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Weekend Update

St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, PA

Two Liturgies This Sunday

w/ Procession of the Holy Cross
Orthros: 7:15am
Divine Liturgy: 8:30am
Procession of the Holy Cross: 9:45am
Cleaning: 10:15am
Divine Liturgy: 10:45am

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Gospel: "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him ... " Read here.

Memorials

There are only a few days during Great Lent when Memorials can be held. Please call the church office or email secretary@stnicholas.org before bringing Koliva.
In This Update:
Dear <<First Name (Όνομα)>>, 

As we approach the mid-way point of Lent, we are reminded that it is not too late to begin our journey towards Christ and His Resurrection.  

With nightly services 7 days a week, we invite you to up your prayer life by increasing your worship attendance!

Καλή Σαρακοστή
Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Alexey

Hot off the Press

Philoptochos Tsoureki Sale
The Philoptochos will be selling Tsourekia before Pascha.
On Sunday April 18th and Sunday April 25th
Braided - $10   Large - $20
Limited supply

In-Person Summer Camp!

Email Fr. Alexey for a scholarship code, if needed.

Divine Services

We are in Great Lent

  • Fri. April 2
    • 8am - PreSanctified Liturgy
    • 7pm - Salutations Service
       
  • Sat. April 3
    • 7pm - Great Vespers
       
  • Sun. April 4 - Sunday of the Cross
    • 7:15am - Orthros
    • 8:30am - Divine Liturgy
    • 9:45am - Procession of the Cross
    • 10:15am - Cleaning
    • 10:45am - Divine Liturgy (Delayed Start)
       
  • Mon. April 5
    • 6pm - Great Compline
       
  • Tues. April 6
    • 7pm - Great Compline
       
  • Wed. April 7
    • 5:45pm - PreSanctified Liturgy
       
  • Thurs. April 8
    • 7pm - Great Compline 
       
  • Fri. April 9
    • 8am - PreSanctified Liturgy
    • 7pm - Salutations Service
       
  • Sat. April 10
    • 7pm - Great Vespers
       
  • Sun. April 11 - Sunday of the Holy Cross
    • 7:15am - Orthros
    • 8:30am - Divine Liturgy 
    • 10:00am - Church Cleaning
    • 10:15am - Divine Liturgy 
       
  • Orthodox Coronavirus Prayer Booklette (Click here)

Safety Reminders
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Seating will be provided, socially distanced, in the sanctuary. 

Please wear masks properly at all times inside church. 

We understand that it is a struggle to worship with a mask on. However, we are obedient to what Met. Savas requests and abide by all local regulations.   Live-streaming is provided for those who are unable to wear masks. 
With respect,
The Parish Council of St Nicholas
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Note: Facebook Live streams have switched to Bethlehem Cathedral, our dedicated St. Nicholas live-stream Facebook page.  Please 'friend' it in order to receive notifications.

This Week's Media

Greek Independence Day

For the latest videos from the
Academy of Orthodox Faith & Learning

View on YouTube

For all episodes of
#FeastDayRundown

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St Nicholas Prayer Chain

Many people wish they could help others in their time of need, even if only to pray for them.  Those who join this group will be emailed the prayer requests of those who ask for the parish group to pray for them.   
To submit a prayer request, email it to fralexandros@stnicholas.org.  Make sure to mention it is for the email prayer chain, and only include the details you wish to be shared.  
Join Prayer Chain Here
Note about privacy:  Prayer requests may not always come with an explanation.  A parishioner may prefer privacy.  These emails are sacred, and not meant to spread parish gossip.  Requests will be simplified and may simply read “Please pray for a woman who’s moving into long-term care on Monday.” Or “Add Maria to the prayer list.”  Please do not contact the clergy for additional details about requests.

Classes, Youth & Ministries

Catechism Class has begun!
Next class will be after Pascha.

Sign up here!

Food Donations

All non-perishable food donations brought to St Nicholas will be distributed to local food pantries.

Please help us stock our donation shelves across from the main office. Thank you!

Other Upcoming Ministries!

Email fralexandros@stnicholas.org to join.

  • HOPE In Person Event at St Nicholas!
     
    • Now Sun. April 4, 3:30-5:30pm
    • Drop off event
       
  • JOY In Person Event at St Nicholas!
     
    • Now Sun. April 4, 3:30-5:30pm
    • Drop off event
       
  • GOYA 
     

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  • Adult Bible Studies on Zoom (Sign up here)
     
    • Monday, 5pm with Fr. Michael Kon. 
    • Monday, 6pm with Fr. Nicholas Palis. 
       
  • Orthodox Study Talks on Themes of the Triodion
    • Beginning Wednesday March 3rd, 7pm
    • In the Church library with Kosta Zalalas
    • Masks and Social Distancing
       
  • Sunday School on Zoom (Sign up here)
     
    • Weekly on Sundays, 1-12th grades.
    • We will begin rotating in-person Sunday School in the Library and Social Hall.  You will hear from your teacher when it's your class' turn.
       
  • Altar Boys
     
    • We welcome altar boys of all ages back to the altar, six at a time!

St. Constantine LV Corner

Our new Classical Orthodox Christian School
(Grades 1-5)

More information at www.stconstantinelv.org

Metropolis & Regional

Metropolis Newsletter

Assembly of Bishops

Zoom Lenten Studies

1. Click here for Zoom Link 
2. Password on Flyer.

Your Stewardship

2021 materials now available!
www.stnicholas.org/stewardship

Take a self-evaluation here!

IS OUR CHURCH IN YOUR WILL?

A beautiful way to honor God is to remember St Nicholas Cathedral in your Will.  It is the ultimate expression of gratitude for all the blessings God and His Church have bestowed on you and your family.

In doing this, you also enable our parish to continue growth and development of programs that teach and inspire our children and future leaders, help those in need, and preserve the Orthodox Christian faith, by carrying on its sacred ministry of love, hope and faith.

If you are so inspired, please contact Fr. Alexandros (fralexandros@stnicholas.org) to discuss including the church in your Estate Planning or leaving a specific legacy gift. 

For what you give in this lifetime is yours for eternity!

Want to share your thanks, good news or need? Email fralexandros@stnicholas.org.  No solicitations please.
 
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