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.
In the 4th century, during the time of Pope Sylvester of Rome and Patriarch Alexander of Alexandria , the feast was established to honor Michael and Gabriel the Archangels, and all the holy bodiless of heaven in their nine choirs: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels as described by St. Dionysius in his book, On the Celestial Hierarchies. The leader of all the angelic hosts is Archangel Michael. When Satan fell away from God and drew a part of the angels with him to destruction, Michael stood up and cried out before the faithful angels: "Let us attend! Let us stand aright! Let us stand with fear!" and all the faithful angelic heavenly hosts cried out: "Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory!"
Saturday, November 7 - Great Vespers at 4:30 pm
Sunday, November 8 - Divine Liturgy at 10:00 am
Leaders of the heavenly armies, although we are unworthy, we always beseech you to fortify us through your prayers and to shelter us beneath the wings of your sublime glory. Watch over us who bow to you and cry out fervently: Deliver us from danger, for you are the commanders of the powers on high.
Leaders of God's armies and and ministers of divine glory, commanders of angels and guides of mortals, plead on our behalf for what we need and for great mercy ; since you are the leaders of the heavenly hosts.
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