WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY


21 JUNE, 2020

Under guidance from +Metropolitan Tikhon and Vermont state health guidelines, services are resuming with limited attendance and prudent rules for the safety of all.  See below for details.

 

Holy Martyrs Cyrus and John

 

21 June

 

O Christ God, / You have given us the miracles of Your martyrs, Cyrus and John, / as an invincible rampart; / through their prayers, frustrate the plans of the heathens, / and strengthen the faith of the Orthodox Christians, / for You alone are good and love mankind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines for attending services  21 June, 2020

 

 

St Jacob Attendance Guidelines

 

 

 

 

A PRAYER FOR OUR TIME

 

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.   O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in your ineffable goodness, look down upon us, your people gathered in your Holy Name.  Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. You know our weakness.  You hear our cry in repentance and contrition of heart.  O Lord, who loves humankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Corona Virus. Send your angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from the virus. Guide the hands of physicians, and preserve those who are healthy.  Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace, that together we may glorify your most honorable and majestic name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

Amen.

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM FR. MARK

June 14, 2020 

 

Dear Beloved….
Recently the State of Vermont has increased the capacity of indoor gatherings to 25% capacity.  Metropolitan +Tikhon has given his blessing for us to increase attendance to that level.  By re-arranging our space a bit, we can fit about 18 people total including priest and the 2 designated choir members.  This will allow us to have a 2 week rotation of those who wish to attend rather than the current 3 week.  I will contact you with a new list.  Please remember that all the other guidelines are still in place:
-Check temp before leaving home.  Limit is 100.3
-Remain home if you have any symptoms of cold or flu.
-Remain home if you are exposed to anyone with Covid.
-Wear a mask.
– Sing at low volume if you are not one of the two choir.
-Sanitize hands on the way into church.
-Stand/sit in marked locations.  Families can stay together.
-Communion is with separate spoons.
By following these procedures we can keep everyone as safe as we are able.  No one is obliged to attend if they don’t feel ready.  But if you would like to attend and haven’t yet, please let me know and I will put you on the rotation.
After surveying the parish, the parish council has approved the installation of a live stream system for those who cannot attend and would like to watch the services at home.  We received a generous grant from the diocese and a donation from a parishioner to cover the entire cost.  We expect to have it functioning in July.
Thank you for your patience while we adjust to these new circumstances.  I think we all hope and pray that we can return to normal services in the near future.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Mark

 

 

 

 

 

St. Jacob Netsvetov   1802 – 1864

 

 

OUR PATRON

Holy Father Jacob,

Teacher of the knowledge of God,

You revealed your love for your people, taking up your cross and following Christ,

Enduring hardships like the Apostle Paul. 

Pray on our behalf to Christ our God to grant us great mercy!

Kontakion to St Jacob​​

 

PHONE

802-673-4042

 

 

EMAIL

sjachurchvt@gmail.com

 

 

ADDRESS

376 Route 12, Northfield Falls, VT

UPCOMING EVENTS


 

Please Note: Attendance at services is limited at this time.  Please see guidelines above and contact Fr. Mark for details on attending any particular service.

 

 

 

 

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