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    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 41 sessions
    • Cathedral

    • Sunday, September 01, 2019
    • Sunday, June 07, 2020
    • 41 sessions
    • Cathedral

    • Friday, September 06, 2019
    • Friday, May 22, 2020
    • 38 sessions
    • Cathedral Classroom Building

    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • Monday, May 04, 2020
    • 24 sessions
    • Social Hall

    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • Thursday, May 07, 2020
    • 25 sessions
    • Social Hall

    • Sunday, November 10, 2019
    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • 34 sessions
    • AHEPA and Youth Room

    • Sunday, January 26, 2020

    Family Worship Sunday

    Today, there is no Sunday School. Children will remain with their family during the liturgy.

    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Fr. Monios Social Hall

    Three Hierarchs Celebration

    Families will host the Coffee Hour following the Divine Liturgy in honor of the Three Hierarchs.

    • Sunday, February 02, 2020

    The Pharisees were an ancient and outstanding sect among the Jews known for their diligent observance of the outward matters of the Law. Although, according to the word of our Lord, they "did all their works to be seen of men" (Matt. 23:5), and were hypocrites (ibid. 23: 13, 14, 15, etc.), because of the apparent holiness of their lives they were thought by all to be righteous, and separate from others, which is what the name Pharisee means. On the other hand, Publicans, collectors of the royal taxes, committed many injustices and extortions for filthy lucre's sake, and all held them to be sinners and unjust. It was therefore according to common opinion that the Lord Jesus in His parable signified a virtuous person by a Pharisee, and a sinner by a Publican, to teach His disciples the harm of pride and the profit of humble-mindedness.

    Since the chief weapon for virtue is humility, and the greatest hindrance to it is pride, the divine Fathers have set these three weeks before the Forty-day Fast as a preparation for the spiritual struggles of virtue. This present week they have called Harbinger, since it declares that the Fast is approaching; and they set humility as the foundation for all our spiritual labors by appointing that the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee be read today, even before the Fast begins, to teach, through the vaunting of the Pharisee, that the foul smoke of self-esteem and the stench of boasting drives away the grace of the Spirit, strips man of all his virtue, and casts him into the pits of Hades; and, through the repentance and contrite prayer of the Publican, that humility confers upon the sinner forgiveness of all his wicked deeds and raises him up to the greatest heights.

    All foods are allowed the week that follows this Sunday.
    • Friday, February 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    • Sunday, February 16, 2020

    Through the parable of today's Gospel, our Saviour has set forth three things for us: the condition of the sinner, the rule of repentance, and the greatness of God's compassion. The divine Fathers have put this reading the week after the parable of the Publican and Pharisee so that, seeing in the person of the Prodigal Son our own wretched condition -- inasmuch as we are sunken in sin, far from God and His Mysteries -- we might at last come to our senses and make haste to return to Him by repentance during these holy days of the Fast.

    Furthermore, those who have wrought many great iniquities, and have persisted in them for a long time, oftentimes fall into despair, thinking that there can no longer be any forgiveness for them; and so being without hope, they fall every day into the same and even worse iniquities. Therefore, the divine Fathers, that they might root out the passion of despair from the hearts of such people, and rouse them to the deeds of virtue, have set the present parable at the forecourts of the Fast, to show them the surpassing goodness of God's compassion, and to teach them that there is no sin -- no matter how great it may be -- that can overcome at any time His love for man.
    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Sunday, February 23, 2020

    The foregoing two parables -- especially that of the Prodigal Son -- have presented to us God's extreme goodness and love for man. But lest certain persons, putting their confidence in this alone, live carelessly, squandering upon sin the time given them to work out their salvation, and death suddenly snatch them away, the most divine Fathers have appointed this day's feast commemorating Christ's impartial Second Coming, through which we bring to mind that God is not only the Friend of man, but also the most righteous Judge, Who recompenses to each according to his deeds.

    It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we commemorate Adam's exile from the Paradise of delight -- which exile is the beginning of life as we know it now -- it is clear that today's is reckoned the last of all feasts, because on the last day of judgment, truly, everything of this world will come to an end.

