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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:
https://form.jotform.com/200803598190961
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:
                 
Monday, April 5th
7:00pm   - Great Compline
 
Wednesday, April 7th
 
Friday, April 9th
 
Saturday, April 10th
5:00pm - Great Vespers
             
Sunday, April 11th - Sunday of St. John Climacus
8:45am   - Orthros
10:00am - Divine Liturgy
                  - Liturgy Variables
                  - 40 Day Memorial: George Mansour
                    - Trisagion Prayers for the Departed
 
 
 
Rule of Prayer

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."


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

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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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