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~~~~HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE~~~~

ST. ANNE ORTHODOX CHURCH of the Inland Valley

11 April NO Presanctified Holy Liturgy

12 April NO Lazarus Saturday Holy Liturgy

13 April PALM SUNDAY 9:30 A.M. Festal Holy Liturgy and Blessing of Palms

NO Bridegroom Matins

16 April 7:00 P.M. Holy Unction Service

17 April 9:00 A.M. Vesperal Holy Liturgy of St. Basil the Great

17 April 6:30 P.M. Service of the 12 Gospels
MATINS OF HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

18 APRIL 2:00 P.M The Laying in the Tomb
VESPERS OF HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

18 APRIL 6:30 P.M The Lamentation Service
MATINS OF HOLY AND GREAT SATURDAY

19 April 9:00 A.M. Vesperal Holy Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
(with the 15 Old Testament Readings)

19 April 10:00 P.M. MATINS OF THE RESURRECTION &
PASCHAL HOLY LITURGY

12:30 A.M. COMMUNITY AGAPE MEAL (the Breaking of the Fast)

Day-Long Lenten Retreat

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ST. ANNE ORTHODOX CHURCH

of the Inland Valley

 A Parish of the Romanian Episcopate, Orthodox Church in America

Parish Priest:  V.  Rev. Fr. Catalin Mitescu

 Our parish invites you to join us for a

Day-long Lenten Retreat 

Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9:00am to 3:00pm with Vespers to follow at 3:30pm.

 Our topic for the day will be:

 Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer – the Three Great Lenten Disciplines

Given by Mother Melania

Mother Melania is the superior of the community of Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, California.

She has written several series of children’s books (The Twelve Great Feasts for Children; The Three-Day Pascha; the Old Testament Stories for Children Series; and the Good Neighbors series – a series of animal fables designed to teach children Christian virtue in an engaging way).

She has made a particular study of St. John Chrysostom’s writings.  Because he was writing not to monks but to people living in the world, he has much practical advice to offer for today’s Christian.

                                                           The schedule for the day is as follows:

                                                           9:00-9:30      Registration

                                                           9:30–10:30    Opening prayer and First Session

                                                           10:30-11:00   Break

                                                           11:00-12:00   Second Session

                                                           12:00-1:30     Lunch (provided)

                                                           1:30-3:00      Third Session

                                                           3:00-3:30      Break

                                                           3:30-4:30      Vespers

We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church, 1751 Park Ave., Pomona, CA 91768(one block north of the San Bernardino (I‑10) Freeway at the Garey Ave. Exit) ** The parking lot and entrance are on West Artesia Street**.

The cost for the day is $15 per participant, payable at entrance and includes lunch. (There will be no charge for clergy or monastics.)

Please make a reservation in advance so we know how many people to expect and have sufficient food for lunch.  For inquiries and to RSVP by email:  stannelentenretreat2014@gmail.com , by phone to Laurie Tadros at 360-710-7947 or by the Contact Form below.

***Due to our small size we are unable to offer Child Care.***

2014 House Blessings

Fr. Catalin will attempt to visit every household for the traditional blessing of each home with water from the Great Blessing. Please let him know if for any reason you do not wish him to come. For the house blessing, for which individual scheduling will be arranged, please be sure that all who live in the house can be present, and please make sure you have prepared :
1) A candle, a bowl for water, and a cross and/or icon.
2) A list of all people living in the house.
[All TV and radio should be turned off during the blessing.]

***2014 Annual General Assembly Meeting****

Please mark your calendars for January 26th! The Parish Council has set January 26th as the date of the 2014 Annual General Assembly, please put it on your calendars right away. We need all our members to attend for the quorum. The Meeting Agenda was emailed and may also be found under the Announcements on the right side of the page.
Fr. Catalin
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