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Sunday, December 21, 2014


Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life

St. John ChrysostomSt. John Chrysostom In the matter of piety, poverty serves us better than wealth, and work better than idleness, especially since wealth becomes an obstacle even for those who do not devote themselves to it. Yet, when we must put aside our wrath, quench our envy, soften our anger, offer our prayers, and show a disposition which is reasonable, mild, kindly, and loving, how could poverty stand in our way? For we accomplish these things not by spending money but by making the correct choice. Almsgiving above all else requires money, but even this shines with a brighter luster when the alms are given from our poverty. The widow who paid in the two mites was poorer than any human, but she outdid them all.

St. John Chrysostom


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Services this week:
     12/24: Christmas Eve Royal Hours — 5pm
     12/24: Great Vespers, Liturgy of Christmas — 6:30pm
     12/25: Orthros & Divine Liturgy — 9am (Christmas)
     12/26: Orthros & Divine Liturgy — 9am
     12/27: Orthros & Divine Liturgy — 9am

The Christmas Season is upon us. Please stop by the bookstore. We have Nativity Icons, religious calendars, hand painted Christmas bulbs from Greece and books for children and adults. The Big Brown Rock Book illustrated by Parishioner Kemon Lardas. We also have new jewelry, new prayer books and Festival aprons on sale for $10.00.

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Two (2) Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) are available. One has been placed in the church & the second is located at Riverside Landings.

Please see the Church Events Calendar for all upcoming Church Services and our parish's ministry happenings! Note that the calendar will not show events that are scheduled for the Church Social Hall or Riverside Landing facility. If you know of an event or would like an event listed, please send email to events@dormitionpgh.org with the event details.

Orthodox Tidbits — Why the Nativity Fast Has Been Established


Nativity

The Orthodox Church prepares its faithful to welcome the Nativity of Christ in a worthy manner by means of a 40-day Nativity fast, which lasts from November 15th to December 25.

Besides generally known reasons, the Nativity fast is also undertaken by Orthodox Christians in order to venerate the suffering and sorrow undergone by the Holy Mother of God at the hands of the scribes and the Pharisees just prior to the sacred event of Christ's Nativity.

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