Jeremy Lourie

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We Give Thanks to Thee, O Christ Our God

Everlasting King, Thy will for our salvation is full of power. Thy right arm controls the whole course of human life. We give Thee thanks for all Thy mercies, seen and unseen. For eternal life, for the heavenly Joys of the Kingdom which is to be. Grant mercy to us who sing Thy praise, both …

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The Entrance of the Theotokos + November 21

On November 21st in the Holy Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. Leading the procession into the Temple were virgins with lighted tapers in their hands, then the three-year-old Most-holy Virgin, led by her father and mother. The virgin was clad in vesture of royal magnificence and adornments …

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Nativity Fast Begins on November 15

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November 15 is the beginning of the Nativity Fast, one of the four Canonical Fasting Seasons in the Church year. Many Orthodox Christian families will begin this journey to the Feast of the Nativity which is celebrated as ‘Christmas’ in the US and Canada, on December 25. This is a joyous Fast in anticipation of …

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Gold-plated 7-Branched Candelabrum

St Nicholas parish has received a new 7-branched candelabrum as a donation from a parishioner. Father John lead the blessing prayers on Sunday, October 28. This candle stand replaces an old brass stand that was a hand-me-down from another church and in poor repair. We were thankful for the old candelabrum and are similarly thankful …

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Emergency Appeal

†St Nicholas Church, 🏡⚡ Emergency Appeal 🏡⚡ Lightning Strike Kills Blue-House Appeal: Blue-House Lightning Strike Repairs Dear to Christ, As you may be aware, St Nicholas Church owns the blue house adjacent to the church building. We have been renting it out as an income source to help offset expenses. It appears that on or about October 1st …

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