Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Ukrainian Orthodox Church
1301 Newport Avenue, Northampton, PA
Monthly Calendar and Church Service Schedule
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Schedule of Services

 Welcome to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church!

Do you love God and desire a deeper union in Him through Christ?  Are you moved by the beauty of traditional architecture, iconography, and liturgy?  Do you love to experience warm, family-friendly fellowship, to hear good music and Christ-centered preaching, to participate in enriching adult education and to offer the same to your children?  If so, then "Come and See" us!  We are a parish of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA under the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and our doors and hearts are open to you and your family!  Our church follows the Julian (Old) Calendar. All Orthodox Christians are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Blessed Sacraments of Repentance and Eucharist.

We are located at 1301 Newport Avenue in Northampton, Pennsylvania.

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DAILY LITURGICAL CALENDAR,  SCRIPTURE READINGS AND MENAION

Saturday, 17 (4th) February
Cheeseefare
Post-feast of the Meeting
All of the Venerable Fathers lit up with great deeds.
Ven. Isidore of Pelusium, monk (436-440).
Rom. 14, 19-26 Mt. 6, 1-13
5:00 p.m. Great Vespers
Examination of conscience & Holy Absolution

Sunday, 18 (6th) February
Cheesefare
Cheesefare Sunday, of Forgiveness. Tone 4\8:30 a.m. Third & Sixth Hours
Holy Mystery of Repentance
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/02/18
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy
Vespers of Forgiveness
Litiya: +Tyler Pavlinsky
Last day before the Great Lent.

1st Week of the Great Lent

Monday, 19 (6th) February. Fast Day
Ven. Bucolus, bishop of Smyrna (c. 100). Virgin-martyr Dorothea.
Gen. 1, 1-13 Prov. 1, 1-20

Tuesday, 20 (7th) February. Fast Day
Ven. Parthenius, bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont (IV cent.).
Gen. 1, 14-23 Prov. 1, 20-33

Wednesday, 21 (8th) February. Fast Day
Great-martyr Theodore Stratelates (319).
Gen. 1, 24 – 2, 3 Prov. 2, 1-22
5:00 p.m. Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Thursday, 22 (9th) February. Fast Day
Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch (c. 257)
Ven. Pancratius, hieromonk of the Kyiv Caves (XIII cent.).
Gen. 2, 4-19 Prov. 3, 1-18

Friday, 23 (10th) February. Fast Day
Hieromartyr Caralampius, bishop of Magnesia in Thessaly (202).
Ven. Prochorus of the Kyiv Caves (1107).
St. Anna, wife of Prince Yaroslav (1050).
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/02/23
5:30 p.m. Ninth Hour
Holy Mystery of Repentance
6:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
Blessing of koliva

Saturday, 24 (11th) February. Fast Day: Wine & Oil
Great-martyr Theodore the Tyro (306).
Hieromartyr Blaise, bishop of Sebaste (316).
Heb. 1, 1-12 Mt. 2, 23 – 3, 5
5:00 p.m. Great Vespers

Sunday, 25 (12th) February. Fast Day: Wine & Oil
1st Sunday of the Great Lent:
Triumph of Orthodoxy. Tone 5
https://oca.org/readings/daily/2018/02/25
8:30 a.m. Third & Sixth Hours
Holy Mystery of Repentance
9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
4:00 p.m. Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers
(St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Bethlehem)

 

First Sunday Of Lent | The Sunday of Orthodoxy by Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky
Director of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations, Orthodox Church in America 

He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” —John 1:43
Christ’s call to those who would follow Him is straightforward: Follow Me. And the remarkable thing is that so many did: they chose to leave what they knew and follow a charismatic stranger along a path they could not imagine. They believed Him, and they acted on that conviction by following Him.
Follow Me. I think it is worthwhile, as we begin the journey of Great and Holy Lent, to hear these words with fresh ears.
To follow Christ—and holy Scripture makes this clear—is to serve our neighbor. Christ, through Whom all things were made, became a human being and served others with deep compassion. He fed the hungry, He healed the sick, He washed His followers’ feet. 
As we follow Christ toward the Cross this Lent, let us renew our commitment to serving wherever and whenever we can, in ways small or large, because this is our offering to Christ.
Most Holy Trinity, give me strength for the journey that lies ahead, and give me the heart of a servant, that I may humbly offer myself to You.