Great and Holy Lent


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Great Lent: The Journey to the Empty Tomb

"As the sharp edge of winter cuts across February with its long shadows and long cold nights, Orthodox Christians know that this time of year is the herald of Great Lent, that solemn but beautiful 40-day journey to the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With anticipation we look forward to that Lenten journey and what awaits us at the end of our spiritual travels: the Feast of Feasts, that great day of Pascha in which we proclaim, "Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death." Archpriest Stephen Rogers

Visit our Archdiocese website for lenten resources:


https://www.antiochian.org/regulararticle/256

https://www.antiochian.org/dashboard?name=Great%20Lent

This Fifth Week of Lent is rich with daily services:

Tuesday - 7p Great Compline

Wednesday - 6p Pre-Sanctified Divine Liturgy

Friday - 7p Little Compline with Canon for the
Raising of Lazarus

Saturday - 8a Holy Chrismations
9a Divine Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday
4p Great Vespers

Sunday April 25 Palm Sunday
8a Orthros
9a Divine Liturgy
7p Bridegroom Service


Orthodox Christians follow the Old Calendar in terms of Pascha / Easter date - May 2 this year.


Come and See ... Divine Services

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You will find on YouTube some of our past services and every Sunday for 8a Orthros and 9a Divine Liturgy.

Our YouTube channel is called "stlukestream." Just click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBtBg43HgfOd4N02UZOR4w?view_as=subscriber

Some of our other Divine Services will be live-streamed if we have staffing to do it. You may become a subscriber to our YouTube channel and then receive an alert if there is a live-stream.

During this challenging time as we follow Covid protocols, we are also happy to welcome newcomers and parishioners who would like to attend a Divine Service in person. Our attendance numbers have remained under our social distancing limits for our building size, but we will evaluate and make updates as the attendance and Virus situation changes.

We offer our parish hall as a place to see the live stream of our Divine Services on a large screen if our temple is at its capacity. Orthodox Christians who are prepared to receive Holy Communion may come for the Mysteries after those in the temple receive. All may come forward at the end for a personal blessing by the priest.

Our ushers may guide you to seating and may ask for your name as you enter, so we know who to contact if follow up is needed. The right area of our temple is often for larger households, and the left for individuals and couples, as a way to work with our space limits.

We require attendees to continue to practice social distancing when seated in our Church, in the parish hall, as well as when in the narthex.

All attending are required to wear a mask, unless there is a health issue preventing this.

Please refrain from coming for two weeks if you or your family member have been in contact with a person confirmed to have Covid. You may shorten your quarantine if you have a negative Covid test five days after exposure. If you have recovered from Covid, we thank God with you; but please do not attend until you are cleared to come by health care authorities.



Come and See.... Our Mission

St.Luke

We welcome you to visit our parish to experience and learn about us, either by the "live stream" or "in person." If you have any questions, please feel free to call Fr. David or Fr. Stephan at 303-665-4013 or email one of them at: office@stlukeorthodox.org. They are happy to meet or talk with inquirers during the week.

Orthodox Christianity has remained faithful to its roots that go back to the churches established by the Apostles, in the Holy Land, Russian, Greece, and beyond. Our mother Church of Antioch was a major city mentioned in the Bible, with an unbroken history of Christians from the first century to the present after much persecution and minority numbers. The Orthodox Church humbly claims to be the same Church of Christ from those ancient times, the Church in all of the fullness that Christ established.

The mission of St. Luke Orthodox Christian Church is to be a beacon of Orthodox Christian spiritual life in Erie, eastern Boulder County, and the northern Denver metropolitan area. We strive together to live our Orthodox Christian Faith in a healthy way that forms Christian character, by participating regularly in the services, prayers, disciplines, and Sacraments of the Holy Orthodox Church. The community of St. Luke calls all people to Christ in His Church. We share the joy of Christ in our lives with those around us, educating people about the truth of this ancient faith in the Holy Trinity. We offer the love of Christ to those in need, in both word and action.

Bible Study on Old Testament Prophets

Fr. David will teach a Zoom Bible Study on the Book of Isaiah. Next class is Wednesday April 21, 10-11a. on Chapters 40-57. All are welcome. Click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86153906625?pwd=TVFVUFd2NzNoNmhpdm5KaVEyL3hjZz09

Meeting ID: 861 5390 6625
Passcode: 692350


Recordings of prior Bible Studies may be found by clicking on the Page (see left tab options) "Bible Studies" or "Sermons and Classes"

A Prayer in the face of the Virus Crisis

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America provides this prayer, that Orthodox Christians may use in this troubled time dealing with the Coronavirus crisis.

Prayer from the OCA

Website is under reconstruction

Sadly, our website crashed and is slowly being re-built. It is missing pages that previously existed. In the meantime, if you have questions:

email us at: office@stlukeorthodox.org

Phone us at: 303-665-4013

Our Church address is: 722 Austin Avenue, Erie, CO 80516

We are a parish of the Antiochian Archdiocese, under His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH and His Grace Bishop BASIL

http://www.antiochian.org/home

Fr. David Mustian is pastor.

Thank you!