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Saint Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
Hunt Valley, MD

 

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)





1. Today at 6:30 pm we have the first Presanctified Liturgy. This liturgy The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is of very early and, in a sense, practical origin. to read more about this wonderful service: https://www.goarch.org/-/the-lenten-liturgies


2. Tomorrow Thursday 3/19 is the first talk in the Lenten Retreat we are hosting virtually. Fr. Andrea Hopous the presiding priest at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC will be our guest speaker and he will talk to us about the First Canon of the Akathist. The zoom link: 
http:// https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81169000825
Passcode: 0000

3. This Saturday at 9:00 am we are having Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Miracle of the Koliva. You are welcome to bring Koliva for blessing after the Liturgy. 

4. Our Lenten Services will be at 6:30pm daily. Monday, Tuesday (in Arabic) and Thursday Great Compline and Wednesdays presanctified liturgy, and Friday is the Canon of the Akathist. Please pay attention to the bulletin as the liturgical schedule might change a little in some weeks like next week for the Annunciation feast. 

4. Church capacity is now up to 70 people, this number is what we can fit inside the church keeping an adequate physical distancing. Sign up for services  here https://rsvp.church/r/tcRZqcFA

5. Our Choir is Running a campaign on "Go Fund Me" to raise funds to cover the installation of the second phase of our sound system that includes speakers on the back of the church, eliminating the dead spots, and adding theater all-directional microphone for the choir. Donate here: 
https://gofund.me/3909d9b4 

The choir also is selling fig tree plants with directions on how to plant them and grow them in your yard. The profit of the sale goes to the Sound System. Order by sending email to the church and pick up after Sunday Service.
Your help is appreciated.

6. We are collecting none perishable food to Hereford Food Bank. there is a box in the Narthex to collect the items, we are challenging ourselves to get 100 items there during the first three weeks of Lent. 


 

Saint Mary Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America

Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH 
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese
 
Right Rev. Bishop THOMAS  Diocese of Charleston and Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic
 
Rev Father Damaskinos Issa, Pastor
 
 
Parish Council and Church Leaders
 Robert Sallitt
Sam Darraj
Mary Rizkallah

Eiad Nasser
Corey Corbitt
Sylvia Tsakalos

Andy Markopoulos
Nuha Jabaji 
Christ Kerlish
Choir Director: Elie Azar
Sunday School: Sylvia Tsakalos
Youth Director: Zade Jabaji
JOY:Hayat Jabbour, Yousef Jabaji
Teen SOYO president:Sarah Jabbour
SOYO Advisors: Abe Morjana, Andrew Markopoulos
Ladies Society: Nuha Jabaji
If you are interested in buying a plot in St. Mary Cemetery, take a look at the updated plan above. Our cemetery is the only Antiochian Orthodox Cemetery in MD and it is on the church property and has the beautiful chapel of St. George. 

Color code:
Green: available
Blue: Purchased
Gray: Reserved
Orange: Used. 

If you would like more information about purchasing and applying contact Rand Markopoulos: 443-866-1893
 
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