Construction site blessing

Posted in News on April 27, 2014 by readerjohn

With the four corners of the foundation now exposed and Father back from Retreat at Johnstown, he sends this message:

Sunday, immediately after Divine Liturgy, those who wish to do so may accompany me to the building site for a brief rite of blessing for the foundation; essentially, it completes the blessing begun by His Grace Bishop Gregory this past October.

Following the blessing, all may return to church for coffee hour ….

The “immediately after Divine Liturgy” is necessitated by Allard family logistics as they meet another Sunday obligation.

Matins cancelled; 3rd and 6th Hours to be served

Posted in Church Schedule Change on April 6, 2014 by readerjohn

Matins will not be served tomorrow. 3rd and 6th Hours will be chanted beginning at 9 am.

Monday Liturgy Cancelled

Posted in Church Schedule Change on March 31, 2014 by readerjohn

Fr. Gregory made a mistake in scheduling the Liturgy for Monday March 31, as we are only to have Presanctified Liturgies on weekdays during Great Lent, with the exception of the Feast of the Annunciation.  So the Liturgy for Monday, for St. Mary of Egypt, is cancelled.

Construction progress, last week of March

Posted in News on March 30, 2014 by readerjohn

The surveyors staked the site on Monday and Tuesday the 24th and 25th. As I write, some preliminary earth moving is expected Monday March 31.

We do not yet have a date projected for the next service at the site, but it will be posted as soon as possible.

Roger Bennett for himself, Annie Fish and Brad Shaffer.

All Services cancelled

Posted in Church Schedule Change on March 2, 2014 by readerjohn

Dear Ones in Christ,

With several inches of snow down, more still coming, not a plow in sight on side streets, and hourly forecasts apparently tricky, I think it best to cancel all Church Services today (Matins, Divine Liturgy and Forgiveness Vespers) at St Alexis, rather than run the risk of people getting into accidents coming and going to the Church.  We will keep an eye on things and let you know if there will be any changes in the schedule for Clean Monday.  

Unworthy Priest,

Fr Gregory

Here’s an Order of Forgiveness Vespers to read and to make conscious effort to forgive all, just in case there’s no feasible way to incorporate tonight’s cancelled service into others this week.

Reader John

Liturgy Cancelled – St. Alexis

Posted in Church Schedule Change on March 2, 2014 by readerjohn

With several inches down, snow still coming, not a plow in sight on side streets, and hourly forecasts apparently tricky, Father Gregory has decided to cancel Church rather than endangering people who might get in an accident coming or might be unable to get back home afterward.

Stay tuned about Forgiveness Vespers this evening.

No Matins today

Posted in Church Schedule Change on February 16, 2014 by readerjohn

St. Alexis: No Matins this Morning – just 3rd and 6th Hours commencing 9 am, followed by Liturgy, followed by pizza and the much-delayed annual parish meeting.