St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
Serving Parker, Colorado and surrounding areas
Prayer at Home During Church Closure
LOTS OF ONLINE WORSHIP RESOURCES

 

Go to the OCA website for a comprehensive list of news, liturgical and spiritual resources, and more: https://www.oca.org/resources-coronavirus


March 18, 2020: ALL-PARISH ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Dearly Beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

 

In yesterday's church closure message I said I would send out some information & resources to help carry our prayer life as we isolate ourselves in obedience to our archbishop, who has closed all churches in the diocese to protect us from this terrible virus, and the civil authorities that are calling for these drastic measures to protect the public, even in the face of very troubling economic times. I hope these items will be of great benefit to us all!

 

1) I would like to utilize online meeting technology so we can still pray & meet together. We have already used Zoom for the Church Services class and Sunday's council meeting, and I would like to offer this option for Wednesday evening Compline, the Great Canon & Life of St. Mary in a few weeks, and potentially other significant dates/feasts upcoming. This method is also being used at our diocesan cathedral of the Holy Trinity in San Francisco (see https://www.oca.org/news/headline-news/clergy-keep-communities-connected-during-outbreak). Please e-mail me privately if you are interested in participating.

 

2) I've attached a PDF of the Small Compline service that we use at the Mission on Wednesday evenings (it's specifically tailored to Wednesdays at a St. Tikhon church). It's paginated in a booklet format, so would probably be easiest to print it front & back and fold over.

Small Compline Service

 

3) The diocese of New York/New Jersey is publishing reader services for those who are unable to attend church. An example for this evening:

https://www.nynjoca.org/files/2020/praying-at-home/Vespers-Wed-03-18-2020.pdf

Visit the diocesan home page (https://www.nynjoca.org) for links to the latest edition.

 

4) Also published by the Diocese of NY/NJ is a "Reader’s Service of Prayer for Protection from the Coronavirus" that we can all pray at home:

https://www.nynjoca.org/files/2020/covid-19/covid-19-prayer-service.pdf

 

5) There are several parishes & monasteries online that are broadcasting their services. A few of them include:

I'm sure there are plenty of others, please send me an e-mail if there are any that you'd like to highlight.

 

I again refer you to His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon's message (see https://www.oca.org/news/headline-news/holy-synod-issues-coronavirus-statment-metropolitan-tikhon-addresses-the-faithful), notably:

 

I call on the faithful of the Orthodox Church in America to make good use of this time and renew their faith and hope in God through prayer and fasting, and by being of service to their brothers and sisters. The exhortation of the great Prophet Isaiah should guide us. He called out to the ancient people of Israel “If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,” in other words, if we stay united, relieve one another of the burdens that this virus has placed on us, “if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday (Isaiah 58.10).” In the darkness of anxiety and sickness, in the gloom of the disruption of our lives, these words of the prophet point us to the True Light, Jesus Christ, the great Physician and Healer of our souls and bodies, who gave his life for us so that we might live with Him eternally.

 

With love in Christ,

Father Alexander

Upcoming Services
Saturday, April 4th
6:30 pm Vespers ONLINE
Sunday, April 5th
9:10 am Hours & Divine Liturgy ONLINE
Tuesday, April 7th
Feast Day of St. Tikhon
7:00 pm Moleben w/ Akathist to St. Tikhon ONLINE
Friday, April 10th
7:00 pm Moleben ONLINE

St. Tikhon Mission in Parker is currently closed for all onsite services.  We will keep this website updated with further developments.



Announcements
Charity of the Month - April - 04/01/20

Please join St. Tikhon Mission in supporting the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).  Collections are currently held online through our DONATE page.

The total for the March charity, the Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery, will be announced shortly. Thank you to everyone in the parish community for your support!


Live Online Service Information! - 03/31/20

UPDATED Information for all upcoming services, held live online through Zoom and Facebook


Prayer at Home During Church Closure - 03/18/20

Information and resources to help carry our prayer life during this time of isolation - please click the information link below


Coronavirus Response: Church Closed - 03/17/20

Dearly beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

It is with a profound sadness, but also with a great sense of deference to the well-being of each and every one of you, as well as all those with whom we might come into contact, that I notify you that His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, has directed the closing of all parishes in the diocese for a period of no less than 2 weeks.

Click the information link below for the full announcement.



News Updates
- 03/29/20

Weekly Bulletin: March 29, 2020



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