5:00 PM Great Vespers
Confessions to follow
(General Confession on the evening before the last Sunday of the month)
9:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Fellowship Hour to follow
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Concert on Sunday, Nov. 24: Konevets Quartet
Our parish is sponsoring a concert featuring the KONEVETS QUARTET on November 24, 2013. The KONEVETS QUARTET was founded in 1992 by graduates of the St. Petersburg Music Conservatoire-Glinka Choral Academy; who sang in the Konevets Holy Trinity Monastery choir. Their goal was to share the rich Russian vocal traditions with audiences the world over. With their dedication to creating a perfect harmonious sound, their repertoire was created especially for this purpose, and remains such to this day.
The heart of their repertoire is Orthodox sacred music, ranging from chants and hymns by twentieth century composers, such as Chesnokov, Grechaninov and Stravinsky, to ancient chants and hymns sung in unison or in two or three part arrangements and, in contemporary four-part arrangements, sometimes re-harmonized by the Quartet.
Please join us at 4 PM at our church on Park Avenue in Meriden to hear their beautiful voices and then light refreshments afterwards. Donation is $15.00. For reservations, please contact:
- Mary Ann Sporcic (860 705-5447)
- Natasha Sousa (203 379-8094
- Dave Zavednak (203 215-1792)
Our parish is hosting an icon class this fall, taught by Andy Bobik. Classes at our Church Community Center on Wednesdays, 6–8 PM. The cost is $20 per class for parishioners, $25 for non-parishioners, plus a $20 sign-up fee for materials. The Community Center is at 305 Center Street. You can join any time, and work at your own pace. For more information, email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-302-7675.
Thanksgiving Feast before the Fast
The parish is holding a Thanksgiving feast before the Nativity Fast begins. Please join us on Sunday, Nov. 10, following the Divine Liturgy.
SS. Peter & Paul Brotherhood Winter Clothing Drive
The Brotherhood is holding its fourth annual Winter Clothing Drive. Please donate gently used winter clothing—coats, hats, gloves, boots, shoes, blankets—especially coats for young children. Monetary donations are very welcome, as well. The Brotherhood plans to hold its give-away on Saturday, Nov. 16.
We are collecting donations for Thanksgiving to distribute on Sunday, Nov. 24, to eight families in need in our parish neighborhood. We are asking for contributions of money so that we can purchase Thanksgiving dinner fixings and pantry necessities for neighbors that would otherwise have a meager celebration. (If you would prefer to donate in kind, please leave non-perishable food for eight families downstairs in the church.) As we look forward to our own festive Thanksgiving celebrations with our families, please give generously.
Apostolic Christianity for Twenty-First Century America
Welcome to our website! We are the only Orthodox Christian parish located in Meriden or its neighboring towns, bearing witness to the fullness of the Faith first delivered by the Apostles. If you are an Orthodox Christian living in the area, we hope to see you soon. If you are searching for the purity of the Apostolic Faith in a world where teaching, morals, and worship shift with each passing fad, come and see for yourself what Orthodox Christianity is all about, where we unswervingly hold to the faith “once-for-all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3).
Founded in 1911, we are a parish of the Diocese of New England in the Orthodox Church in America, under the leadership of His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon. All services are in English. People of all backgrounds are unreservedly welcome.
If you have never witnessed Orthodox Christian worship and know little or nothing about the Orthodox Church, please visit with us and experience it first-hand. You will receive a warm welcome.
Meanwhile, please look around the website, and feel free to email us with questions.