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What you are listening to: Богородице Дево, радуйся,
Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of God, music by Father Deacon Z. Trubachyov

Our Lord, God and Saviour JESUS CHRIST

Vespers is every Saturday at 6 p.m.
(Suspended until further notice)
Divine Liturgy is celebrated every Sunday at 10 a.m. and on holy days as announced.
The third and sixth hours are read 20 minutes before Liturgy.
Confessions are heard from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Sundays.
6.00 .
10.00 . .
Чтение часов в 9.40.
9.30 9.50
( ).

Schedule of Services

November-December 2003

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

 

Russian Festival

11:00a 6:00p

2

20th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Liturgy 10:00a

3

 

4

5

6

Our Lady --The Joy of All Who Sorrow

 

Liturgy 10:00a

Dinner to Follow

7

 

8

Holy Great Martyr Demetrius

 

Liturgy 10:00a

9

21st Sunday after Pentecost

 

Liturgy 10:00a

10

 

11

12

 

13

14

 

15

Demetrius

Saturday

 

Liturgy 10:00a

16

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

 

Liturgy 10:00a

17

 

18

19

20

Vespers 6:30p

21

Synaxis of Holy Archangel Michael and The Other Bodiless Powers

 

Liturgy 10:00a

22

St.Nectarius, Metropolitan of Pentapolis

 

Liturgy 10:00a

23

Observance of the Parish Feast

 

Greeting of the Bishop 9:30a

24

 

25

26

 

27

28

 

Nativity Fast Begins

29

30

24th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Liturgy 10:00a

December

2

 

3

Vigil 6:30p

4

Entry into the Temple of the Mother of God

 

Liturgy 10:00a

5

6

7

25th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Liturgy 10:00a

8

9

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called

 

Liturgy 10:00a

14

26th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Liturgy 10:00a

15

 

16

 

17

 

18

Vigil 6:30p

19

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

 

Liturgy 10:00a

20

21

27th Sunday after Pentecost

 

Liturgy 10:00a

22

Conception of the Mother of God by St. Anna

 

Liturgy 10:00a

23

24

 

25

 

26

27

Monthly Liturgy for Deceased of the Parish

10:00a

28

The Holy Forefathers

 

Liturgy 10:00a

29

30

31

 

 

 

Saturday, 1 November 2003:
Our Lady, Joy of All Who Sorrows first-ever
RUSSIAN FESTIVAL
Food (Pierogi, Stuffed Cabbage) Bazaar
Church tours Hard-to-find Russian religious books and Orthodox religious articles
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

 


Welcome! !

Founded by Russian immigrants (displaced persons), including Father Eugene Lyzlov (на русском языке), in 1951, not long after World War II, the Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady is a congregation belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad headquartered in New York City. Fr Eugene Lyzlov: painting by Marjorie von MoschziskerBy October 1957 we had moved from the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia to the Art Museum area, at the intersection of 20th and Brandywine Streets one block north of Spring Garden Street and six blocks west of Broad Street. To this day the church maintains the fullness of the Russian Orthodox tradition liturgically and in its teachings, and retains a very Russian character. Our St Nicholas shrine We use the Julian calendar and a mixture of mostly Slavonic and some English in services, and of course members of all ethnic groups are welcome to worship with us. Besides our original members, we include newcomers from Russia and converts.

A former Protestant building, the churchs present home has a fine stone facade with small arched windows reminiscent of Orthodox churches in the Balkans, and is topped by a gold three-bar Russian cross. On Brandywine Street in front of the rectory next to the church is a small garden with birdbath and crucifix roadside shrine. Inside, a small space has been transformed into a place of light and holiness, both an earthly heaven and a reminder of the best of the old country, as was Father Eugenes intention.

About Our Lady of Smolensk and our church: The icon of the Mother of God on our iconostasis is a version of the Smolensk icon, to which our founding pastor, Fr. Eugene, had a special devotion. He died on this feast day a sign of grace.

Father Athanasy baptizes and chrismates
two newcomers from Russia

 

Fr Athanasy: photo by Marjorie von Moschzisker

Father Athanasy (Mastalski), Pastor

A native Philadelphian and convert to Russian Orthodoxy, Father Athanasy first visited our church as a young man. He served us as a deacon in the 1970s, then, after serving churches in the Holy Land, New Jersey and Haiti, returned to Philadelphia to become our pastor in 1996. A monk, Father has the title of igumen (abbot). He knows Russian and also French.

E-mail Fr. Athanasy

 

About the icon of Our Lady,
Joy of All Who Sorrow

Icon of the Mother of God, the Joy of All Who Sorrow (with coins), which was at the glass factory in Petrograd
FEAST DAY: 23 July/5 August

This image was glorified in 1888 in St. Petersburg, when lightning hit a chapel during a terrible thunderstorm, but the holy icon of the Queen of Heaven located therein remained unharmed; only small brass coins (groshki, half-kopecks), which were lying in front of the icon, stuck to it. On the site of the chapel, a church was built in 1898.

 

Links

The Royal Martyrs of Russia е Новомученики России
Orthodox.net
From Father Seraphim Holland and St. Nicholas Church, Dallas, Texas
Orthodox Christians for Life
Kuban Cossacks Association
Kuban Cossacks were among the original members of our church

 

 

 

Our Lady, Joy of All Who Sorrow
Candle
KONTAKION OF THE ICON, tone 6
We have no other help, we have no other hope,
apart from thee, O Lady.
Come to our help.
We hope in thee and in thee we glory.
Let us not be confounded, for we are thy servants.

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