The Great Blessing of Water and Liturgy for the Theophany, The Baptism of the Lord, will be on Thursday, January 5 at 6:30 P.M. followed by a festive supper.
Peace Light - January 5th
In December of 2016 nine year old Talen Ihab Miseh fetched the light from the grotto in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. The light is carried in two blast proof miners lamps on an Austrian Airlines jet from Tel Aviv Israel to Vienna Austria from where it is distributed at a Service of Dedication to World Scout delegations from across Europe who take it back, with a message of Peace, to their own countries. Austrian Airlines then flies the miners lamps containing the Peace Light from Bethlehem to New York City. This is the 30th year that the Peace Light is brought to Vienna, the 15th year it is brought to the US and the second year it is coming to Christ the Savior, Southbury for The Feast of Light, The Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are so grateful to Russell De Pace of the Boy Scouts of America who will bring the Light on January 5th at 6:30 pm for the Vesperal Liturgy and Blessing of water. Plan to invite relatives and friends. All scouts are asked to wear their uniform. Like Pascha night, the lights and candles will be lit part way through the service with the Peace Light. There will also be opportunity to carry light home.
More information can be read at PeaceLight .org The goal of this web site is help the light spread like the branches of a huge tree rooted in New York and spreading across the continent.
Calling All Women. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of a morning of worship, meditation, food, fellowship and discussion on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 9 AM.
“Constantly, each day, each hour, God is sending us people,circumstances,tasks ,which should mark the beginning of our renewal, yet we pay them no attention and thus continually we resist God’s will for us. Indeed, how can God help us? Only by sending us in our daily life certain people, and certain coincidences of circumstance. If we accept every hour of God’s will for us, as the decisive, most important , unique hour of our life – what source of joy, love, strength, as yet hidden from us, would spring from the depths of our soul!” Alexander Elchaninov, The Diary of a Russian Priest
Sandra DeResta will lead the discussion from Being Bread, “Antique Prayer”, pp 51 – 59. Won’t you join us?
Men’s Group will meet, beginning with the Akathist service, on Thursday evening, January 19th, at 7:00 pm.
Anthony Sica will lead us with the second chapter of “Being Bread” by Dr. Steven Muse. All men of every age are welcome.
After January 6th there will not be Wednesday night Vespers for the rest of the month. This will allow extra time for evening House Blessings.
Looking ahead to the “Souper” Bowl of Caring, Sunday, February 5th. Please bring items for the Woodbury Food Bank and monetary contributions for IOCC. More information to follow in the weekly bulletin.
Live Wires and Teen Group to resume classes on January 8th