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Sayedna's Visit

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Most Reverend Bishop Nicholas Samra will be visiting us next weekend (April 21-23.)
Here is the schedule of his visit:

On Saturday, April 22nd:

11am: Light breakfast with our Saturday School and our children.
5pm: come and greet Sayedna.
6pm: Vespers + talk
7:30pm: light supper prepared by the Parish Council and the organizations. THE MOVIE NIGHT IS CANCELED

On Sunday, April 23rd:

11am: The Divine Liturgy presided by Sayedna and offered for the repose of the deceased members of Salaam Club of NY.
12:30pm: Light Reception in the Church Hall.
7pm: Movie Night with Sayedna; we will be watching “Risen.”

All are welcome!




HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE OF SERVICES:

Monday, April 10th
8:00pm: Holy Monday - Service of the
              Bridegroom

Tuesday, April 11th
8:00pm: Holy Tuesday- Service of the
               Bridegroom

Wednesday, April 12th
8:00pm: Holy Wednesday- Service of the
              Bridegroom + Benediction of the Oil

Thursday, April 13th
10:30am: Vespers and Liturgy of St. Basil the
              Great (Last Supper & Washing of the feet)
8:00pm: Holy Thursday - The Crucifixion
        (There is no Lenten Supper before
         the service)

Friday, April 14th
2:00pm: The descent from the Cross
8:00pm: The Burial of the Lord

Saturday, April 15th
10:00am: The blessing of the Light, Vespers and
\t     Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
9:30pm: Pascha Liturgy - Al-Hajmat

Sunday, April 16th
11:00am: Easter Liturgy




SAYEDNA’S VISIT

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Most Reverend Bishop Nicholas Samra will be visiting us the weekend after Easter (April 21-23.)

He will be meeting with the different organizations on Saturday and presiding the Divine Liturgy on Sunday.
A reception will take place after the Liturgy.

Please save the dates! All are welcome!



Lenten Prayers Schedule

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LENTEN PRAYERS SCHEDULE
Monday – The Great Compline, 8:00 PM
Wednesday – The Pre-sanctified, 8:00 PM
Friday – The Akathist, 8:00 PM


LENTEN BLESSINGS:  In this Holy Season of Lent, every Friday, following the Akathist prayer, we will have a guest speaker.

March 3rd: Lenten Supper - John & Zaka Heshme (Please contact Zaka if coming 718-833-5603)
Speaker:  Msgr. Guy Massie

March 10th: Lenten Supper - Fratority

March 17th: Lenten Supper - Saturday School
Speaker: Msgr. William Bedford

March 24th:  Lenten Supper - Ladies Society

March 31st:  Lenten Supper - sponsored
Speaker:  Fr. Antoine

April 7th:  (Lazarus Vespers) – Parish Council

The proceeds ($10 per Adult) of the Lenten Suppers will be given to the Church. May this season be a time of renewal!




Movie Night

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This Friday, February 24th, at 7:30pm, we will be watching “Invictus.”

This drama based on real-life events tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected President Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa.

PG-13. Director: Clint Eastwood. Actors: Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman.

All are welcome!



WOMEN’ SPIRITUAL RETREAT

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The Ladies Society is organizing a spiritual retreat on Saturday, February 18th, 10am-4:00pm, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary & St. Stephen Church, 108 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11231.
 
 
This day of prayer and reflection includes a light breakfast and lunch and the day will be concluded with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
 
$25 per person.
 
 
All women are welcome.
 
For reservation please contact Raghd Cawog: (917) 370-5330.
 
Deadline: Friday Morning.



NAMY Meeting

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We have a NAMY meeting this Friday (Feb 17th) 7:30-9:30pm. All teens are welcome to join us!



MOVIE NIGHT

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This Evening (Saturday,Feb 4th), at 7:30pm, we have a Movie Night; we will be watching the Lebanese movie: “Ghadi,” instead of “Invictus.” (It seems that “Invictus” got lost somewhere in its way to us.)
Ghadi storyline: In a small neighborhood of a traditional Lebanese coastal town, Leba (Georges Khabbaz), a music instructor, marries his childhood sweetheart Lara. To the dismay of his family, neighbors, and friends, he has a first baby girl and then a second one. Lara is pregnant for the third time, and yes, it's a BOY! However, medical tests show that the boy will have special needs. Will Leba and Lara keep the baby? Will little Ghadi become a burden on the family, or will he be its pride and joy? Expect strange phenomena to affect the behavior and beliefs of that little town's population.
Written by Georges Khabbaz.
Lebanese dialect. English subtitles. 1:40min. PG-13
You may bring food together with family and friends and join us.
All are welcome!
The children will be able to watch “The Miracle Worker- The Story of Jesus.”



Spiritual Evening

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This Friday, January 27th, at 8pm, we have a spiritual evening.

The program is in Arabic and includes a reading from the Bible, Arabic hymns accompanied by guitar playing, prayers and contemplation.
All are welcome!



Christmas Liturgies

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On Saturday, December 24th, at 9:30 PM, we have Christmas Songs (About 35min) then the Divine Liturgy followed by a Breakfast prepared by the Ladies Society,

and Sunday, December 25th, at 11:00 AM

Merry Christmas!
 



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