Services at St. George for Their Patronal Feast

posts-pic-st-george-greek-orthodox-church-knoxvilleFr. Anthony Stratis of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville, TN has invited us to their services for their Patronal Feast. The services are as follows:

  • Vespers at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22
  • Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am on Thursday, April 23

Because they suffered damage to their main church building in the fire on Pascha morning, the services will be held in their Parish Hall.

St. George is located several miles from the University of Tennessee Campus at 4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Note that because Fr. Job will be serving Vespers with Fr. Anthony at St. George on Wednesday evening, we will not be having our regular Wednesday Vespers at St. Nektarios.

Catechism Classes on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Fr. Job is beginning catechism classes on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. The length will be about 45 minutes to an hour and followed by Small Compline. They will be more structured and focused like a class rather than casual and informal like the Sunday afternoon talks. You are not obligated to stay for Small Compline when the class is over.

These classes are open to everyone whether you are an inquirer, catechumen, or have been Orthodoxy for a long time. Parents are welcome to bring their children.

Holy Week and Pascha Schedule 2015

posts-icon-paschaClick here for a printable version

Saturday, April 4

  • 9:00 am — Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday followed by trapeza (meal)
  • After trapeza —  Palm cross folding, decorating church, and cleaning
  • 5:30 pm — Vigil for Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 5

  • 10:00 am — Divine Liturgy followed by trapeza (meal)
  • 1:45 pm (approximately) — Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday

Monday, April 6

  • 6:30 pm — Vigil for the Feast of Annunciation

Tuesday, April 7

  • 10:00 am — Vesperal Liturgy for the Feast of Annunciation followed by trapeza (meal)
  • 6:30 pm — Bridegroom Matins for Holy Wednesday

Wednesday, April 8

  • 6:30 pm — Matins of Holy Thursday

Thursday, April 9

  • 9:00 am — Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Thursday followed by trapeza (meal)
  • After trapeza — Dyeing red Pascha Eggs
  • 6:30 pm — Matins of Great and Holy Friday with the 12 Passion Gospel Readings

Friday, April 10

  • 9:00 am — Royal Hours
  • 2:00 pm — Vespers of Great and Holy Friday with the bringing out of the Winding Sheet
  • 6:30 pm — Matins of Great and Holy Saturday with the Lamentations of the Theotokos

Note: Great and Holy Friday is a strict fast day with no eating or drinking; therefore, we will not have any food out in the parish hall.

Saturday, April 11

  • 10:00 am — Vesperal Liturgy of Great and Holy Saturday with the 15 Old Testament Readings followed by trapeza
  • 8:00 pm — Reading of the Acts of the Apostles

Note: It is traditional to have only nuts, dried fruits, & wine on Great and Holy Saturday. There will be a blessing for these foods after the Liturgy.

Paschal Services  beginning at 11:30 pm Saturday night and continuing through the early hours of Sunday morning — Midnight Office, Paschal Matins, and Paschal Divine Liturgy followed by the blessing of the Pascha baskets and a festal meal

Note: Pascha baskets should be taken to the parish hall and remain there for the blessing. It is not appropriate to bring them into the church.

Sunday, April 12

  • 1:00 pm — Agape Vespers with the Gospel Reading in multiple languages
  • 2:00 pm — Parish Picnic & Egg Hunt

No Services This Week (March 2-7)

We will not have any services this week, and our next service will be Sunday, March 8. Fr. Job will be on a retreat to a monastery this this week, so please keep his safe travel in your prayers.

Next week we will continue our Lenten schedule with services during the week.

Don’t forget to “spring forward” your clocks on Saturday night!

Services Cancelled Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

We are cancelling services through Saturday due to the ongoing weather and road conditions. God willing we will gather again for worship on Sunday.

Fr. Job encourages reading the Thursday portion of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete. Tonight is the fourth and final part for the first week of Lent. The text can be found here, and this article explains the Great Canon.

Stay safe and warm!

Services Cancelled for Wednesday, February 25

The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts and the reading of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete are cancelled tonight due to bad conditions on secondary roads coupled with the forecast for snow this evening.

Fr. Job encourages everyone to read the Wednesday portion of the Great Canon which you can find here:

http://stnektariosroc.org/files/prayers/great-canon-st-andrew-3wednesday.pdf

God willing we will be able to continue with the rest of the services this week!

Schedule for the First Week of Lent

Monday, February 23
6:30 pm ─ Small Compline and the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Tuesday, February 24
6:30 pm ─ Small Compline and the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Cancelled due to inclement weather

Wednesday, February 25
6:30 pm ─ Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Trapeza (meal)
Following Trapeza ─ Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Cancelled due to inclement weather

Thursday, February 26
6:30 pm ─ Small Compline and the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
Cancelled due to inclement weather

Friday, February 27
9:00 am ─ Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by Trapeza (meal)
Cancelled due to inclement weather

Saturday, February 28
5:30 pm ─ Vigil
Cancelled due to inclement weather

Weather Update for Forgiveness Sunday Services

God willing Fr. Job will be at the church tomorrow for Divine Liturgy and Forgiveness Vespers for any that can make it.

Many people are concerned about missing the forgiveness service tomorrow due to the weather. We can do the mutual asking of forgiveness with prostrations next Sunday if few people attend.

Hopefully the rain and above freezing temperatures that are forecasted tonight will remove the bad road conditions for everyone. Please pray that all will be safe and well.

Cancellation of Daily Vespers on February 18

Due to the inclement weather and icy road conditions, Daily Vespers has been canceled for Wednesday, February 18. Please be safe in any of your travels!

Forgiveness Sunday

posts-icon-expulsion-from-paradiseThis Sunday (February 22) is Forgiveness Sunday. Divine Liturgy will start at normal time (10 am), and there will not be a homily because we will begin the service of Forgiveness Vespers immediately after the conclusion of Divine Liturgy.

Fr. Job encourages everyone to be in attendance for the Rite of Forgiveness to prepare for the beginning of Lent which starts the next day.