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Penthos: The Lenten Journey to Joy

john climacusPenthos: The Lenten Journey to Joy

This presentation was scheduled for The Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas. Our church begin closed due to COVID-19, it was postponed and given through Skype Conferencing on March 25.

You can find the recording here.

For those who prefer the text version, here it is. I hope this will help your prayer and meditation time, on this Sunday of Saint John Climacus, often quoted in this presentation.

Penthos_The Lenten Journey to Joy

 

Penthos: The Lenten Journey to Joy

Here is the Skype Conference given to our parishioners of Saint Innocent of Moscow on 3/25/2020

In my talk, I mentioned the Akathist of Thanksgiving.

You can find the text, accompanied with Youtube links here.

And I spoke about Holy Cross Monastery, in WV.
 Their Youtube Channel (with livestreaming videos) is here.
Their livestreaming is also available through their Facebook page.

If you have any question or comment, please leave them under the video on Youtube, and I’ll try to answer.

Skype conferencing

Skype conferencing

As our Church is closed, Father Jeremiah is planning on offering our parishioners a spiritual reflection through Skype Conferencing.

It will be this Sunday, March 22 at 7pm.

Please be sure you have Skype installed on your computer, phone, ipad or other e-device.

We will send you a link through your email shortly before, so that you can join the conference.

And as Mathuska Emma was not able to give her talk on The Lenten Journey to Joy, she will do so on Wednesday, March 25, also at 7pm.

We are planning on recording our conferencing to be able to share them with people outside our parish.
We are limiting the live skype conferencing to our parishioners for the simple technical fact that free skype conferencing only allows 50 connections

Livestreaming of Services During Coronavirus Epidemic; Special Moleben 3/18 at 12pm Eastern

We just received the Newsletter from Holy Cross ROCOR Monastery in West Virginia.
Here it is, from the monks themselves:

Monastery Services
to be Livestreamed During Coronavirus Epidemic

Due to the reports we have received of many Orthodox parishes being forced to close the divine services to the public, Archimandrite Seraphim has blessed for the monastery church services to be livestreamed for the duration of this crisis. While viewing the services over the internet is certainly less than ideal, nevertheless it is for now the only way that many of the faithful now have to participate in divine worship. We wish to make our life of prayer for the world, which will continue unabated, available to those confined to their homes or who are otherwise unable to worship in their parish temple during this trying time.

Please feel free to share this news, as well as the schedule and links below, with anyone who might benefit from this ministry.

SCHEDULE FOR LIVESTREAMED SERVICES

WEEKDAYS WITHOUT PRESANCTIFIED
5:00am – 7:00am Matins, First Hour, Typica, Litia for the Departed
12:00pm – 12:15pm Sixth Hour
5:00pm – 5:45pm Ninth Hour & Vespers
6:30pm – 7:30pm Great Compline (Monday-Thursday)
6:45pm – 7:15pm Universal Pannykhida (Friday)

WEEKDAYS WITH PRESANCTIFIED
5:00am – 7:00am Matins, First Hour, Typica, Litia for the Departed
12:00pm – 12:15pm Sixth Hour
4:00pm – 5:50pm Ninth Hour & Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
6:30pm – 7:30pm Great Compline (Monday-Thursday)
6:45pm – 7:15pm Universal Pannykhida (Friday)

SATURDAY
5:00am – 8:15am Matins for the Departed, First Hour & Liturgy
12:00pm – 12:10pm Sixth Hour
6:30pm – 10:00pm Vigil

SUNDAYS & VIGIL RANK FEASTS
9:00am – 11:30am Hours & Liturgy
5:00pm – 6:00pm Ninth Hour & Lenten Vespers
6:30pm – 7:00pm Small Compline

Stream via Facebook

Stream via YouTube

MOLEBEN IN TIME
OF DEVASTATING EPIDEMIC:
3/18 at 12pm Eastern

 

On Wednesday, March 17 at 12pm Eastern the whole brotherhood will gather to serve a Moleben in Time of Devastating Epidemic to our patron the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon as well as to St. Nikephoros the Leper. This service will likewise be live-streamed for as many of the faithful to join in prayer as possible.

Since we are not currently receiving pilgrims or visitors, our income from donations and purchases in our gift shop will very likely be reduced. If you are able, please consider donating in order to help us continue our ministry of prayer for the sick, the suffering, and all the world.

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Their mailing address is:
Holy Cross Monastery
505 Holy Cross Road
Wayne, West Virginia 25570

Liturgical Services Livestreaming options

Dear Parishioners,

With Father Jeremiah’s blessing, here are some resources to help you pray at home:

As Divine Liturgy is cancelled at Saint Innocent, you can follow the Divine Liturgy through audio or video streaming.
Here are some directives suggested by Father Gregory Joyce (Archbishop Peter’s secretary) for his own parish:
The Divine Services should not be background noise. One should PARTICIPATE in the services.
How? Something along these lines is appropriate:

A. Gather the family at the icon corner
B. Turn down the lights
C. Light the oil lamp
D. Turn on the live stream
E. Pray with us: cross yourself at the appropriate time, maintain silence, do prostrations with us for the prayer of St. Ephraim, sing the hymns with us that we sing together, etc.

Live stream video:

– See this list here: http://liveliturgy.com/orthodox/north-america/

Holy Cross Monastery, the English speaking ROCOR monastery in West Virginia (Eastern Time), has decided to stop receiving visitors during the virus crisis.
So instead they have started offering livestreaming video for all their services, including Sunday Divine Liturgy.

Excellent video and sound.

You can access their livestream on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/holycrosswv/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

If you don’t have facebook, you can go to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ-sqeQbmgzrL0t8uFJm4Ew
It will show LIVE when the stream is on.

 

NB: some live videos seem to be only on Facebook, some on both Facebook and Youtube. You can watch some of them in replay, not all of them.
And here you can find their Lenten Schedule (Eastern Time):

– In Russian, there’s our Cathedral livestream (through Youtube), at 9am: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjnRlXp6IAc788g0bmxN5w?app=desktop

– In English:
Saint Vladimir ROCOR parish in Ann Harbor, MI(this is on Facebook): Live Stream Video
Divine Liturgy begins at 9am Central Time

– All services at Saint John’s ROCOR Cathedral in Mayfield, PA
Vespers – Saturdays at 3:00 PM CT
Matins – Sundays at 7:00 AM CT
Divine Liturgy – Sundays at 8:30 AM CT
https://livestream.com/stjohnsmayfield
: click on the icon where it says “LIVE”. They don’t save them, so after it says “ENDED”

Live Stream Audio

at Saint Vladimir ROCOR parish (it will work only at the time itself.
Divine Liturgy begins at 9am Central Time