Online services, Bible study & chats available

21 Mar

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding ways to “gather together” via alternative technologies. I welcome you all to join me for online services, studies, and chat groups, listed below. 

NOTE: Although services are publicly streamed on our parish Facebook Page, and Children’s Sermons are publicly posted on our parish YouTube Channel, only parishioners receive private access codes to GoToMeeting chat groups; however, if you wish to participate and need access information to GoToMeeting, please contact me, Fr. John, via email: jjillions@gmail.com.

WEEKLY SERVICES, STUDIES & CHATS

THURSDAY, MAY 28, The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord

Liturgy of the Word…………9:00 a.m.   (via Facebook Live)

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30, Eve of the Commemoration of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

Great Vespers………………..4:00 p.m. (via Facebook Live)

Weekly Children’s Sermon…..(Regularly posted by Saturday evening on the parish YouTube Channel)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 31, Commemoration of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

7th Sunday after Pascha

Liturgy of the Word……9:00 a.m.   (via Facebook Live)

Church School………………..10:00 a.m. (via GoToMeeting)

Virtual Coffee Hour……………11:00 a.m. (via GoToMeeting)

 

MONDAY, June 1, International Online Panel Discussion

“The Orthodox Community in the Time of COVID-19”…………1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m (via Zoom)

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (Cambridge, UK) is holding an online conversation to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on Orthodox faith communities in the UK and abroad. Five panelists, including Fr. John Jillions, pastor of Holy Ghost Church, will explore questions of theology, liturgical practice, and faith in the public and private space. Click here for more information about the event. Participation is limited to the first 100 to sign in to the Zoom meeting.

 

WEDNESDAY, June 3, Weekly Bible Study 

 Final Class in Series: Divine Guidance in the Bible”…..7:00 p.m. (via GoToMeeting)

Don’t let your Bibles get dusty!

This series opens up a wealth of information regarding how many biblical figures—such as Abraham—received Divine Guidance. Please join our 1-hour class for scriptural insights, Q&A, and warm fellowship. 

 

SATURDAY, June 6, Eve of the Feast of Pentecost

Great Vespers………………..4:00 p.m. (via Facebook Live)

Weekly Children’s Sermon…..(Regularly posted by Saturday evening on the parish YouTube Channel)

 

SUNDAY, June 7, The Feast of Pentecost

Liturgy of the Word………..9:00 a.m.     (via Facebook Live)

Church School………………..10:00 a.m. (via GoToMeeting)

Virtual Coffee Hour……………11:00 a.m. (via GoToMeeting)

 

 

Additionally, the OCA has provided links to numerous websites to help you to pray at home and to connect with other live-streamed liturgical services. Find those resources here.

With God’s help we will get through this pandemic, and gather together face-to-face once more!

With love in Christ, Fr. John Jillions, Pastor

 

 

 

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