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Oak Ridge, TN 37830
He Prays for You When You're Sleeping,
He Prays When You're Awake,
So Please Remember His Feast Day,
And Give Thanks for Goodness Sake
 This Week's Events

Wednesday, November 29
Vespers 6:30 pm
Study Group Follows

Saturday, December 2
Great Vespers 5 pm

Sunday, December 3
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

St. Nicholas visits Sunday School!

Next Week:
Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, December 6
for St. Nicholas Day

Women's Book Club
Nativity Fast - Book Discussion

The St. Anne's Women's Book Club   will have an Advent/Nativity book discussion on Sunday,
December 10,  from 4-6 pm, at Debra Mattingly's house. Bring a “seasonal” food to share if you wish - we will
eat and socialize from 4 - 4:30 and will end promptly at 
6 pm. We will discuss  The Winter Pascha,  by
Fr. Thomas Hopko. Note: This is a change from the previous date of December 3.

St. Anne’s Bookstore will have copies of the book available to purchase, for those who would like to use the book for devotional reading during the Nativity Fast.

When the winter begins to make way into the Northern World, the Church of Christ begins to celebrate a "splendid three-day Pascha."

Thus Father Thomas Hopko begins the first of forty meditations for the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, ending with the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple on the fortieth day after Christ's birth. In the style of his popular book for the paschal fasting season,  The Lenten Spring , the author again draws on the biblical readings and liturgical hymns and verses of the season to illumine the way for believers to follow the Church's days of preparation and celebration for the Coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in human flesh. Many references are made to the writings of the saints and Church Fathers, as well as to contemporary Christian teachers and spiritual guides. All those who love the Lord's Coming will find comfort and strength, as well as enlightenment and instruction, for having passed through the Winter Pascha with this book as their companion.   From St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.
Advent Retreat
in Bluff City
Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church, in Bluff City (Tri-Cities area), is offering a retreat this Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Their guest speaker will be Elissa Bjeletich. She is the author of a number of books on the Orthodox home and family and a wonderful speaker! Childcare provided.

A Stewardship Reminder and Handy Link

Our Stewardship Email went out earlier with information and a link for our 2018 Stewardship program. It gives each of us a chance to make a commitment to next year's budget. It is important for the Parish Council's budgeting and management to have a reasonable idea of the income for the coming year.

The Stewardship Letter and its link to the stewardship form can be found by clicking here.

2018 Church Calendars are here. They are available through the Bookstore for $5.
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