10 a.m. Divine Liturgy
February 19: Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare Sunday)
The commemoration for this Sunday is taken from the parable of our Lord Jesus Christ concerning his Second Coming and the Last Judgment of all, both the living and the dead. Matthew 25:31-46.
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FIVE SUNDAYS BEFORE GREAT LENT: Great Lent is preceded by its own liturgical preparation. The first sign of the approach of Great Lent comes five Sundays before its beginning. Fifth Sunday before Lent is Zacchaeus the tax-collector. The following Sunday is the Publican and the Pharisee. The next Sunday in the preparation for Great Lent is the Sunday of the Prodigal Son. The next Sunday is called Meatfare Sunday since it is officially the last day before Easter for eating meat. It commemorates Christ’s parable of the Last Judgment (Mt 25.31–46). Finally, on the eve of Great Lent, the day is called Cheesefare Sunday and Forgiveness Sunday. For more information: https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/worship/the-church-year/pre-lent
Great Lent begins Monday, February 27. Pre-sanctified Liturgy on Wednesday nights beginning March 1 @ 7 pm
Lenten (pot luck) dinner and discussion will be held in the church hall following the Liturgy.