St Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
161 N. Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Weekly Announcements

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Greetings with the feast of the Meeting of the Lord – celebrated at Vigil Monday evening at 6pm and Liturgy Tuesday morning at 7am. On this day the Most Holy Virgin and the Righteous Joseph bring the Child Christ to the temple, where he is met by the Righteous Simeon. It is a glorious feast and is reflected upon most beautifully in the following sermon by St Theophan the Recluse: Homily on the Meeting of the Lord / OrthoChristian.Com

We will hold our Wednesday evening Bible Study this Wednesday at 7pm. We are just beginning a new series of classes on the Holy Epistles. I am looking forward to this series and to the edifying discussions which always occur in our class. The Zoom meeting info is… https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87305358799?pwd=WnpBM2UyU1pMV01VZGxtSEVzbTR6UT09  Meeting ID: 873 0535 8799    Passcode: 768337

Each Saturday at 2pm in our Church Hall we are having a class and spiritual discussion on topics of interest to those attending. We are currently reviewing the document ‘The Social Basis Of The Russian Orthodox Church’ – which is a remarkable examination of many topics including the relation of the Church and State, modern social issues, bioethics, etc. Discussions based on this text have been very interesting and useful in deepening our understanding of our faith and how it is practically applied in all areas of our lives. All are invited to join us Saturdays at 2pm.

We will hold our annual Ladies’ Pre-Lenten Retreat on Saturday March 5th from 1:30 – 3:30pm in the Church Hall. (The regular Saturday class will not be held that day.) The text which we will use for our discussion can be accessed here: ‘In Step With St Patrick and St Gregory’. This was a talk given by Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) of blessed memory – it is an excellent reflection on the spiritual life. Whether you may attend the Retreat or not, I would recommend the article for everyone’s edification.

May God bless you as we enjoy this fast-free week – part of the preparatory weeks leading us toward Great Lent.

Fr Martin

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