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03/17/2019 Sunday of Orthodoxy at Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral

03/17/2019 The clergy of Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral in Los Angeles served the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of Orthodoxy and St.Patrick's Feast Day the Bishop of Armagh and Enlightener of Ireland.

The divine service was sung by the HVM choir under the direction of Serge Liberovsky.

 

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03/15/2019 Liturgy of the Presactified Gifts at Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is an evening service. It is the solemn lenten Vespers with the administration of Holy Communion added to it. There is no consecration of the eucharistic gifts at the presanctified liturgy. Holy Communion is given from the eucharistic gifts sanctified on the previous Sunday at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, unless, of course, the feast of the Annunciation should intervene; hence its name of “presanctified.”

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is served on Wednesday and Friday evenings, although some churches may celebrate it only on one of these days. It comes in the evening after a day of spiritual preparation and total abstinence. The faithful who are unable to make the effort of total fasting because of weakness or work, however, normally eat a light lenten meal in the early morning.

 

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March-April-May 2019

March 25th– ANNUNCIATION OF THE THEOTOKOS (Gregorian calendar)

April 7th– ANNUNCIATION OF THE THEOTOKOS (Julian calendar)

April 16th– Church cleaning

April 18th– HOLY UNCTION SERVICE

April 21st– PALM SUNDAY: ENTRY OF OUR LORD INTO JERUSALEM 

April 28th– HOLY PASCHA

MAY 4TH- SATURDAY SCHOOL PASCHAL CELEBRATION

MAY 19TH - JUNE 3RDREPLASTER OF THE CHURCH WALLS

MAY 22ND– MID PENTECOST/ ST NICHOLAS'

JUNE 16TH– HOLY PENTECOST. HOLY TRINITY

JUNE 17TH– HOLY SPIRIT DAY/ SISTERHOOD PATRONAL FEAST DAY

JUNE 24TH– APOSTLES’ FAST BEGINS

 

March 2019

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
By God's mercy we celebrated our Parish Feast Day, went through the preparational season for Great Lent and slowly but surely are moving towards the glorious celebration of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Last month was busy with many activities; once again we greeted our Archpastor Archbishop Benjamin, who blessed our new altar in St. Herman’s Chapel, we successfully organized the fundraising concert “Mellow Jazz,” and our Sisterhood and L.O.V.E.S organizations had their annual Maslenitsa lunches.

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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

April 2019

Reminder: Please set aside Tuesday, April 16th for Church cleaning day at 9:30 am. We can use as many volunteers as possible. Dusting and applying oil on the iconostasis, removing wax and cleaning the candle stands, shining up the altar pieces, polishing all the wood surfaces, wiping the glass on the icons, cleaning chairs and vacuuming the rugs will all be needed. Lunch will be served. Come even if only for an hour or two. We can use all the help we can get. We will be assembling pussy willow (verba) bouquets on Saturday April 13th.  If you are interested, please join us at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall.                                                     

Irene Gregory

January 2019

We had a very busy year and we did a lot of work around our property. We had quite a few fundraisers. I want to thank everyone for helping and participating in all our activities. 

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February 2019

Dear Parishioners! We are glad to announce a new concert  in the Micheltorena Concert Series! "Mellow Jazz" concert with internationally renowned jazz singer Anna Kokhanchik will take place on February 24 at 2pm after Liturgy.

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February 2019

The second half of the year began on January 19th in our school. We thank everyone who took part in preparation and hosting of our Yolka celebration. It was very beautiful and was enjoyed by all the participants.

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July 2018

The Sunday School year has concluded. This year we reached an enrollment of thirteen students.  We will resume classes in September. 

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August 2018

Another year has passed for camp.  I'm happy to report it was a success.  We had 55 kids there and 4 were from our parish.  (I hope that will increase next year). Everyone seemed to enjoy all the crafts-leather working, terrariums, clay bears, tissue flowers, and friendship bracelets. 

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April-May 2018

We thank all of you who came and donated items for our blini luncheon which was a success.  Thanks to all the hard workers, too!  We couldn't have done it without you.  Thanks again and God bless.

Marina Burgmeier, President

 

February 2018

The Kiosk contents have been moved from the old location in the School Building to the lower level of the Hall Building. This means the Kiosk will be more accessible to you as you leave the hall and head for your car the lower parking lot!  Hopefully, more of you will drop by and see what's new! 

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March 2019

In March we collected over $800 for our own local use with our homeless and needy neighbors. We give very heartfelt and sincere thanks for your generous contributions! Our April collection will go to a charity designated by his eminence Archbishop Benjamin, the St. Petersburg Children's Hospice, which offers hard to find pain medication and end of life care to children who are dying of cancer.

                               Marie McEntire

February 2018

The children's choir will be singing during Liturgy on Sunday February 11 and on Sunday February 25. They will continue having rehearsal every Saturday from 3:00-4:15 and on Sundays we sing in church.