SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

February
11           Sunday           12:30           Divine Liturgy. Meatfare Sunday, or Sunday of the Last Judgment
          14:30           Celebrating Shrovetide in our parish
18           Sunday           12:30           Divine Liturgy. Cheesefare Sunday. The Rite of Forgiveness
February 19 - The Lent begins
19           Monday 18:30           Canon of the St. Andrew of Crete
25      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday
     Evening:     Vespers of the Triumph of Orthodoxy (Chapel of Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto M5S 1H8)
March
3      Saturday      18:30     Parent Saturday. Commemoration of the Dead
4      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Week of St. Gregory Palamas
6      Tuesday:     18:30      Holy Unction
11      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Veneration of the Cross week
14      Wednesday      18:30      Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
18      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Week of St. John of the Ladder
24      Saturday      18:30     Akathist to the Blessed Virgin Mary
25      Sunday      12:30     Divine Liturgy. Week of St. Mary of Egypt
31     Saturday:           Vespers & consecrations of willows. Resurrection of the righteous Lazarus


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SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

The Sunday of Orthodoxy (also known as the Triumph of Orthodoxy) is celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent (six Sundays before Pascha). The Feast is kept in memory of the final defeat of Iconoclasm and the restoration of the icons to the churches.
After the death of the last Iconoclast emperor, Theophilos, his widow the regent Theodora and Patriarch Methodios, summoned the Synod of Constantinople in 843 to restore the icons to the Church.
After Orthros, a procession is made with icons around the church.
Once the procession arrives at the place, the Synodicon (decree of the Synod of Constantinople) is read aloud by the deacon. This Synodicon begins with the memory of certain saints, confessors and heroes of the faith, to each of whose names the people cry out: "Eternal Memory!" three times. Then follows a long list of heretics of all kinds, to each of which the answer is: "Anathema" once or thrice. These heretics comprise all the major opponents of the Orthodox Faith, Arians, Nestorians, Monophysites, Monothelites, Iconoclasts, and so on. Then comes again "Eternal Memory" to certain pious emperors, from Constantine the Great on.
The troparion of the feast:
We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One,
and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God.
Of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh
to deliver Your creatures from bondage to the enemy.
Therefore with thanksgiving we cry aloud to You:
You have filled all with joy, O our Savior,
by coming to save the world.
Annual Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Toronto this year will be held in the Trinity Chapel, Trinity College, University of Toronto. On this evening all the parishes of Toronto are coming together to celebrate the auspicious day on which the Church established veneration of icons. This is one of the most beautiful services of the year. Vespers with the best Orthodox choirs of Toronto. A solemn procession with icons. After Vespers there will be a shared Lenten meal.
Presided by His Eminence Archbishop Irénée of Ottawa and Canada (Orthodox Church in America), served by clergy from the Orthodox Clergy Fellowship of Toronto, and sung by choirs from many Orthodox churches from across the city
COME BY PUBLIC TRANSIT
Walk from St George, Museum or Queen’s Park subway stations
COME BY CAR
Park in the Trinity College lot (off Devonshire Place) for the all-day Sunday rate of $8
REFRESHMENTS AND FELLOWSHIP TO FOLLOW THE SERVICE

Mardi Gras

On Sunday, February 11th, we invite everyone to join us in celebrating Maslenitsa (Mardi Gras) with music and pancakes. The event starts after the Liturgy, at 14:30. Free admission. During the meal, donations will be collected (PWYC).
Performers:
1) Sergey Martsenyuk (popular Russian songs)
2) Children's Russian folk song and dance group "Ladushki"
3) Valentin Pradidenko (violin)
4) Andrei Bucharsky (singing, guitar)

Christmas matinee for children in our parish

Christmas Matinee for Children in our parish. January 14 at 3pm.
The ticket costs $15 per child and $5 for an accompanying adult.
The tickets can be purchased at the candlebox during services until January 14.
Ticket includes a Christmas present for the child.
For children under 14.

Christmas Bazaar / Рождественская ярмарка

On December 3rd, we'll have a fundraising Christmas bazaar. Please bring us items in good condition, suitable for sale (books, clothes etc.). In addition, we need helpers for the sale - please apply at the candle box during the services.
Please share this announcement!

3 декабря мы проводим Рождественскую ярмарку в поддержку прихода. Пожалуйста, приносите нам вещи в хорошем состоянии, годные для продажи (книги, одежда и т.п.). Кроме того, нам нужны помощники для проведения распродажи - обращаться на свечной ящик во время служб.
Пожалуйста, распространяйте это объявление.

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September 8 (21) - The Nativity of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Troparion:
Your Nativity, O Virgin, / Has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / Has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.
Kontakion:
By Your Nativity, O Most Pure Virgin, / Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness; / Adam and Eve, from the corruption of death. / And we, your people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to you: / The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our life!

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