St. Luke Byzantine Catholic Church
Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma
Great Vespers — Saturday, 4:30 pm
Third Hour—Sunday, 9:45 am
Divine Liturgy — Sunday, 10:00 am
Akathist to the Theotokos - Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Holy Day Schedule:
Feast Eve: Festal Vespers 7:00 p.m.
Feast Day: Divine Liturgy 7:00 p.m.
Mystery of Repentance:
Offered 30 minutes prior to Akathist or Vespers
Sundays between 9:00 am-9:30 am
Sundays after Divine Liturgy
By appointment (Contact Fr. Michael)
Panachida or Liturgy for the Deceased:
Contact Father Michael to offer a Panachida or
a Divine Liturgy for a deceased loved one.
Each of these saints has his own feast day: St. Basil the Great, January 1; St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25; and St. John Chrysostom, January 27. This combined feast day, January 30, was instituted in the eleventh century during the reign of Emperor Alexius Comnenus. Once, a debate arose among the people concerning who among the three was the greatest. Some extolled Basil because of his purity and courage; others exrolled Gregory for his unequaled depth and lofty mind in theology; still others extolled Chrysostom because of his eloquence and clarity in expounding the Faith. Thus some were called Basilians, others Gregorians, and the third were called Johannites. This debate was settled by divine providence, to the benefit of the Church and to the even greater glory of the three saints. Bishop John of Euchaita had a vision in a dream. At first all three of these saints appeared to him separately in great glory and indescribable beauty and after that, all three appeared together. They said to him: "As you see, we are one in God and there is nothing contradictory in us; neither is there a first or second among us." The saints also advised BIshop John to write a common service for them and to order a common feast day of celebration. Following this wonderful vision, the debate was settled in this manner: January 30 would be designated as the comon feast of these three hierarchs.
Friday, January 29 - Great Vespers at 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 30 - Divine Liturgy at 7:00 pm
Troparion ( Tone 4)
Teachers of the world, of one mind with the apostles, intercede with the Lord of all to grant peace to the world, and abundant mercy to our souls.
Kontakion (Tone 2)
Lord, You have received Your holy and inspired preachers, the foremost of teachers, into the enjoyment of Your good gifts and repose. You preferred their labors and death abone any other sacrifice. For you alone glorify Your saints.
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