Holy Mother Queen of All
Greek Orthodox Church
The Light of Christ in Kentucky
Sunday + The Lord's Day

9:15 AM - Matins

Matins is a service wherein we sing hymns of praise to God, as well as hymns celebrating and anticipating the various feasts of the Church year. There is also a Gospel reading from the 11 Gospels celebrating the Resurrection of Christ.

10:00 AM - The Divine Liturgy

This is the meeting of the Eucharistic community, the Body of Christ, on the Lord’s Day. It is the time we set aside to come together to receive God, that we might be united together with Him and in Him. The Divine Liturgy, should be the most important thing in our weekly schedules. For the Christian, this day, and this service, is the center and source of life, given by Him Who is Life! Nothing can take precedence over receiving that which God offers to us!

12:00 PM – Agape Fellowship

This is the time when the Body of Christ, having received our Lord together, comes together to rekindle the bonds of fellowship that have just been set aflame by the reception of our Lord.

Wednesday + Mid-Week Worship and Fellowship

6:00 PM – Vespers

This service is an opportunity to come together in the middle of the week to worship our Lord, and to recall the works of His saints. It gives us a chance to take stock of our lives and rededicate them to Him, as well as to reflect on how He has comforted, uplifted, and transformed us during the week. The is an opportunity to plug back in to the source of our power, to help us to get through the trials and tribulations of the weekly grind!

6:45 PM – Adult Study and Potluck

On Wednesday nights, we gather together in a fellowship meal provided from the fruits of our labour, and we learn together about our faith. It is a chance to relax with friends who share a desire to deepen their understanding of the Gospel, and its implications for each of our lives. Adult Study will continue on Wednesday nights throughout the year, and the topics will vary. To find out the topic we are studying on any given night, view our Calendar page, or contact our Priest.

Friday + Asking for Intercession

6:45 PM – Paraklesis

Just as we ask each other for prayers, so do we ask the saints who are alive in Christ. The Paraklesis is a service wherein we ask the Theotokos, our beloved patron and God’s mother, to intercede with Him on our behalf, as well as on behalf of those whom we know who stand in special need of His grace due to challenges or suffering that they may face. Blank lists for names will be in the narthex before the Paraklesis.

6:45 PM – The Sacrament of Confession

God, alone, can forgive sins. Yet, according to the promise of Christ, He has delegated the authority to bind and loose to the Church through the Sacrament of Confession. [Matt 18: 18] Though Confession is always available during the week by appointment, the time following the conclusion of Great Vespers will be set aside for those among the faithful who feel burdened and wounded by sin to come to Confession as we prepare to receive our Lord together the following day. If you wish to confess, please plan to be at the Church by the conclusion of Great Vespers.

 

Saturday + Anticipating the Day of Resurrection

6 PM – Great Vespers

This is the service at which we prepare for and welcome the Lord’s Day, on the night before we gather together to receive Christ. At the midpoint of the service, when we sing “O Gladsome Light”, the Church, which was dimly lit, becomes awash with light. This is the transition from the Sabbath to the Day of the Lord, on which we shall receive His Body and Blood, thereby sacramentally becoming the Body of Christ. We gather the night before to prepare ourselves. 

6:45 PM – The Sacrament of Confession

God, alone, can forgive sins. Yet, according to the promise of Christ, He has delegated the authority to bind and loose to the Church through the Sacrament of Confession. [Matt 18: 18] Though Confession is always available during the week by appointment, the time following the conclusion of Great Vespers will be set aside for those among the faithful who feel burdened and wounded by sin to come to Confession as we prepare to receive our Lord together the following day. If you wish to confess, please plan to be at the Church by the conclusion of Great Vespers.

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Holy Mother Queen of All GOC

3001 Tates Creek Rd.

Lexington, KY 40502