St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
Stratford, Connecticut
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)

Founded in 1929, our church is a parish of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), under the omophorion of Metropolitan HILARION of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad. More about our church…

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February 26, 2017: Forgiveness Sunday, Cheesefare (Feb. 13 on church calendar)

Today, Feb. 26, is Forgiveness Sunday. The first Lenten service will immediately follow the Liturgy, and all parishioners should attend. If two services are too much for you, come late to the Liturgy and stay for the Vespers of Forgiveness.

Inauguration of the Parish Council Officers was postponed until next Sunday, March 5.

The collection box in the middle of the church is for flowers for Pascha (Easter); please give a little each Sunday. Also, since spring weather has already arrived, please look for pussy willows when they bloom, and save them in a cool, dark place for Palm Sunday.

Upcoming Services

This week—the first week of Lent—there will be services at St. Nicholas Church every evening except Wednesday, when we shall go to nearby Presentation Church (see map/directions) to venerate the Kursk Root Icon and pray with Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan. The first Presanctified Liturgy will be at 7:30 am on Wednesday, March 1.

Mon, Feb. 27, at 6:30 pm: Great Compline, Great Canon of Repentance, part 1
Tues, Feb. 28, at 6:30 pm: Great Compline, Great Canon of Repentance, part 2
Wed, Mar. 1, at 7:30 am: Presanctified Liturgy
...at 6:30 pm: At Presentation Church, served by Bishop Nicholas:
Meeting of Kursk-Root Icon
Great Compline, Great Canon of Repentance, part 3
Thurs, Mar. 2, at 6:30 pm: Great Compline, Great Canon of Repentance, part 4
Fri, Mar. 3, at 6:30 pm: Small Compline, Akathist to the Theotokos, part 1
...at 7:30 pm: Potluck Lenten supper & discussion

The first Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers will be at Holy Ghost Church in Bridgeport next Sunday, March 5, at 4:00 pm (see map/directions). Note that our own St. Nicholas Church will be hosting this event a few weeks later, on March 26.

Fasting

Today is Cheesefare Sunday: we may eat anything except meat. The Great Fast (Lent) begins tomorrow, Feb. 27. From then until Pascha, we abstain from meat, eggs, dairy, and fish; on weekdays we also abstain from wine and oil.

Commemorations

Name days: St. Vsevolod (Feb. 11/24). Many Years: Vsevolod Rakov.


1 Honeyspot Road
Stratford, CT 06614
Phone: 203-209-9374

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