Fourth Sunday of Lent

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St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church

1325 E. Queen Ave.
Spokane, WA  99207
Phone: (509) 866-6074

Sunday Mass Time: 10 a.m.

Join us in person this week for:
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
2 April A.D. 2022

MATINS
Psalm: 15-17
Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 16.4-15
New Testament Lesson: John 6.27-40

THE MASS
Processional Hymn: The Glory of These Forty Days – Red 88
Ordinary: Missa Penitentialis
Ceremony: Asperges Me
The Epistle: Galatians 4.22-31
The Gospel: John 6.1-5
Homily: Fr. David Cook
Offertory Hymn(s):
Lord Jesus Think on Me – Red 307
O Jesu Christ from Thee Began – StN 133

Holy Communion is received by intinction only: Only duly-prepared Orthodox Christians may receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Others may receive a blessing by crossing their arms and bowing their head.

Communion Hymn(s): Christian Dost Thou see Them – StN 123
Recessional Hymn: Take up Thy Cross the Saviour Said – StN 124



You should find time to read the scriptures daily to gain strength and draw closer to the Lord. Click the link to go to the scripture readings for Matins (morning prayer) and Vespers (evening prayer) on our website Calendar page:

Calendar | St. Nicholas


We hope that you will come and join us in person to pray and fellowship together as God intended. The upcoming liturgies are:
1 April – Friday
Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m.
2 April – Saturday
*Liturgy – 10 a.m. Catechism after Mass

3 April – Fourth Sunday of Lent
*Matins – 9:30 a.m.
*Liturgy – 10 a.m.

8 April – Friday
Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m.

9 April – Saturday
*Liturgy – 10 a.m. Catechism after Mass

10 April – Passion Sunday
*Matins – 9:30 a.m.
*Liturgy – 10 a.m.

15 April – Friday
Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m.

16 April – Saturday
Choir practice and Workday at St. Nicholas – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*No Mass and No Catechism

17 April – Palm Sunday
*Matins – 9:30 a.m.
*Liturgy of the Palms – 10 a.m.

19 April – Holy Tuesday
*Liturgy – 7 p.m.

20 April – Holy Wednesday
*Liturgy – 7 p.m.

21 April – Maunday Thursday
*Liturgy – 7 p.m.

22 April – Good Friday
Stations of the Cross – 11:30 a.m.
*Liturgy – 12:00 p.m.

23 April – Holy Saturday
*Paschal Vigil – 7:00 p.m.

24 April – PASCHA
*Matins – 9:30 a.m.
*Paschal Liturgy – 10 a.m.


The Sacrament of Confession

A note for Lent

Christ is the Great Healer and the Church is the hospital where we come to be healed of our spiritual infirmities.  The sacrament of confession is a precious gift that our Lord has given us.  As St. John and St. James tell us: “if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 1-2) “And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5. 15-16)

During confession, the priest does not look down upon the person who confesses, but rather is relieved that the person acknowledges what they have done, and is willing to repent. As the Saints of the Church have said, one should never be ashamed of confessing a sin, but rather keeping it and hiding it. Remember that our sins can never outweigh God’s love towards us. Even if we should seem to have failed, we should not lose heart but confess our sins honestly; we should regret the wrongs we have done, be resolved to make amends, and receive whatever remedy our confessor should be guided to lay upon us. Most of all, one should be assured of the blessing of God which these endeavours will bring.

Call for an appointment: (509) 866-6074.


May I take communion?

For Orthodox Christians, the Holy Eucharist is the center of their Christian life (John 6:48-59). We believe that Jesus Christ is really present in a mystical way in the bread and wine of Holy Communion which are His Body and Blood (Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:22-25, I Corinthians 11:23-26). All Orthodox Christians are united with God through Christ’s offering of Himself as the great High Priest, and with all other Orthodox Christians in a common bond of faith and practice.

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Thank you! Many thanks to all of you who labor with us to beautify, strengthen, and grow our wonderful parish. May the Lord continue to bless you.If you want to find out how you can deepen your service to God, speak with Fr. David for some ideas about how to get started.
Bookstore   Books and icons to assist you with your Lenten journey, Christian education, and prayer life are available in our parish bookstore for a suggested donation.
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Parish website:  http://www.spokaneorthodox.org/

Archdiocese website: https://antiochian.org
His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH
His Grace, Bishop JOHN
Father David Cook, Rector
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Lilies for Pascha

Envelopes for Mass intentions for both the Paschal feast, and donations to cover the cost of the Easter Lilies, are available in the narthex.  Please be generous in your donations for the Lilies.

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