St Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
1325 E. Queen Ave.
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: (509) 866-6074
Sunday Matins Time: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Mass Time: 10:00 a.m.
Second Sunday after Pascha
8 May, A.D. 2022
|Old Testament Lesson||Baruch 4.21-30|
|New Testament Lesson||Philippians 3.7-16|
|The Epistle||1 St. Peter 2. 21-25|
|The Gospel||St. John 10. 11-16|
|Homily||Fr. David Cook|
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.
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.
Scripture reading for the week
Our Lord Jesus Christ’s miracles authenticate His Divinity; therefore, we must decisively follow Him. 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 (Eveningsong) on our website Calendar page.
Please also visit English Office website for the daily offices. This site is run by the Brown family and is an excellent resource for when you want to pray the parochial daily offices and you don’t have your Psalter and/or Bible handy. It renders very nicely on your phone or tablet devices. Fr. David uses it when he travels.
Upcoming liturgies and events
We hope that you will come and join us in person to pray and fellowship together as our Lord intended.
|Date||Day||Feast or Event||Liturgy||Matins Time||Mass Time||Notes|
|7 May||Saturday||S. Alexis Toth/S. John of Beverly||St. Gregory||n/a||10 a.m.|
|8 May||Sunday||Second Sunday after Pascha||St. Tikhon||9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||Parish council meeting after Mass|
|14 May||Saturday||Saturday office of Our Lady||St. Gregory||n/a||10 a.m.|
|15 May||Sunday||Third Sunday after Pascha||St. Tikhon||9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||Catechism after Mass|
|21 May||Saturday||Saturday office of Our Lady||St. Gregory||n/a||10 a.m.|
|22 May||Sunday||Fourth Sunday after Pascha||St. Tikhon||9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||Catechism after Mass|
|28 May||Saturday||Saturday office of Our Lady||St. Gregory||n/a||10 a.m.||Oblates chapter meeting after Mass.|
|29 May||Sunday||Fifth Sunday after Pascha||St. Tikhon||9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||Catechism after Mass|
|2 June||Thursday||Ascension||St. Gregory||7:00 p.m.|
|5 June||Sunday||Sunday within the Octave of Ascension||St. Tikhon||9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||Catechism after Mass|
|11 June||Saturday||Vigil of Pentecost||St. Gregory||9:30 a.m.||10 a.m.|
|12 June||Sunday||Pentecost||St. Tikhon||9:30 a.m.||10:00 a.m.||Catechism after Mass|
There is a parish council meeting after Mass on Sunday 8 May.
A short Catechism class will be held immediately after Mass on Sunday 8 May.
Saturday Mass Schedule
After Saturday 28 May, the Saturday Mass schedule will change to the Summer schedule. After that date, Saturday Masses will said on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month until September. Fr. David needs to concentrate on preparing new Sunday school and Catechism lessons for the Fall. Please consult the weekly bulletin and parish calendar for exact dates and times.
Please make an appointment with Father David to arrange a house blessing during Paschaltide. Due to schedule constraints, the appointments are limited to Saturdays after Mass.
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.
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. Please make your check payable to: St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church
Do you like to sing? If so, please contact Reader David to talk about joining the choir. Remember what St. Augustine said: “He that sings, prays twice” and we need more prayer in this world and not less.
- Parish website
- Archdiocese website
- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH
- His Grace, Bishop JOHN
- Father David Cook, Rector
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- YouTube: Western Rite Orthodox Resources
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St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church – A Western-Rite parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America