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St. Mary's Response to Covid-19
For the safety and well being of our parishioners and local community, the church will be open at a limited capacity. However, in an effort to maintain a balanced spiritual life we are doing our best to offer online resources. Please see below for updates.
Services will be streamed during their normally scheduled times through Facebook live:
Please see below for the text for the upcoming services.
Virtual Candles, Prayers & Donation:
The Virtual Candles, Prayers & Donation form is a way for us to pray, light our candles, and make our weekly donation remotely. When you submit your candle and prayer request, someone in the church will light the candles for you, pray for the names you listed, and the clergy will also remember the names in the altar. 
Texts for Upcoming Services
If you would like to follow along with the text for the upcoming services that will be streamed please click on that service to download the PDF.
Saturday, January 2nd
5:00pm - Great Vespers
Sunday, January 3rd - Sunday before Theophany
8:30am   - Orthros
10:00am - Divine Liturgy
                  Liturgy Variables
Tuesday, January 5th 
Wednesday, January 6th 
                    Service for the Blessing of Water 
Saturday, January 9th
5:00pm - Great Vespers
Sunday, January 10th - Sunday after Epiphany
8:30am   - Orthros
10:00am - Divine Liturgy
                  Liturgy Variables
                  - 3rd & 9th Day Memorial: Emile Khoury
                  - 40 Day Memorial: Thamer Zedan
                  - 6 Month Memorial: Eid Swais
                  Trisagion for the Departed
Thursday, January 14th 
Saturday, January 16th
                - 3rd & 9th Day Memorial: Rima Sweis
                    Trisagion for the Departed
Sunday, January 17th - 12th Sunday of Luke
8:30am   - Orthros
10:00am - Divine Liturgy
                  Liturgy Variables
                  - 40 Day Memorial: Tawfiq Haddad
                  - 6 Month Memorial: Hanan Shehda
                  Trisagion for the Departed

Helpful tips for attending Divine Liturgy from your home from Fr. Michael Sakran:

"It is really hard, and unreal, to participate in the Divine Liturgy by watching it on a device in your home. It’s easy to get distracted, to get up and get something, or to do several things at once. I urge you to resist these temptations as you watch.

Here are practical tips to get the most out of the live-streamed services:

• Before 10:00 a.m., place your device (phone, television, computer, tablet) on or near your icon corner; OR, surround your device with one or more icons.

• Turn off all possible distractions (phone, notifications, oven, alarms, etc.)

• Like you do before church, take care of all personal needs beforehand.

• Dress like you would for a regular Sunday Liturgy. (Casual clothes may encourage a casual, non-prayerful attitude.)

• Follow your regular pattern for maintaining the Eucharistic: fast, refrain from food, coffee, etc. until after the Liturgy.

• Sing/speak along with us, in whatever way you normally would do during the Liturgy.

• As you are able, stand, sit, and kneel as you normally would do during the Liturgy.

• Finally, resist the urge to offer any comments online until after the service is over.

In short, I encourage you to make these few hours a time of sincere devotion and worship."

Athanasios and Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria

Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

Adult Bible Study

All adults are welcome to attend our weekly Adult Bible Study. The class will be given in Arabic by Fr. Danial Doss.



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