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Nativity 2017

On December 24th- 25th Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral celebrated Nativity according to the Gregorian calendar, the Eve of which this year fell on Sunday. Several days before, our flower ladies started spending countless hours in preparation for festivities. After Divine Liturgy on Sunday December 24th the Temple was decorated with flowers and Christmas trees. The Sisterhood prepared kutiya and kompot, baked goods and sweets for after the Divine services celebration. At the end of the Nativity Vigil service the cathedral choir under the direction of Reader Serge Liberovsky glorified the newly born Christ with traditional Nativity Carols which continued to be sung in the Parish Hall, both after Vigil and Divine Liturgy the next morning.  During Divine Liturgy cathedral Rector Archpriest Nazari Polataiko read the English version of the Nativity message of His Beatitude the Most Blessed Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada.

https://oca.org/holy-synod/statements/his-beatitude-metropolitan-tikhon/nativity-of-our-lord-2017

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SAVE THE DATE FOR ST. EUGENE'S CAMP

 

 

Please see more information following the link  https://www.dowoca.org/ steugenescamp.html


January - February 2018

January 19th - THEOPHANY: THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD (Julian calendar)

January 21st – Parish council meeting

January 28th – Annual fundraising concert in memory of S. Rachmaninoff

February 2nd – MEETING OF OUR LORD IN THE TEMPLE (Gregorian calendar)

February 4th – Annual Parish meeting

February 4th - Sisterhood Blini Lunch

February 10-11th – PARISH FEAST DAY: THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS “RESCUER OF THE PERISHING”

FEBRUARY 15TH - MEETING OF OUR LORD IN THE TEMPLE (Julian calendar)

Feruary 19th – beginning of the Great Lent

February 25th – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

 

 

January 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

From the bottom of my heart I would like to greet you on the occasion of New Year and Theophany. May newly born Jesus Christ bless you all with a successful new year and prayerful and joyous festivities.

I’m very thankful for your generous donations to our Fundraisers, your hard work during our church pre-Nativity cleaning, bake sale and Christmas bazaar and those who are still working to prepare the Yolka celebration.

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January 2018

I want to thank everybody who participated in our security system fundraiser, we are really almost there. We raised $17,800 but we still need $2,200. I hope we will be able to close this gap before new year.

Margaret Dascalu

January 2018

 

December was a busy time for the Sisterhood. We provided the piroshki for the Fall Festival, and many of our members donated tasty dishes to help make it a success. Cleaning of the Church for Nativity, is always a big job. 

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January 2018

I am inviting all members of our parish to the annual meeting to be held on Sunday February 4th, 2018.
It is impotant that we all take an active part discussing and approving the proposed 2018 budget and electing new members to the Parish Council. You will be able to make suggestions and recommendations of ways to help our Church. Your involvement and commitment are very much needed.

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January 2018

Fundraising Committee would like to inform you about the annual fundraising concert in memory of Sergey Vasilievich Rakhmaninoff which will take place on January 28th at 2:00 pm. Please read about the details in the flyer enclosed with this bulletin.

Fundraising Committee

January 2018

Parish feast day "Yolka", prepared by our students, teachers and parents' committee, will be held on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 shortly after the morning Liturgy.

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January 2018

Dear parents and families,

A blessed Nativity feast from the Sunday School staff!  Classes will meet in January on 1/14 and 1/28. February classes will be held 2/11 and 2/25.  We look forward to seeing the children on those days.

Marie McEntire, Coordinator

July 2017

   It is with much disappointment that I inform you summer camp has been cancelled for this year.  I just received a message from Fr. Michael Anderson that he must cancel camp.

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October 2017

L.O.V.E.S. raffle will be held Oct. 8th after liturgy.  Come one, come all and support us.  1st prize will be $500, 2nd prize a silver tea set, and there are many more.

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January 2018

By the time this reaches you, we will have celebrated the Feast of the Nativity on the Gregorian calendar, but there is still time to shop in the kiosk for gifts for the feast on the Julian calendar, as well as for the Children's Yolka. Please consider giving the gift of an icon, or a book of spiritual reading, or one of the many things Fr. Nazari has brought back to us from Moscow and from the Holy Mountain of Athos in his recent pilgrimage. 

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December 2017

The children's choir will continue to have rehearsal after Saturday school from 3:00-4:15, and they will sing in church during Liturgy on December 3, December 24, and January 14. They will also sing in the Christmas program at the concert on January 14.

September 2017

Cathedral Children’s Choir

We are glad to inform you that this year we started Cathedral Children’s Choir at Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Cathedral which is open to all singers from 5-17. 
The repertoire will be in both English and Church Slavonic, but English transliterations will be provided for all Slavonic music.
Rehearsals will be held every Saturday afternoon from 3:15-4:30pm immediately following Saturday School.

Registration information can be submitted at any time via email to Zoe Turton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and hard copies of registration forms can be submitted to Zoe Turton or Ganna Semenova on Saturdays.

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