Due to the COVID-19 stay-home ordinance, in-person participation in the church services is limited. You can watch the service on our Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/starchangelmichael. Consider subscribing to the channel. Thank you.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
To all faithful Parishioners of our St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church, we greet you on this most joyful Christian feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with faith and anticipation for the resurrection of the whole world from these days of temptation. May the Paschal holidays be to everyone for their salvation and spiritual growth, so that we may in Christian love, ourselves witness the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. We greet you with our traditional Easter greeting:
Christ is Risen – Indeed He is Risen!
Hristos Voskrese – Vaistinu Voskrese!
In Risen Lord yours,
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you, our parishioners, that the cancellation of all parish gatherings and services will extend through Easter Sunday and still indefinitely into Bright Week and beyond. Specifically, all celebrations of Holy Week - including Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday - must take place without the physical presence of a congregation and cannot be rescheduled or postponed. We will have LIVE stream (link will be forwarded to you later), so that you can listen to the Word of God and unite with one another in prayer from home.
As we approach Holy Week, it might be especially hard for us Orthodox Christians to accept some of these restrictions suddenly placed on our rich, inherently communal activities of joint prayer and solemn observation, leading into the resurrectional joyous celebration. However, mankind has rebounded from much greater trials and tribulations, and there should be no doubt that - with God's help and with our fervent prayers and good works - this shall happen again. In this spirit, you are invited to make an Easter donation in support of the Church by clicking below.
As America faces this unprecedented global Coronavirus, Covid-19, and committed to providing guidance during this crisis and fulfilling our common duty to ensure the safety of everyone, we are providing this update to our clergy.
Bishop Maxim sends special coronavirus message April 8, 2020
A person can never stand still at any point. Every spiritual attainment is the beginning of a new journey. Life is one continuous progress. And when you attain to knowledge and virtue, you have to leave, to go beyond these attainments. You cannot get drunk if you do not drink wine. You cannot catch fire if you do not approach the fire and become wholly incandescent. The presence of the Spirit, "who neither begins nor ceases," is evident in the expression of the face. It is the whole psychosomatic substance of man, full of an awe born of gratitude and timidity before the inexplicable condescension of God who becomes man. It suffers. "And through suffering, what is mortal puts on the majesty of incorruption." (Elder Vasileios of Iveron)by Elder Vasileios of Iveron
Please reserve your seats for the traditional Christmas Eve dinner (Badnje vece) on our reservations website.
|Jan 5||Sunday||Divine Liturgy at 10AM|
|Jan 6||Monday, Christmas Eve - Badnjidan||Divine Liturgy ay 8AM
Vespers at 5PM
Burning of Yule Log (Badnjak) at 6PM
|Jan 7||Tuesday, Nativity of our Lord, Rozdestvo Hristovo||Divine Liturgy at 10AM|
|Jan 8||Wednesday, Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos, Sabor Bogorodice||Divine Liturgy at 8AM|
|Jan 9||Thursday, St Stephen, Sv. Stefan||Divine Liturgy at 8AM|
By the Grace of God Orthodox Bishop of Western America
Grace, Peace, and Mercy from the God-Child Christ the Savior
Милошћу Божијом Православни Епископ Западноамерички
Благодат, мир и милост Богомладенца Христа
Драга браћо и сестре у Господу,
У овај свештени дан Божића и Богојављења, прослављамо највећи Принос дат човечанству, дар Самога Господа и дар Вечнога живота. Бог Отац је даровао Сина Љубљенога, а Син је Себе принео да бисмо ми били васпостављени у живот и заједницу ради које смо и створени.
Поклањајући се благодарно Источнику Живота, принесимо слободно бића своја Његовој Слави, причешћујући се животом и миром у Цркви која је трајно Богојављење.
И док изнова ишчекујемо Синце Правде, радосно кличући Дођи, Господе!, молимо се да Вас безгранична милост Божија обасја Христовим миром Који је рођен у овај дан ради нашега спасења.
Да Оваплоћени Логос Божији, рођен у пећини и положен у јаслама, буде свагда са Вама и вашим вољенима, док ходите кроз Нову 2019. годину Благости Господње, молитвама Пресвете Богородице и свих Светих.
ХРИСТОС СЕ РОДИ!
Благословена Нова 2019. година!
У Богомладенцу Христу,
Епископ Западноамерички Максим
Saint Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
18870 Allendale Ave
Saratoga, CA 95070
408 867 4876
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