Azle Mission Services
As we start the period of the Fast we invite you and your friends to join us for additional Lenten services to be celebrated at 6 pm, on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Azle Mission’s new location: 1157 Southeast Parkway (Jacksboro Highway), Azle, Texas 76020. (For exact times and days please see this month’s March calendar). As mentioned in a recent email, the storefront facility is still a work in progress. Members of the Mission, however, have done an outstanding job making the 1800 square feet available, both functional and inviting, and we are excited for the group. Evening and weekend parking allows for approximately 50 cars. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Basil or members of the Mission.
34th Annual Pysanky Festival, Mar. 31 & Apr. 1
On Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, St. Barbara Orthodox Church will host its 34th Annual Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Festival, doors open 9 am both days. In addition, the parish will conduct classes in this ancient folk art on Thursday, April 20 and Thursday, April 27. Cost for the classes is $50 per person, plus a $15 supply fee for the two sessions. Preregistration for the classes is required so that adequate supplies and seating space may be provided. Please see the Pysanky Page for more information.
2017 Pan Orthodox Vesper Schedule
Each Lent, Orthodox Christians in DFW gather on Sunday evenings, 6 pm, at one location, to celebrate Pan Orthodox Vespers. At these gatherings a sermon follows the service as well as a common meal. We invite all to join us. This year the schedule is as follows:
- March 5 – Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Dallas
- March 12 – Sts. Constantine and Helen Antiochian Orthodox Church, Carrollton
- March 19 – St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Euless
- March 26 – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth
- April 2 – St. Seraphim Cathedral, Orthodox Church in America, Dallas
We ask that you plan now for your Lenten Confession so that these may be completed by the beginning of Holy Week, Monday, April 10. All Orthodox Christians (7 years of age or older) should make a personal confession prior to Pascha, in preparation for “The Feast of Feasts.” Thank you.
Flowers for Pascha
We are now collecting donations for Paschal Flowers. Contributions will also help with flowers for the Sunday of the Cross and Palm Sunday. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Pocket Planners & Wall Calendars
The 2017 Orthodox Wall Calendars and Pocket Planners have arrived and are located in the Church’s Vesting/Confessional room. Orthodox Pocket Planners are $4.00; Wall Calendars are $5.00. Both have very useful information for Orthodox Christians including the dates for all feasts and fasts in 2017, and space for making personal notes to coincide with specific dates. The Calendars also provide daily appointed Gospel and Epistle readings and color coded, shaded days to help designate holidays and fasts. The Pocket Planners, as well, give useful key dates for the next few years and specific rubrical information to help with personal schedule planning. Please see Fr. Basil for more information and to obtain your Planners and Calendars.