    All foods, except meat and meat products, are allowed during the week that follows this Sunday.
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020

    Family Worship Sunday

    Today, there is no Sunday School. Children will remain with their family during the liturgy.

    • Sunday, March 01, 2020

    The Holy Fathers have appointed the commemoration of Adam's exile from the Paradise of delight here, on the eve of the holy Forty-day Fast, demonstrating to us not by simple words, but by actual deeds, how beneficial fasting is for man, and how harmful and destructive are insatiety and the transgressing of the divine commandments. For the first commandment that God gave to man was that of fasting, which the first-fashioned received but did not keep; and not only did they not become gods, as they had imagined, but they lost even that blessed life which they had, and they fell into corruption and death, and transmitted these and innumerable other evils to all of mankind. The God-bearing Fathers set these things before us today, that by bringing to mind what we have fallen from, and what we have suffered because of the insatiety and disobedience of the first-fashioned, we might be diligent to return again to that ancient bliss and glory by means of fasting and obedience to all the divine commands. Taking occasion from today's Gospel (Matt. 6:14-21) to begin the Fast unencumbered by enmity, we also ask forgiveness this day, first from God, then from one another and all creation.
    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    • Sunday, March 08, 2020

    For more than one hundred years the Church of Christ was troubled by the persecution of the Iconoclasts of evil belief, beginning in the reign of Leo the Isaurian (717-741) and ending in the reign of Theophilus (829-842). After Theophilus's death, his widow the Empress Theodora (celebrated Feb. 11), together with the Patriarch Methodius (June 14), established Orthodoxy anew. This ever-memorable Queen venerated the icon of the Mother of God in the presence of the Patriarch Methodius and the other confessors and righteous men, and openly cried out these holy words: "If anyone does not offer relative worship to the holy icons, not adoring them as though they were gods, but venerating them out of love as images of the archetype, let him be anathema." Then with common prayer and fasting during the whole first week of the Forty-day Fast, she asked God's forgiveness for her husband. After this, on the first Sunday of the Fast, she and her son, Michael the Emperor, made a procession with all the clergy and people and restored the holy icons, and again adorned the Church of Christ with them. This is the holy deed that all we the Orthodox commemorate today, and we call this radiant and venerable day the Sunday of Orthodoxy, that is, the triumph of true doctrine over heresy.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Sunday, March 15, 2020

    This divine Father, who was from Asia Minor, was from childhood reared in the royal court of Constantinople, where he was instructed in both religious and secular wisdom. Later, while still a youth, he left the imperial court and struggled in asceticism on Mount Athos, and in the Skete at Beroea. He spent some time in Thessalonica being treated for an illness that came from his harsh manner of life. He was present in Constantinople at the Council that was convened in 1341 against Barlaam of Calabria, and at the Council of 1347 against Acindynus, who was of like mind with Barlaam; Barlaam and Acindynus claimed that the grace of God is created. At both these Councils, the Saint contended courageously for the true dogmas of the Church of Christ, teaching in particular that divine grace is not created, but is the uncreated energies of God which are poured forth throughout creation: otherwise it would be impossible, if grace were created, for man to have genuine communion with the uncreated God. In 1347 he was appointed Metropolitan of Thessalonica. He tended his flock in an apostolic manner for some twelve years, and wrote many books and treatises on the most exalted doctrines of our Faith; and having lived for a total of sixty-three years, he reposed in the Lord in 1359.

    His holy relics are kept in the Cathedral of Thessalonica. A full service was composed for his feast day by the Patriarch Philotheus in 1368, when it was established that his feast be celebrated on this day. Since works without right faith avail nothing, we set Orthodoxy of faith as the foundation of all that we accomplish during the Fast, by celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy the Sunday before, and the great defender of the teachings of the holy Fathers today.
    • Sunday, March 22, 2020

    With the help of God, we have almost reached the middle of the course of the Fast, where our strength has been worn down through abstinence, and the full difficulty of the labour set before us becomes apparent. Therefore our holy Mother, the Church of Christ, now brings to our help the all-holy Cross, the joy of the world, the strength of the faithful, the staff of the just, and the hope of sinners, so that by venerating it reverently, we might receive strength and grace to complete the divine struggle of the Fast.

    • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Fr. Monios Social Hall

    Greek Independence Day Programs

    Families will celebrate Greek Independence Day with songs and poems performed by the children immediately after the Divine Liturgy. The Greek School PTO hosts the Coffee Hour prior to the start of the program.

    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2043
    • 24 sessions

    Six months after John the Forerunner's conception, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth, a town of Galilee, unto Mary the Virgin, who had come forth from the Temple a mature maiden (see Nov. 21). According to the tradition handed down by the Fathers, she had been betrothed to Joseph four months. On coming to Joseph's house, the Archangel declared: "Rejoice, thou Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." After some consideration, and turmoil of soul, and fear because of this greeting, the Virgin, when she had finally obtained full assurance concerning God's unsearchable condescension and the ineffable dispensation that was to take place through her, and believing that all things are possible to the Most High, answered in humility: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." And at this, the Holy Spirit came upon her, and the power of the Most High overshadowed her all-blameless womb, and the Son and Word of God, Who existed before the ages, was conceived past speech and understanding, and became flesh in her immaculate body (Luke 1:26-38).

    Bearing in her womb the Uncontainable One, the blessed Virgin went with haste from Nazareth to the hill country of Judea, where Zacharias had his dwelling; for she desired to find Elizabeth her kinswoman and rejoice together with her, because, as she had learned from the Archangel, Elizabeth had conceived in her old age. Furthermore, she wished to tell her of the great things that the Mighty One had been well-pleased to bring to pass in her, and she greeted Elizabeth and drew nigh to her. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, she felt her six-month-old babe, Saint John the Baptist, prophesied of the dawning of the spiritual Sun. Immediately, the aged Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and recognized her as the Mother of her Lord, and with a great voice blessed her and the Fruit that she held within herself. The Virgin also, moved by a supernatural rejoicing in the spirit, glorified her God and Savior, saying: "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour," and the rest, as the divine Luke hath recorded (1:39-55)

    • Sunday, March 29, 2020

    The memory of this Saint is celebrated on March 30, where his biography may be found. He is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is a sure guide to the ascetic life, written by a great man of prayer experienced in all forms of the monastic polity; it teaches the seeker after salvation how to lay a sound foundation for his struggles, how to detect and war against each of the passions, how to avoid the snares laid by the demons, and how to rise from the rudimental virtues to the heights of Godlike love and humility. It is held in such high esteem that it is universally read in its entirety in monasteries during the Great Fast.

    • Sunday, March 29, 2020

    Family Worship Sunday

    Today, there is no Sunday School. Children will remain with their family during the liturgy.

    • Sunday, April 05, 2020

    When Mary was only twelve years old, she left her parents and departed to Alexandria, where she lived a depraved life for seventeen years. Then, moved by curiosity, she went with many pilgrims to Jerusalem, that she might see the Exaltation of the venerable Cross. Even in the Holy City she gave herself over to every kind of licentiousness and drew many into the depth of perdition. Desiring to go into the church on the day of the Exaltation of the Cross, time and again she perceived a certain invisible power preventing her entrance, whereas the multitude of people about her entered unhindered. Therefore, wounded in heart by this, she decided to change her way of life and reconcile herself to God by means of repentance. Invoking our Lady the Theotokos as her protectress, she asked her to open the way for her to worship the Cross, and vowed that she would renounce the world. And thus, returning once again to the church, she entered easily. When she had worshipped the precious Wood, she departed that same day from Jerusalem and passed over the Jordan. She went into the inner wilderness and for forty-seven years lived a most harsh manner of life, surpassing human strength; alone, she prayed to God alone. Toward the end of her life, she met a certain hermit named Zosimas, and she related to him her life from the beginning. She requested of him to bring her the immaculate Mysteries that she might partake of them. According to her request, he did this the following year on Holy and Great Thursday. One year after this, Zosimas again went thither and found her dead, laid upon the ground, and letters written in the sand near her which said: "Abba Zosimas, bury here the body of wretched Mary. I died on the very day I partook of the immaculate Mysteries. Pray for me." Her death is reckoned by some to have taken place in 378, by some, in 437, and by others, in 522. She is commemorated also on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent. Her life was recorded by Saint Sophronius of Jerusalem.

