Lenten Quotations for the 4th Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the fourth week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for the 3rd Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the third week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for the 2nd Week of Great Lent (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for the second week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

Lenten Quotations for Clean Week (from The Lenten Triodion)

Dear Brethren and Friends of St Elizabeth’s,
Linked below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for Clean Week, the first week of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

The Spiritual Meaning of The Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete

Dear Brethren & Friends of St Elizabeth’s,

This is a reminder that Monday, March 15 through Thursday, March 18 at 6:30pm we will be serving Great Compline and the Canon of St Andrew of Crete. Below is some edifying information about the Great Canon.

Text of the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete:

Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete

Old Testament References in the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete:

The Who’s Who of The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Podcast:
“The Cry of the Humbled Heart: The Ascetical Significance of the Great Canon”:

YouTube video:
(59) Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete – YouTube

With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark

 

Pre-Lenten Quotations for Cheese Week (from The Lenten Triodion)

Pre-Lenten Quotations for Cheese Week (from The Lenten Triodion)

In the link below are some of the stichera (verses) from the services of Matins and Vespers for Cheese Week, the week before the start of Great Lent. They are taken from The Lenten Triodion, which is the special liturgical book used during this season of the year for our worship and edification. The verses chosen focus on how fasting, prayer, and practicing the Christian virtues are essential for our spiritual life, which is being “refocused” during Great Lent.

Pre-Lenten Personal Check List & Preliminary Lenten Resources

Pre-Lenten Personal Check List & Preliminary Lenten Resources

Are you ready for the beginning of Great Lent? Here is a checklist.

  1. The meat and dairy in your house are (or about to be) used up.
  2. Prepare to make thorough confession of sins to be made early in Lent.
  3. Get a blessing from your priest about any adaptations to the fasting rules for Lent.
  4. Select Lenten reading material and ideally get it blessed by your priest in advance.
  5. Set a plan for charitable giving.
  6. Arrange time off with employer so that you (and your family) can attend the primary Holy Week services and Pascha. Plan to attend the special Lenten services, particularly during the 1st week of the Fast (Clean Week) and to attend the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts as often as possible during Lent.
  7. Ask forgiveness asked of anyone with whom you have quarreled.
  8. Inquire with your priest about a daily Lenten prayer rule.

Here are some helpful resources:

Putting Lent in our Life

The Meaning of Great Lent

The True Nature of Fasting

The Rules of Fasting for Great Lent

May God grant you a beautiful springtime of the Fast!

Nativity 2020/2021 Church Services & Events / Рождество 2020/2021 Богослуженія и событія

Nativity 2020/2021: Church Services & Events – Рождество 2020/2021: Богослуженія и событія

Wednesday, January 6 – Eve of Nativity
9:00 AM: Royal Hours & Typica
10:30 AM: Vesperal Liturgy
5:30 PM: All-Night Vigil

Thursday, January 7 – Nativity of Christ
9:40 AM: Hours & Divine Liturgy
12:00 PM: Festal Meal & Yolka

Среда, 6 января – Сочельникъ Рождества
9:00 ч.:
 Царскіе часы и Изобразительны
10:30: Вечерня съ Литургіей
17:30: Всенощное бдѣніе

Четвергъ, 7 января – Рождество Христово
9:40: Часы и Божественная литургія
12:00 ч.: Праздничная трапеза и Ёлка

 

 

 

December 19-20, 2020: Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan to Visit St Elizabeth the New Martyr Church/19-20 декабря 2020 г.: Еписпокъ Манхэттенскій Николой посѣтитъ храмъ св. преподобномученицы Елисаветы

Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan to Visit St Elizabeth the New-Martyr Church

Here are the services and events connected with Bishop Nicholas’ visit to our parish.

Saturday, December 19
6:00pm: Vigil

Sunday, December 20
9:30am: Greeting of the Bishop; Hours; Hierarchical Liturgy
12:00pm: Lenten Potluck Meal

Еписпокъ Манхэттенскій Николой посѣтитъ храмъ св. преподобномученицы Елисаветы

Ниже слѣдуютъ службы и событія, связанныя съ визитомъ епископа Николая въ нашъ приходъ.

Суббота, 19 декабря
18:00 ч.: Всенощная

Воскресенье, 20 декабря
9:30 ч.: Встрѣча Владыки; часы; Архіерейская Литургія
12:00 ч.: Постная трапеза – каждый приноситъ блюдо.

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Important! – St Elizabeth’s Annual Parish Meeting: Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 @ 12:30pm

Dear Brethren,
With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, ruling bishop of the Diocese of New York and Eastern America, we will have our Annual Parish Meeting this Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 12:30pm in St John’s Parish Hall (during our Coffee Hour Meal). Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend and participate. The parish council and clergy have worked extremely hard this year in support of the parish, so please honor their efforts with your attendance.
Agenda
-Warden’s Address
-Rector’s Address
-Audit Committee Report
-Treasurer’s Report & 2021 Budget
-Mortgage Payoff Plan Update
-Election of Officers & Council Members
-Discussion
With much love in Christ,
Fr Mark