St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church

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Saturday, Oct. 10, 6:30pm Vespers

Sunday, Oct. 11, 10am Divine Liturgy (9:40am Hours)

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30pm Canon for Racial Reconciliation

Saturday, October 17, 6:30pm Vespers

Sunday, October 19, 10am Divine Liturgy (9:40am Hours)


Morning (Third Hour) Prayers offered by Fr. Joel on the livestream Monday-Friday 9am on the Facebook Livestream. A daily scripture reading, reflection, and special petitions are also offered.

Outdoor Fellowship Hour today following Liturgy (weather permitting)

Parish Council will have a special meeting 10/11

Many Years! Liam Weir (10/12) Wesley Vickery (10/14) Rose Wilson (10/16)

Luke 7:11-16 (Gospel)

Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”

2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (Epistle)

But this I say: “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

Tone 1 Troparion (Resurrection)

When the stone had been sealed by the Jews,

while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure body,

You rose on the third day, O Savior,

granting life to the world.

The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life:

“Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ!

Glory to Your Kingdom!//

Glory to Your dispensation, O Lover of mankind!”

Tone 8 Troparion (Fathers)

You are most glorious, O Christ our God!

You have established the Holy Fathers as lights on the earth.

Through them You have guided us to the true Faith.//

O greatly compassionate One, glory to You!

Tone 1 Kontakion (Resurrection)

As God, You rose from the tomb in glory,

raising the world with Yourself.

Human nature praises You as God, for death has vanished.

Adam exults, O Master!

Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage and cries to You://

“You are the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!”

Tone 6 Kontakion (Fathers)

The Son Who shone forth from the Father

was ineffably born, two-fold in nature, of a woman.

Having beheld Him, we do not deny the image of His form,

but depict it piously and revere it faithfully.

Thus, keeping the True Faith,//

the Church venerates the icon of Christ Incarnate.