hands and feet, and endured anguish; while to me without suffering or toil, by the fellowship of His pain He vouchsafed salvation.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem
On the Christian Sacraments

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Services this week:
     3/23: Compline — 7pm
     3/24: Vespers (Annunciation Church-McKeesport) — 7pm
     3/25: Orthros/Divine Liturgy (Annunciation Church-McKeesport) — 9am
     3/27: 4th Stanza of Akathist Hymn — 7pm

Philoptochos will be selling Koulourakia every Sunday during Lent in the hall following services. $4.00 for a baker's dozen. For Pre-Sale orders contact Kathy Champagne at 724.282.6117.

Available at our Bookstore, the 15th printing of "Popular Greek Recipes" Cookbook from the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Charleston, SC, Newly Revised Hardback Cover - Price $18.95.

Good Friday Luminary Forms due by Palm Sunday. Forms are located in the Narthex and can be given to Georgia Pandeladis or Olympia Arthur. Please make checks payable to: St. Barbara's Philoptochos.

Easter Sweet Bread available $10.00 per loaf. Please contact Aleka Batis @ 412.609.5625. Eggplant spread - 8 oz. jar. - ($8.00) or 16 oz. jar $15.00. Order deadline March 30, 2015. Items available for pick-up Palm Sunday April 5th.

Orthodox Tidbits — St. Dorotheos On Lenten Fast

St. Dorotheos of Gaza

In the Law, God laid down that the sons of Israel should each year give tithes of all they possessed, and if they did so they were blessed in all their works. The holy Apostles, knowing this to be for the help and advancement of our souls, resolved to fulfil it in a better and higher way, namely, for us to deliver up a tithe of the very days of our lives as if to consecrate them to God, so that we may be blessed in all our works, and each year to be unburdened of the whole year’s sins.

Continued: St. Dorotheos of Gaza: On the Holy Lenten Fast
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