Mass Schedule – Trinity 14 (September 6, 2015)
08, Nativity of the BVM
+ The Nativity of the Theotokos, celebrating the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is one of The Twelve Great Feast of the Easter Orthodox Liturgical Calendar It is celebrated on September 8 on the Liturgical Calendar (for those churches which follow the traditional Julian Calendar, September 8 is equivalent to September 21 of the modern Gregorian Calendar.) According to the sacred tradition of the Orthodox Church, Mary was born to elderly and previously barren parents by the names of Joachim and Anna in answer to their prayers. The Eastern Orthodox Church, like jurisdictions of the Anglican Church, does not accept the Roman Catholic doctrine of the Immaculate Conception Mary, according to which Mary was preserved from that original sin which befalls all other descendants of Adam and Eve in anticipation of her giving birth to the sinless Christ. When the Word of the Father, the Logos, entered into the womb of the Blessed Virgin, the Second Person of the Trinity received our fallen humanity from her and the Person of Jesus Christ who was conceived in her womb was one Person, with two natures, true God and true Man healed of all the wounds of the Fall. All Orthodox are agreed that Mary was kept free from actual sin by God’s grace.
+ Wednesday Agape & Christian Education for all ages resumes this Wednesday, September 9. We will begin serving our common meal at 5:45 p.m. and education classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. We have three classes for children: ages 2-4 are taught by Sr. Lynda who will continue to focus on teaching the kids how to participate in a class, and hopes to instill a love for Scripture and the Church. Ages 5-8 are taught by Jackie Jamison who focuses on preparing for confirmation, on how the kids’ fit into the metanarrative of Scripture, and this year we’ll be studying who Jesus says he is. and ages 9 + are taught by Charlie Smith who will focus on doing Evening Prayer together and studying one of the passages from Evening Prayer in more depth. For the adults, Fr. Dan will teach a short 6 week class Introducing the Old Testament. Classes are over by 7:15 p.m. Priscilla is cooking this week and Ann Spencer is cooking next week.
+ All Saints Men’s Group will met next on September 15, at 7:00 a.m. in undercroft.
+ The Holy Communion is celebrated this week Monday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
+ All Saints parishioner may obtain a Mass card from the Church office. A Mass card is a greeting card given to someone to inform him or her that a deceased loved one or friend was remembered and prayed for at a weekly Mass. It is a specifically Christian way to express one’s love. Call Julie McDermott at the Church office (434-979-2842) and she will help you fill out the form. The celebrant will sign the card and we will mail it from the Church to the family of the loved one.