15 JUNE, 2021: 

Dear St Jacob Family,

Great news!  The VT health Dept and Gov. Scott have lifted most of the pandemic restrictions.  Our Metropolitan has instructed us to follow local health authorities along with our own parish council’s input.  In light of this development these are the new guidelines for our parish:
1. Masks are optional.  Anyone who wishes may continue to wear a mask with everyone’s full support.  As per the VT guidelines, those who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue to wear masks and practice distancing as much as practical.  Their reason for this is that there is a chance that the unvaccinated can possibly carry the virus to our more vulnerable members.  
2.  For the time being we will continue to use separate spoons for Holy Communion.  In the near future we will resume use of the single spoon.  The single spoon has been in use for many centuries.
3. For the time being we will continue to have our coffee hour/ meal outdoors (weather permitting).
These new guidelines will enable us to gradually return to our normal parish routines.  We can give thanks to our good Lord that we have made it this far.  And we pray for those who are not in so fortunate a position.
In Christ,
Fr. Mark

 

Leavetaking of the Nativity of the Mother of God

 

12 September 2021

 

Your Nativity, O Virgin, / has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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​​

St. Jacob’s and COVID 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Coronavirus. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

PHONE

802-673-4042

 

 

EMAIL

sjachurchvt@gmail.com

 

 

ADDRESS

376 Route 12, Northfield Falls, VT

UPCOMING EVENTS


 

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