Let us not rush to Pascha. But after a time, when we have lamented, when we have come to our senses, when through loss and suffering we are stripped of all our fantasies and illusions, let us go into the bright and dawning new day of Pascha.
While the Holy Thursday shared meal is commonly known as the Last Supper, I would like to consider it also being the Last Lesson of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Friday, March 27

Diocese Teen SOYO Retreat
Saint Methodios Retreat Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire

Sunday, March 29

8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy
11:30 amMemorials
11:45 amPascha Bake Sale

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7 pmGreat Compline
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7 pmBible Study

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Weekday Services at St. Mary's during Great Lent

Throughout the Paschal Lenten Period leading up to Holy Pascha (Easter), we have an opportunity to attend special services every day in the first week of Lent and each subsequent Wednesday and Friday evenings. Here's a brief explanation of these services in the hopes that you will join us (either in person or online!) and make more meaningful your Lenten journey! Read more »
 

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Fr. Tom Hopkos's 55 Maxims for Christian Living

Memory Eternal (3/28/39 – 3/18/15)

1. Be always with Christ.
2. Pray as you can, not as you want.
3. Have a keepable rule of prayer that you do by discipline.

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Sermons and Messages

Reflections on Great and Holy Friday: The Cross of Christ and the Wise Thief’s Confession

March 23, 2015 - by Linda Arnold and Maggie Rodriguez
We, the beloved, matter. All creation matters. What Christ has done He did because we matter! Let us wait a while with the dying One. Let us not rush to Pascha. But after a time, when we have lamented, when we have come to our senses, when we have let go, when we have owned our stuff and given Him all the parts of ourselves, when through loss and suffering we are stripped of all our fantasies and illusions, let us go into the bright and dawning new day of Pascha. Read more »

Humility and Offering: Holy Thursday

March 15, 2015 - by Andrea Popa
While the Holy Thursday shared meal is commonly known as the Last Supper, I would like to consider it also being the Last Lesson of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the calm before the storm. While the disciples were going about the details of their daily lives, Christ knew this would be the last quiet time of teaching before the events leading to his death began to unfold. Read more »

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