Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
SS. Constantine and Helen Cathedral
Merrillville, IN
SS Constantine and Helen
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SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Great Lent and Holy Week Schedule

Monday, February 20 — Fasting from meat begins

Friday, February 24 — 2nd Annual Koliva Making Workshop, 5:30 pm, Gold Room and Kitchen

Saturday, February 25 — 9:00 am  Saturday of Souls Divine Liturgy and Memorial Service, Cathedral

Sunday, February 26 — CHEESEFARE SUNDAY

8:00 am Orthros/ 9:00 am Divine Liturgy and Sunday School

11:00 am Philoptochos Lenten Food Sale of Taramosalata, Skordalia and Laganes, Lobby

6:00 pm Service of Forgiveness Vespers, Chapel

THE FORGIVENESS VESPERS  This service proclaims the beginning of Great Lent.  Midway through the service the altar cloths and clergy vestments are changed from bright colors to the penitential purple of Lent. Lights are lowered and hymns are now sung in the Lenten “key.”  At the end of the service the faithful approach one another, asking for forgiveness, and exchange the kiss of peace.

Monday, February 27 — GREAT LENT BEGINS

6:00 pm Compline Service, Chapel

7:00 pm Koulouma Dinner. Great Hall

Saturday, March 4 — 9:00 am  Saturday of Souls Divine Liturgy and Memorial Service, Cathedral

Sunday, March 5 — Sunday of Orthodoxy

6:00 pm  Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers Service, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 7021 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN.  Sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy Association of NW Indiana

Wednesday, March 8

6:00 pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Chapel, with Lenten meal and discussion to follow, Gold Room

Wednesday, March 15

6:00 pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Chapel, with Lenten meal and discussion to follow, Gold Room

Wednesday, March 22

6:00 pm Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, Chapel, with Lenten meal and discussion to follow, Gold Room

 

CONFESSION:  As we approach Great Lent let us take a moment and examine our lifestyles.  Are we growing closer to Christ or further away?  Are we living a life in Christ or one of sin?  If we died today, where would we spend eternity?  Our lives need spiritual direction. One of the best ways to receive spiritual direction is by participating in the Sacrament of Holy Confession. It is in this Holy Sacrament that the above questions are examined and your life evaluated, not by the priest, but by God. To learn more about the Sacrament of Confession, make an appointment with Fr. Ted or Fr. George and experience a renewal of spiritual strength that comes from God’s Grace through this Sacrament.

EPITAPHIO FLOWER DONATIONS:  Our Philoptochos Society is collecting donations for the flowers of the Epitaphio (Christ’s Tomb) For Good Friday on Sundays after worship.  Just like everything else today, these costs have gone up.  Please give generously!

LENTEN/EASTER DONATIONS:  The Lenten season is a time that allows us to provide for the church various items needed. Giving to the church is always special but during Great Lent and Easter it takes on even more meaning.  For this reason we would like to take this opportunity to extend to you, the faithful, and invitation to share in making Great Lent, Holy Week and Easter a most beautiful and inspiring time.  Those individuals or families wishing to donate towards any of the following items should contact the church office.

Flowered Frame Salutation Services (March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31): $150 each.

Jonquils – Veneration of the Holy Cross: (Sunday, March 19): $300.

Flowered Frame Lazarus Saturday (April 8): $100.

Palms and Bay Leaves for Palm Sunday (April 9): $1,000

Flowered Frame Nymphios Icon (large): $200

Flowered Frame Nymphios Icon (small): $100

Flowered Frame Last Supper Icon: $100

Olive Oil for Holy Wednesday: $25

Flowered Wreath (large) Holy Thursday: $200

Flowered Wreaths (small) Holy Thursday: $125

12 Candles for Holy Thursday: $20 each

Epitaphio Flowers – Carnations & Orchids, etc.: $6000

Rose Water for Good Friday: $25

Rose Petals for Good Friday: $25

4 Candles for Good Friday: $25 each

Flowered Frame Resurrection Icon (large): $200

Flowered Frame Resurrection Icon (small): $100

Priest’s Easter Candles – $25 each (3)

200 small Chocolate Crosses: $300

600 Eggs for Easter & Agape Services:?

 

 

 

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Sunday Bulletin

See this Week’s Sunday Bulletin for Sunday, February 26, 2017

 

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Church Monthly Message

February Monthly Calendar – February Calendar

February Monthly Newsletter – February Monthly Message

 

 

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