St. Tikhon Orthodox Christian Mission
Serving Parker, Colorado and surrounding areas
Details for Live Online Services!

This page is updated regularly with all new announcements regarding online services.  The most recent information will be on top.

Links to join online services (choose one):

(1) Zoom meetings: https://zoom.us/j/2389591436

(2) Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/sttikhonparker/


ALL-PARISH ANNOUNCEMENT: March 31, 2020

Dearly Beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

First, I wish everyone in the greater St. Tikhon community a healthy & blessed 5th week of the Fast! Although at this time I am unable to reach out to check on each of you myself, I want to reiterate my desire to hear from you if you need anything during this very trying and stressful time: please e-mail or text me at 720-295-7715 so we can set up a phone/Zoom call.

This past Sunday Divine Liturgy was not broadcast via the Zoom due to technical difficulties. I hope this coming Sunday our Zoom will be working, but I'd like to reiterate that we're also broadcasting on Facebook Live, which is accessible to anyone (you do NOT need to be a Facebook user!) via https://www.facebook.com/sttikhonparker/ or the link to our Facebook page at the bottom of our Web site. I am told the quality of the Facebook Live broadcast is better than Zoom, so recommend this medium for all services.

Last Friday evening I sent out a schedule of "virtual" services for the final 2 weeks of this COVID-Lent we're navigating & experiencing. I would like to provide a few updates for this week:

All of the above is up-to-date and available to anyone in the world, complete with links to Zoom & Facebook, in our online calendar https://sttikhonparker.org/calendar2 .

Finally, I would like to leave you with an interesting fact: today, March 31, is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in America. Please read more about that here: https://www.oca.org/news/headline-news/50th-anniversary-of-the-agreement-on-autocephaly

With love in Christ,

Father Alexander


ALL-PARISH ANNOUNCEMENT: March 27, 2020

 

Dearly Beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

I truly hope everyone of you remains healthy & well, even if experiencing frustration of being cooped up at home! I would like to reiterate my availability via phone and/or Zoom for a conversation and/or Confession, and I can visit you if you are sick. Please send me e-mail or call/text me at 720-295-7715 to set up a time.

In case you're not already aware, the past week we have been broadcasting services online via Zoom & Facebook Live. We will continue to do so the remaining 2 weeks of our state's "Stay-at-Home" order as well. The online schedule available at https://sttikhonparker.org/calendar2 is up-to-date, and includes the following "online only" services:

  • Saturday, March 28, 6:30 PM: Great Vespers
  • Sunday, March 29, 9:10 AM: Hours & Divine Liturgy
  • Friday, April 3, 7:00 PM: A Moleben Sung in Time of Devastating Epidemic and Deathbearing Pestilence
  • Saturday, April 4, 6:30 PM: Great Vespers
  • Sunday, April 5, 9:10 AM: Hours & Divine Liturgy
  • Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 PM: Moleben w/ Akathist to St. Tikhon
  • Friday, April 10, 7:00 PM: A Moleben Sung in Time of Devastating Epidemic and Deathbearing Pestilence

Additionally, we will commemorate the 5th Week of Great Lent this week with 2 online gatherings:

  • Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 PM: Reading Life of St. Mary of Egypt **Zoom only**
  • Thursday, April 2, 7:00 PM: Reading of Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete **Zoom only**

Looking ahead to Holy Week & Pascha we plan to have additional services, and, with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin, the opportunity to receive Holy Communion. I will send out more information about this as that time draws near.

I wish each and every and every one of you a truly blessed & healthy remainder of Great Lent, as we approach the Passion & Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ! These are certainly not easy times, but I take solace that we have the technology & opportunity to pray together, even if "virtually." Let us each strive even more than we have in previous Great Lents, and certainly more than other times of the year, to pray, fast, and repent in hope of drawing ever nearer to Christ and finding solace in Him.

God is always there; let us "in faith and love draw near!"

With love in Christ,

Father Alexander


ALL-PARISH ANNOUNCEMENT: March 24, 2020

 

Dearly beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

As previously noted, we have scheduled 2 "virtual" services to be streamed live online to celebrate the Great Feast of Annunciation (all times Mountain):

  1. Vespers for Annunciation - Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 PM
  2. Moleben with Akathist to Theotokos - Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM

As previously, the online methods of streaming will be Zoom (use https://zoom.us/j/2389591436 to access) and Facebook Live. I received some feedback (thank you for those who reached out!) that would have improved the broadcast of the Moleben on Sunday, so I am taking additional steps to improve the quality; please e-mail me privately if there is still room for improvement after the next service.

I am hoping to make Vespers on Tuesday evening interactive: there are 5 Old Testament readings that I'd like to distribute to folks on the Zoom to read for us; please e-mail me if you're interested in participating!

Although I ask everyone to mute their Zoom client during services (except for individual items, like the OT readings mentioned above, the delay & sound quality don't lend themselves to group broadcast), I do urge everyone to follow/sing along with the Moleben + Akathist (while muted):

I plan to include the longer final litany from the Moleben during an Epidemic (see pp. 19-20 from link below) in place of the petitions on pg. 8 of the Akathist above:

I am very happy we are able to figure out a way, albeit "unorthodox," that we can celebrate & pray this Great Feast together during this period of isolation & "social distancing." I appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve the process moving forward!

With love in Christ,

Father Alexander


ALL-PARISH ANNOUNCEMENT: March 21, 2020

 

Dearly Beloved in the Lord,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

With sufficient interest I have gone ahead and signed up St. Tikhon Mission for a subscription to the Zoom online meeting service. The URL to access is https://zoom.us/j/2389591436

I intend to use this online meeting method for the following, at least initially (all times given are Mountain; I am open to changing the times as needed/requested):

  1. Vespers - Saturdays, 7:00 PM [now 6:30pm Saturdays beginning March 28]
  2. A Moleben Sung in Time of Devastating Epidemic and Deathbearing Pestilence - Sunday [March 22] 1:00 PM
  3. Vespers for Annunciation - Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 PM
  4. Moleben w/ Akathist to Theotokos (Annunciation) - Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM
  5. last "The Services of the Church" class - Thursday, March 26, 6:30 PM 6. Great Canon & Life of St. Mary - Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 PM

 

Additionally, we also plan to offer the above services via Facebook Live through the parish's page: https://www.facebook.com/sttikhonparker/

Please utilize the following resources as you follow along at home:

Please bear with me/us through any technical difficulties as we muddle through these uncharted waters!

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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19035 Plaza Drive, Parker Colorado 80134

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19035 Plaza Drive
Parker, Colorado 80134


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