St. Luke Byzantine Catholic Church
Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma
Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am
Saturday Great Vespers at 4:30 pm
February 7 - DIvine LIturgy Canceled
Wednesday, February 14 - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 16 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21 - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 23 - 7:00 pm
All Souls Days - Liturgy for the Deceased
Saturday, March 02 - Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am
Saturday, May 18 - Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am
Mystery of Repentance:
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Liturgy for the Deceased:
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The Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs is celebrated on January 30.
Monday, January 29, 2024 - Festal Vespers at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - Divine Liturgy at 7:00 pm
Each of these saints has his own feast day: Saint Basil the Great, January 1; Saint Gregory the Theologian, January 25; and Saint 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 extolled 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 o the three saints. Bishop John of Euchaita (June14) had a vision in a dream: “As you see, we are one in God and there is nothing contradictory in 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 common feast of these three hierarchs.
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 above any other sacrifice. For You alone glorify Your saints.
The Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna in the Temple is celebrated on February 2.
Thursday, February 01, 2024 - Festal Vespers at 7:00 pm
Friday, February 02, 2024 - Diving Liturgy at 7:00 pm
The fortieth day after His birth, the All-holy Virgin brought her divine Son into the Temple of Jerusalem, in accordance with the Law. To dedicate Him to God and to purify herself (Leviticus 12:2-7, Exodus 12:2). Even though neither the one nor the other was necessary, the Lawgiver did not want in any way to transgress His own law, which He had given through Moses, His servant and prophet. At that time, the high priest Zacharias, the father of John the forerunner, was serving in the Temple. Zacharias placed the Virgin, not in the temple area reserved for women, but rather in the area reserved for virgins. On this occasion two very special persons appeared in the Temple: the Elder Simeon and Anna, the daughter of Phanuel. The righteous Simeon took the Messiah in his arms and said: Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation(Luke 2:29-30). Simeon also spoke the following words about the Christ-child: Behold this child is set for the fall and rise of many in Israel (Luke 2:34). Then Anna, who from her youth had served God in the temple by fasting and prayer, recognized the Messiah and glorified God. She then proclaimed to the inhabitants of Jerusalem the coming of the long-awaited One. The Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna in the Temple was celebrated from earliest times, but the solemn celebration of this day was established in the year 544, during the reign of Emperor Justinian.
Troparion (Tone 1)
Rejoice, Theotokos, Virgin full of grace; for from you has shown forth the Sun of Justice, Christ our God enlightening those who are in darkness. Rejoice also, you just elder; you received in your arms the liberator of our souls, who grants us resurrection.
Kontakion (Tone 1)
Christ our God, through Your birth You sanctified the virgin’s womb and blessed the hands of Simeon as was proper. Now You have come and saved us. Give peace to nations at war and strengthen our government. You, alone, love mankind.
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