The Altar Candles will be burning during the month of September in memory of +Michael and +Martha Krofchik. May their memory be eternal!
Kolácsi Baking: This Saturday, September 6th, beginning at 9:00 am.
Our third (and final) kolácsi baking is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th.
Holupki: As you mark your calendars I also ask you to include our two-day Holupki preparation schedule: Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th.
Donations: Presently we have a sufficient supply of sugar for baking. We still need butter (both salted and unsalted), margarine (not the ‘Spreads’), large eggs, and all-purpose flour (name brands, e.g., Pillsbury, Gold Medal, etc.). Help us follow the specials at local supermarkets and get the best buys on these items.
Important: Please note the upcoming Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, September 27th is less than 1 month away. This past week we have been asked to provide dinner for the pilgrims attending the event at the end of the day – that would be about 5:00 pm.
I do not expect this group to be nearly as large as the one we hosted a number of years ago. The most important first step is to organize a “clean-up day.” The only open Saturday we have is September 13th. This would include the Social Hall, Church, and outdoors (tree branches, etc.). However, we cannot set up the Hall until after the baking is completed on September 20th.
Please, may I count on your help with this project? St Gregory’s is still fondly remembered by the people who attended the previous pilgrimage – our hospitality made a lasting impression indeed!
Wedding Anniversaries: The annual Eparchial wedding anniversary celebration for the Middle States Syncellate will take place at Epiphany of Our Lord Church on Saturday, 18th October at 4:00 pm. Please inform Father if you are celebrating in 2014 an anniversary of 5 years or any multiple of 5 years thereafter (10, 15, 20, 25, etc.).
Slavic-American Festival: Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Annandale, VA will hold their 41st Annual Slavic-American Festival next Sunday, September 7th, from 12:00 Noon to 6:30 PM. Admission and shuttle parking are free. For additional information go to www.epiphanyofourlord.org.
Lyra, the Russian Choral Group from Petersburg, is touring the U.S. once again this year and they will be at St. Gregory’s on Sunday, October 19th to sing portions of the Divine Liturgy in Old Slavonic. Selections will includes the Psalms of Typika (102 and 145), the Hymn of the Only-Begotten, the Trisagion, the Cherubikon, the Hymns of the Anaphora, It is Truly Proper, Our Father, We Have Seen the True Light, May Our Lips Be Filled, Blessed be the Name of the Lord, and more. Please mark your calendar and spread the word. Flyers will be available soon.
Pilgrimage for Peace: The annual Pilgrimage for Peace will take place on Sunday, September 21st, at Holy Dormition Byzantine Franciscan Friary in Sybertsville, PA. Activities include a Panachida Service at 12:30 pm, Confessions from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, a Moleben and Healing Service at 1:00 pm, a Concert of Byzantine Hymns in English and Slavonic at 2:30 PM, and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by Archbishop William at 4:00 PM. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Schedule adjustment – Labor Day (next) Weekend: Please note that there will be no Matins Service next Sunday, August 31st. The Divine Liturgy will begin as usual at 10:00 am next Sunday. Otpust: The 80th annual Pilgrimage in honor … Continue reading