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A Nationwide Approach of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA for the Staged Reopening of Churches during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Feed My Lambs”

To the Orthodox Christian Faithful of the United States of America:

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

In this time of global pandemic, the majority of the Faithful of our Churches have been withheld from receiving Holy Communion and attending Divine Services in order to safeguard their health and the health of others. We, the Hierarchs of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, are taking action to restore the possibility of Holy Eucharist to the “lambs” of Christ, in accordance with His word.[1]…

http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2020/covid19-reopening

Church, Don’t Let Coronavirus Divide You May 15, 2020 | Brett McCracken

For church leaders and elder boards everywhere, the last few months have presented a near-constant array of complex challenges related to shepherding a church during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest complex challenge is perhaps the trickiest yet: how to prudently resume in-person gatherings.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/church-dont-let-coronavirus-divide/

Dear Bake Sale Customers,

As we adjust our plans with the goal of keeping everyone safe during this crisis, we have decided to cancel our Easter Craft and Bake Sale for this weekend. Many of you have sent in orders and we will hold on to them and contact you when we have rescheduled the eventual sale. For those of you who have also paid for your orders, we are holding the checks and not cashing them. If you would like us to send your check back to you, please contact us via email (padreluke@aol.com) or by phone (203-797-8326) and leave your name and address.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We at Holy Trinity parish are praying for God’s help for those suffering, those serving and all of us as we do what we can to stay safe and care for one another.

Out of concern for the safety of our parishioners, the Danbury community, and the world at large due to the spread of COVID 19, all of the Divine Services at Holy Trinity are, unfortunately, closed to the public. You are able to watch our services via Facebook Livestream at https://www.facebook.com/htocdanbury/

We apologize for any inconvenience, but ask that you keep us, and the entire world, in your prayers for a quick end to this threat facing our communities as we will pray for you and the whole world.

Due to the limit on group size, all classes for this week have been canceled

Dear Faithful and Friends of Holy Trinity,

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

In response to the most recent press conference with President Trump and the White House Coronavirus task force, I am canceling classes for the next two weeks. With the suggested limit now to 10 (ten) in groups, we sometimes exceed that number for our classes. We will do our part to blunt this impending tsunami of sick people.

I assure you of my love and continued prayers. I ask that you also continue to please pray for God’s relief and comfort during these most trying and uncertain times.

Services will continue for this week but I ask you to be extra cautious as this appears to be an extremely communicable virus. I will continue to have services here praying for all of you. For those who are home you can follow services on line at our diocesan website at www.acrod.org.

In Christ,

Fr. Luke

Schedule of services and events March 15 – March 22

As we go forward we will be assessing day to day schedules. Since we have less than 50 people at our classes and most of our services,
we are well below the crowd size that have been established by government health officials.

AGAIN, if you are sick or if you have underlying health problems, please stay home.

We are cleaning and wiping with Clorox wipes: icons, door knobs, light switches, pews, counters before and after services. Practice social distancing. If you are concerned about your health, there is NO judgement if you feel more comfortable staying home.

If there are changes during the week we will change.

Fr. Luke

Monday, March 16
7 PM – Spirituality Class

Tuesday, March 17
8:30 AM – Lenten Hours

Wednesday, March 18
6 PM – Presanctified Liturgy followed by Lenten meal and Adult Catechism Class

Thursday, March 19
8:30 AM – Akathist
9:15 AM – New Testament Class

Friday, March 20
9 AM – Old Testament Class
7 PM – Presanctified Liturgy at St. John’s 600 Silver Lane, Stratford CT

Saturday, March 21
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, March 22
10 AM – Divine Liturgy

Schedule of services and events for March 8 – March 15

Monday, March 9
7 PM – Spirituality Class

Tuesday, March 10
8:30 AM – Lenten Hours
9 AM – Perogies

Wednesday, March 11
6 PM – Presanctified Liturgy followed by Lenten meal and Adult Catechism Class

Thursday, March 12
8:30 AM – Akathist
9:15 AM – New Testament Class

Friday, March 13
9 AM – Old Testament Class
7:30 PM – Paraklis Service at St. John’s 1240 Broadbridge Ave, Stratford CT

Saturday, March 14
9:30 AM – Lenten Retreat at Holy Trinity led by Fr. John Parker
3:30 PM – Vespers

Sunday, March 15
10 AM – Divine Liturgy con-celebrated with Fr. John Parker

Schedule of services and events March 1 – March 8

Monday, March 2
8:30 AM – Lenten First Hour
7 PM – Canon of St. Andrew

Tuesday, March 3
8:30 AM – Lenten Hours
9 AM – Perogies
7 PM – Canon of St. Andrew

Wednesday,March 4
8 AM —Stuffed Cabbage Making
8:30 AM – Lenten Hours
6 PM – Presanctified Liturgy followed by Lenten meal and Adult Catechism Class

Thursday, March 5
8:30 AM – Akathist of Repentance
9:15 AM – New Testament Class
7 PM – Canon of St. Andrew

Friday, March 6
8:30 AM – Lenten Hours
9 AM – Old Testament Class
1 PM to 5 PM – Dorothy Day
7:30 PM – Paraklis Service at St. John’s 1240 Broadbridge Ave, Stratford CT

Saturday, March 7
2 PM – Baptism of Josue
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, March 8
10 AM – Divine Liturgy – Bring Icons for Sunday of Orthodoxy Procession
4 PM – Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Bridgeport

Schedule of services and events February 23 – March 1

Monday, February 24
7 PM – Spirituality Class

Tuesday, February 25
8:30 AM – Hours
9 AM – Perogie Session

Wednesday, February 26
7 PM – Adult Catechism class

Thursday, February 27
8:30 AM – Akathist
9:15 AM – New Testament Class

Friday, February 28
9 AM – Old Testament Class

Saturday, February 29
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, March 1
10 AM – Liturgy – Forgiveness Sunday
3 PM – Vespers of Forgiveness Sunday

Schedule of Services and Events February 16 – February 23

Monday, February 17
7 PM – Spirituality Class

Tuesday, February 18
8:30 AM – Hours
9 AM – Perogie Session

Wednesday, February 19
7 PM – Adult Catechism class

Thursday, February 20
8:30 AM – Akathist
9:15 AM – New Testament Class

Friday, February 21
9 AM – Old Testament Class
6 PM – Parish Movie Night at Jon and Chrissanth Gross’ home.

Saturday, February 22
9 AM – Liturgy for the Departed – Soul Saturday
5 PM – Vespers

Sunday, February 23
10 AM – Liturgy