Second Sunday after Pascha

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 LessonBaruch 4.21-30
New Testament LessonPhilippians 3.7-16
Processional HymnTBD
OrdinaryMissa Marialis
CeremonyVidi aquam
The Epistle1 St. Peter 2. 21-25
The GospelSt. John 10. 11-16
HomilyFr. David Cook
Offertory Hymn(s)TBD
Communion Hymn(s)TBD
Recessional HymnTBD

Holy Communion

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.

DateDayFeast or EventLiturgyMatins TimeMass TimeNotes
7 MaySaturdayS. Alexis Toth/S. John of BeverlySt. Gregoryn/a10 a.m.
8 MaySundaySecond Sunday after PaschaSt. Tikhon9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.Parish council meeting after Mass
14 MaySaturdaySaturday office of Our LadySt. Gregoryn/a10 a.m.
15 MaySundayThird Sunday after PaschaSt. Tikhon9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.Catechism after Mass
21 MaySaturdaySaturday office of Our LadySt. Gregoryn/a10 a.m.
22 MaySundayFourth Sunday after PaschaSt. Tikhon9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.Catechism after Mass
28 MaySaturdaySaturday office of Our LadySt. Gregoryn/a10 a.m.Oblates chapter meeting after Mass.
29 MaySundayFifth Sunday after PaschaSt. Tikhon9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.Catechism after Mass
2 JuneThursdayAscensionSt. Gregory7:00 p.m.
5 JuneSundaySunday within the Octave of AscensionSt. Tikhon9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.Catechism after Mass
11 JuneSaturdayVigil of PentecostSt. Gregory9:30 a.m.10 a.m.
12 JuneSundayPentecostSt. Tikhon9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.Catechism after Mass

Parish Council

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.

House Blessings

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.

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.


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.

St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church – A Western-Rite parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

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