LENTEN SERVICES 2013In Addition to the regular, weekly services:Saturday Vespe…

LENTEN SERVICES 2013
In Addition to the regular, weekly services:
Saturday Vespers and Confession, 5 p.m.
Sunday Matins: 9 a.m. • Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10 a.m.

Mondays — On Mondays in Lent we will serve Great Compline at 7 p.m. The first week of Lent, Great Compline is also served on Tuesday and Thursday nights with portions of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.

Wednesdays — Join us at 6 p.m. for the Presanctified Liturgy. Bring one Lenten item to share for a pitch-in after Liturgy, so we can break bread together after fasting from all food and drink at least from noon. You are also invited to stay for a video and discussion about prayer, concluding by 8:30.

Fridays — A Lenten supper will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the service of Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos at 7 p.m. (The exception is April 12, when we will celebrate together at Holy Trinity at 6:30 p.m.)

The First Saturday, March 23 — On the first Saturday of Lent, we serve the Liturgy for All Souls: Matins 9 a.m./Liturgy and Memorial at 10:00 a.m. Bring a list of the names of your departed to be remembered. Lunch and Retreat with Fr. Josiah Trenham on “Building up the Temple of the Soul” follow immediately.

The First Sunday, March 24 — We will concelebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers here at Holy Trinity, 5 p.m. Fr. Josiah Trenham will be our guest preacher, and a dinner reception will follow.

Sunday Evenings — Vespers will be held at 5 p.m. at a different church each week (see the calendar for location).  

By the grace of God, we were able to raise the dome on the new church on Saturda…

By the grace of God, we were able to raise the dome on the new church on Saturday, March 16. It was tremendously joyful and moving experience for all. The Indianapolis Star newspaper ran a story with three photos. This is a link to their website, where they include a video clip.
Dome Raised on St. George Orthodox Christian Church in Fishers | Indianapolis Star
www.indystar.com

The dome for the new St. George Orthodox Christian Church, 10748 E. 116th St,, Fishers, is being prepped to be raised. (Charlie Nye/The Star)  

We invite everyone to come out and see the progress on the new church and to be…

We invite everyone to come out and see the progress on the new church and to be part of the blessing of the new dome Saturday morning, March 16. Immediately after the blessing, the big crane will lift it in the air to set it atop the building.

We will shuttle you from the Kroger parking lot to our property. The Kroger store is located at 116th Street and Cumberland Road. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:45 a.m., and park in the northwest corner of the lot, near the Old National Bank building.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., you will be able to walk through the new building and to inspect the dome up close. You can even go underneath/inside it.

At 9:30 a.m., they will lift the small dome and set it atop the bell tower.

At 10 a.m. We will have the blessing of the big dome and then see sight of the 40-foot dome hoisted in the air and set over the new church like a crown.

We’ll have the donuts and coffee for you. Be sure to dress warm, and wear shoes that can get a little muddy too.

  

The Cross for main dome was crated and shipped from California yesterday, March…

The Cross for main dome was crated and shipped from California yesterday, March 11. Made of aluminum and clad in 24 karat gold leaf, it should arrive Thursday and be placed on the dome before cross and dome are raised as a unit Saturday morning.

We’re keeping a careful eye on the weather. Different sources are giving wildly different forecasts at this point. We can’t have high winds or lightning.

Lord, hear our prayer. Instead of rain or wind, send down the grace of Thy Holy Spirit, and bless all aspects of our labor to erect a holy temple to the glory of Thine all-holy Name! By Thy divine providence, abundantly multiply all things necessary for the building and completion of Thy holy temple, that it may be perfect and filled with Thy glory and that in it may be glorified Thy great and all-holy Name, together with that of Thy Father and of Thine all-holy Spirit, always, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Thy will be done!

  

The iconography work currently underway at our sister parish of Holy Trinity in…

The iconography work currently underway at our sister parish of Holy Trinity in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel is featured on the front page of today’s Indianapolis Star newspaper. The temple they have built and the iconography now going in it are a real monument to all of Orthodoxy in Central Indiana, and we ask God bless all the Holy Trinity parishioners.

In this link http://www.indystar.com/article/20130308/NEWS/303080061/Greek-artist-arrives-begin-first-phase-paintings-Carmel-church you can see a photo gallery and video of the work in progress.

Remember they are using our iconographer, who will start on our new church in the middle of May, yet each church Dr. Kordis and his team do is unique. Our contract stipulates, “In every situation Dr. Kordis will work to create a unique and distinguished iconographic whole, and consequently a unique monument, with its own characteristics and atmosphere which certainly follows the canons of Byzantine art and will express on all levels the style and ethos of our Orthodox art and tradition. In this process Dr. Kordis will maintain ongoing dialogue with the Pastor and his team at St. George.”

http://www.indystar.com/article/20130308/NEWS/303080061
www.indystar.com  

It's getting real: 6:30 this evening will be the last Paraklesis (Supplication)…

It's getting real: 6:30 this evening will be the last Paraklesis (Supplication) that we serve monthly to pray for all the sick. During Lent, of course, we will have Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesdays, and then Pascha is our last service in the old church (on Sherman Drive). Following Paraklesis tonight we have dinner and Bible Study as usual. Everyone is invited.  

Blessing and Raising of the Dome for Our New Church • Saturday, March 16 We…

Blessing and Raising of the Dome for Our New Church • Saturday, March 16

We invite everyone for the raising of the dome, which is being built on the ground (look between the bell tower and the house in the photo above, taken from our live web camera). The dome will be set atop the church on Saturday March 16 (weather permitting).

This is another big milestone in our construction, when the big, 250-ton crane lifts the 40' diameter dome in one piece and sets it on the top of those vertical steel beams you see at the top of the church. Then the crew will immediately bolt and weld it in place.

We will shuttle you from the Kroger parking lot up to the property. The Kroger store is located at 116th Street and Cumberland Road. Please arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m., and park in the northwest corner of the lot, near the Old National Bank building. We will begin with a very brief blessing prayer at 10 a.m., and then we can watch as the dome is raised.

The only thing is: it cannot be a windy day. (It just won’t do to have that big, heavy dome swinging in the breeze, as the workers try to hold it and anchor it!) So, please watch for any last-minute announcements in case we have to call it off.