Wednesday, August 18, 2004

An invitation

if you are in the Chicago area. My eparchy (diocese) has instituted a series of pilgrimages to our parishes, and this Sunday is our turn.

It's at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, 14610 Will-Cook Rd, Homer Glen, IL 60491.

Here's the schedule:

9:00-10:15am Confessions. I know I need this part especially.
9:30am Matins (Morning prayer)
10:30am Divine Liturgy (Mass) with procession
12:00pm Light lunch
12:45pm Akathist Hymn to John the Baptist (an akathist is kind of like a litany, only longer. But not too long.)

Please consider coming. Our choir is quite good, and this is sort of a last hurrah for us for a while. We sing Ruthenian music, which is the prototype for Russian church music--if you like the Don Cossack choir and that sort of stuff, you'd probably enjoy hearing us.

Here's some pictures of the church which are a little bit out of date. Imagine lots of little kids running around, beautiful music, more icons, less pews, and you'll get the idea.

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