Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Norwich CT USA

Week of 7/14/2024      

Trapeza for this Sunday, 7/14/2024, will be potluck & Fast-free.

Setup/Cleanup for Trapeza:  Natasha S., Anna G. & Nina M.

Piroshki Making Sessions for the Russian Festival will take place this weekend on Saturday, July 13 at 10 AM, Sunday, July 14 after trapeza, and, if needed, on Monday July 15 at 10 AM.

The Weekly Akathist and Orthodoxy 101 Class is scheduled for Thursday, July 18 at 6:00 PM.   Please note the schedule change for this week, as we’re going to have another special “Potluck Cookout Trapeza” during and after the class in honor of the  Feasts of the Holy Royal Martyrs and Sts. Elizabeth & Barbara.  Everyone is welcome to bring a cookout-type food or drink item to share.  We’ve set up another “SignUp Genius” page so that everyone can determine what to bring, and that page can be found HERE. We had a great time at the last cookout, so please join us again!

Russian Festival Preparation Update -  Food prep has begun this weekend with the making of piroshki,  and there are many other ways in which you can get involved and help to make this very important fundraiser a success.  A lot of help will be needed during the months beforehand, as well as on the day of the Festival on October 5th. Mary T. will be giving regular updates during our Sunday trapezas,  and she’ll be going over the next steps that need to be accomplished.

St. Andrew’s Camp is a ministry of the OCA Diocese of NY & NJ, and is located on the shore of Oneida Lake in Jewell, NY.  The camp is open to all Orthodox youth between the ages of 7 and 17.  There are many more activities planned for the remainder of the summer,  and more information can be found by clicking HERE.

“Holy New Martyrs Group Text”  has been created using the Signal app.  Signal is a free, open source messenger that is highly regarded for its privacy, security, and ease of use. The purpose of the group is to share information with our parishioners and friends in a more timely manner than using only email, things such as service schedule changes, time-sensitive needs of the parish, prayer requests, general parish news,  liturgical and spiritual resources, etc. It’s not intended to replace the weekly emails, which I’ll continue to send, but rather only to supplement them, and you’ll be able to mute the chat or leave the group at any time.  If you don’t already have the app you can get started by downloading it thorough Google Play or the App Store, and/or you can download the desktop version HERE.  Once you have the app you can join the group by clicking HERE.   

Pilgrimage to Jordanville - With the blessing of Metropolitan Nicholas we will be exploring the possibility of attending the annual pilgrimage to Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY to commemorate the anniversary of the martyrdom of Brother José Muñoz-Cortes, who’s interred in the Monastery cemetery. Brother José was the guardian of the Myrrh-Streaming Montreal Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, and was martyred in Athens in 1997. Many miracles have taken place at his graveside, and several of them have been witnessed by the pilgrims in attendance during the previous years. This year’s pilgrimage will take place during the weekend of November 2-3, and if there’s enough interest we could secure transportation and lodging for those who would like to attend. If you’re interested please let us know by clicking HERE.

In Christ,

Fr. Stephen

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Upcoming Services & Events
Saturday, 30 June / 13 July
5:30 pm Vigil
Sunday, 1 / 14 July
9:30 am Hours and Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, 3 / 16 July
6:00 pm Vigil
Wednesday, 4 / 17 July
Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia
8:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy
Thursday, 5 / 18 July
6:00 pm Akathist & Orthodoxy 101 Class
Special Potluck Cookout Trapeza to Follow
Saturday, 7 / 20 July
5:30 pm Vigil
Sunday, 8 / 21 July
9:30 am Hours and Divine Liturgy
12:30 pm Parish Council Meeting

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