    • Friday, April 10, 2020
    • Saturday, April 11, 2020

    • Sunday, April 12, 2020

    • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • Saturday, April 18, 2020

    • Sunday, April 19, 2020

    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Preston Hall

    Greek School Spring Glendi

    Spring family friendly fundraiser which includes a live Greek band, appetizers, desserts and a cash bar.

    • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Friday, May 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Sunday, May 10, 2020

    Today is the last day of Sunday School

    Today, we will complete the 2019/2020 school year with our students, teachers and volunteers.

Past events

Saturday, January 18, 2020 Loaves and Fishes
Monday, January 13, 2020 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for Martyrs of the Monastery of St. Theodosios
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 Orthros and Diving Liturgy for St. John the Baptist
Monday, January 06, 2020 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for Theophany
Friday, January 03, 2020 GOYA Meeting
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 Orthros and Diving Liturgy for the Circumcision of our Lord
Friday, December 27, 2019 Nicki Sharkey Memorial Glendi
Friday, December 27, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Stephen
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Nativity
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Orthros, Royal Hours, Great Vespers, and Divine Liturgy
Monday, December 23, 2019 Office Closed
Sunday, December 22, 2019 Candlelight Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 21, 2019 Young Professionals Dinner/Discussion
Saturday, December 21, 2019 Vespers
Friday, December 20, 2019 Greek School Christmas Program
Friday, December 20, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Ignatius
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Dionysios
Saturday, December 14, 2019 GOYA Caroling and Christmas Party
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Loaves and Fishes
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Spyridon
Sunday, December 08, 2019 GOYA Gingerbread House Making
Friday, December 06, 2019 Greek School Koulourakia Baking
Friday, December 06, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy
Thursday, December 05, 2019 GOYA Boys Basketball Practice
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Vespers for St. Nicholas
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Savas
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Little Angels Meeting
Sunday, December 01, 2019 General Assembly
Saturday, November 30, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Apostle Andrew
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for Thanksgiving
Monday, November 25, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Catherine
Sunday, November 24, 2019 Family Worship Sunday
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Women's Bible Study
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple
Thursday, November 21, 2019 OCF Loyola Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Vespers for the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple
Saturday, November 16, 2019 GOYA Dance
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Bible Study
Saturday, November 16, 2019 GOYA Basketball Tournament
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Apostle Philip
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 OCF Hopkins Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Young Professionals Potluck
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Loaves and Fishes
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Nektarios
Friday, November 08, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Synaxis of the Bodiless Powers
Sunday, November 03, 2019 Hope/Joy Meeting
Friday, November 01, 2019 GOYA Meeting
Monday, October 28, 2019 Annunciation Dines Out
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Fall Barnyard Fun
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Family Worship Sunday
Friday, October 25, 2019 Greek School Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, October 25, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Thabitha
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. James (Iakovos), brother of the Lord
Friday, October 18, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for St. Luke the Evangelist
Sunday, October 13, 2019 Greek Festival Breakdown
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Baltimore Greek Festival
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 Greek Festival Setup - Tent
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Little Angels
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Greek Festival Setup
Friday, October 04, 2019 GOYA Meeting
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Baklava Making
Monday, September 30, 2019 Baklava Making
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Axion Charity Events
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Cathedral Choir Concert Series
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Women's Bible Study
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Orthros and Divine Liturgy for the Falling Asleep of John the Theologian
Monday, September 23, 2019 Byzantine Notation Chant Class
Monday, September 23, 2019 Festival Baking
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Orthodox Boot Camp
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Young Professionals Dinner Discussion
Monday, September 16, 2019 Intro to Byzantine Music Workshop
Monday, September 16, 2019 Little Angels Meeting
Monday, September 16, 2019 Festival Baking
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Sunday School Begins
Friday, September 13, 2019 Great Vespers for the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Friday, September 13, 2019 Greek School PTO Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 12, 2019 OCF Meeting
Saturday, September 07, 2019 Study of Galatians
Friday, September 06, 2019 Greek School Begins
Friday, August 23, 2019 Baltimore Orioles v. Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, August 23, 2019 Second-Hand Treasures
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Trip to Taylor, Pennsylvania
Sunday, August 11, 2019 Commissioning Prayer Service
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