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WEEKLY CHURCH PROGRAM | 25 FEBRUARY – 3 MARCH 2018


SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY
† First Sunday of Lent, Sunday of Orthodoxy | John 1: 43-51
• 7.30 – 11.00am  Orthros and Divine Liturgy


MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY
6.00pm Service of Great Compline


TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY
• 6.00pm Service of Great Compline
• 7.00pm  Orthodox Youth of Brunswick and CoburgParishes of St Vasilios and the Presentation of our Lord will meet this week at the COBURG Church Hall.


WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY
• 8.00– 9.30am
Service of Presanctified Liturgy
6.00pm Service of Great Compline


THURSDAY 1 MARCH
• 6.00pm Service of Great Compline


FRIDAY 2 MARCH
• 7.00pm Service of Akathist Hymn to The Theotokos – Second Salutations to the Theotokos


SATURDAY 3 MARCH
• 3.45pm Service of Vespers


GREAT LENT – FINDING GOD IN FASTING

We fast joyfully: self-discipline is not self-punishment, it is liberation and renewal – the fast is a celebration of our freedom.
“… if our Father Adam had fasted, we should not have suffered banishment from Eden. The fruit that brought death upon me was pleasing to the eye and good to eat ….”
From Vespers, Friday of the First Week of Lent
Fasting returns us to an awareness of our needs, and helps us discern the difference between what we truly need and the vast, unlimited range of what we want.
Fasting is not a discipline we take up for its own sake: we fast in order to discipline ourselves so that we can find ourselves in God. The fast is a period of intense waiting for the coming of the Bridegroom.


 

“So be at peace…and call upon God.”
St Nektarios of Aegina