St Nicholas Orthodox Church Southbridge Massachusetts

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Announcements:

Dear Parish Family,

  • Church is closed next Sunday , October 10 (Fr John is going to an end of season family gathering)


  • Liturgy resumes on Sunday October 17


  • Video of Liturgy will start again on Sunday October 24


God Bless you and keep you well,

Father John



Dear Parish Family and Friends, below is a link to a beautiful setting of the Hymn to the Theotokos (Birthgiver of God).
https://youtu.be/MaC76ilcIzg


Mission and Outreach:


We just completed a collection of Walmart and grocery cards for our greatly delayed Lenten project.  Five hundred dollars were donated and there are still funds coming in.  Our President and Vietnam war vet, Dan Dono, has coordinated bringing donations to the organization that provides care and outreach to vets in need and their families.

We completed our Christmas offering: 10 adult women's hats, 6 pairs of adult glove, along with 5 sets of childrens' hats and gloves  were "bought". The items (which were donated) and an additional $200 will be brought to Abby House right after Theophany.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/StNicholasSouthbridge


SPECIAL ENDING TO THE LITANY OF FERVENT SUPPLICATION

During the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Let us pray to the Lord.

Choir: Lord, have mercy.

O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, thy people gathered in thy Holy Name.
Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction.
Thou knowest our weakness.
Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart.
O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Corona Virus. Send thine angel to watch over us and protect us.
Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus.
Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy.
Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace
that together we may glorify thy most honorable and majestic name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.
Choir: Amen.

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