Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ; to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith; to energize, cultivate and guide the life of the community according to the Orthodox faith and traditions.
Put aside sins of the past and open your heart to God's forgiving Grace. The fathers of the Church call confession a second baptism, since by His Grace God washes clean our baptismal garment.
Father Jerry will be available for confession Saturday, March 15, 22 and April 5 and 12 from 3-5 pm or by appointment (Call the office at 330-434-0000).
On February 9 we open the Triodion book which is one of the Orthodox service books used from Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican, ten Sundays before Easter, all through Lent, and through Holy Saturday. It is often called the “fasting or penitential Triodion” because it is used during the Lenten period and reminds us with its hymns that the way of repentance is the main path of our Lenten journey as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord.
SATURDAY OF SOULS
Saturday of Souls will be held at the end of the Divine Liturgy on Saturdays, February 22, March 1 and 8. You are asked to pause and remember your deceased loved ones — relatives and friends — by mailing or bringing us the form (in the February VOICE) with their FIRST NAME ONLY so they may be commemorated at these services.
We see the exalted honor that comes through humility, and the grievous fall that comes through pride; let us, then emulate the good actions of the Publican and hate the evil sin of the Pharisee.
O Jesus my God, as the Prodigal Son now accept me also in repentance. All my life I have lived in carelessness and provoked Thee to anger.
Unworthy though I be, may I also hear Thy voice, so greatly desired, that calls Thy saints to joy, and may I attain the ineffable blessing of the Kingdom of Heaven.
At St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 755 South Cleveland Avenue, Mogadore. The guest homilist will be Mother Christoforos of Holy Transfiguration Convent in Ellwood City, PA.
For donations in support of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, please call the Office by Sunday, February 16, to have your name included in the program. Donation levels are: Benefactors $50; Supporters $25; Patrons $10; and Sponsors $5.
This event is sponsored by: The Orthodox Clergy Association, Christian Orthodox Council of Akron, and Orthodox Christian Women.
Flower arrangements will adorn the icon of the Theotokos each Friday evening during Great Lent as we gather and chant the beautiful Salutation Services. We need 2 arrangements each for five weeks. Each costs $35.
For the Feast of the Annunciation: we need 2 altar vases at $35 each; one large Annunciation icon decoration at $75 each; 2 small icon decorations for the Narthex at $35 each.
If you can help with a donation, please call the Office or stop by with your donation amount. Thank you!