St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church
Baltimore, Maryland

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LENTEN RETREAT March 14, 2015
Do You Believe in Miracles?

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE

LENTEN RETREAT

sponsored by the

Twenty-first Annual "Growing in Faith" Bible Study

in conjunction with

Greater Baltimore Orthodox Clergy Association.

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Retreat master

Very Reverend Protopresbyter Mark Leasure,

Guardian of the

Miraculous Myrrh-streaming Theotokos Kardiotissa Icon, from Saint George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Concluding with a Paraklesis to the Theotokos, veneration of the Holy Icon, and anointing with Her precious and miraculous Myrrh.

$30 per person (incl. cont. breakfast and lenten luncheon - please note any food allergies).

Registration deadline March 2nd.

After March 3rd, registration will be $35.

Retreat will be held at

St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church

909 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley/Cockeysville, MD 21030

Information: www.goannun.org • click on “2015 Retreat”

or

www.huntvalleyorthodox.com

Retreat Flyer, click here.

Retreat registration form, click here.

Retreat schedule, click here

Sun. Psalm 9 - Psalm 24.
Mon. Psalm 25 - Psalm 46.
Tue. Psalm 47 - Psalm 70.
Wed. Psalm 71 - Psalm 91.
Thur. Psalm 92 - Psalm 109.
Fri. Psalm 120 - Psalm 150.
Sat. morning Psalm 110 - Psalm 119.
Sat. night Psalm 1 - Psalm 8.

"There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty."
(Prov 11:24)

Click here to see the St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church Golf Tournament 2014 Album.


Click here to see the St. Mary's Annual Mediterranean Festival 2014 Album.

St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church
909 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

410-785-0909

Archpriest Father Theodoros Daoud, Pastor

E-mail: abouna@huntvalleyorthodox.com

Contact Us

Sun. at 09:00 AM Matins - 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Wed. at 6:00 PM Paraklesis.
Sat. at 5:00 PM Vespers.

Mon. at 07:00 PM Great Compline (in English).
Tue. at 07:00 PM Great Compline (in Arabic).
Wed. at 07:00 PM Presanctified Liturgy.
Thur. at 07:00 PM Great Compline (in English).
Fr. at 07:00 PM The Akathist for Theotokos.
Sat. at 5:00 PM Vespers.
Sun. at 09:00 AM Matins - 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy.

Sun. at 07:00 PM 1st Bridegroom Service.
Mon. at 07:00 PM 2nd Bridegroom Service.
Tue. at 07:00 PM 3rd Bridegroom Service.
Wed. at 07:00 PM Holy Unction.
Thur. at 07:00 AM Vesperal Divine Liturgy.
Thur. at 07:00 PM The Twelve Passion Gospels.
Fr. at 10:00 AM The Royal Hours.
Fr. at 04:00 PM Great Vespers and Taking the Body of Christ down from The Holy Cross.
Fr. at 07:00 PM The Lamentations.
Sat. at 10:30 AM First Resurrection Divine Liturgy.
Sun. at 05:30 AM Great and Holy PASCHA.
Sun. at 10:00 AM Agape Vespers.

Today we commemorate:

Our New Church

Our dream... Our dream came true. Our chyrch at night. Our dream...

There is soon to be a new light of Orthodox Christianity in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The parish family of St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church are struggling to build a church that will be connected to the existing hall in which they currently celebrate all Liturgical services and social events. Read more...

Our Priest

Father Theodoros Daoud was born in Lebanon in 1966. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in History in 1994 from the University of Lebanon, he completed a 2 year seminar in Theological studies. He was ordained to the holy deaconate on June 4, 1995, at the hand of His Eminence Elias Korban, Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Tripoli and Koura in Northern Lebanon.

He served as a deacon in Lebanon until Metropolitan Korban ordained him into the holy priesthood on December 20, 1996.From 1999 to 2004 he served as a parish priest in... Read more...

Archpriest Father Theodoros Daoud

Who we are...

Welcome to the website of the Community of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Hunt Valley, MD. We welcome you to browse this site to learn more about our Faith and our Parish. Please consider joining us for Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning or any weekday service. The times are noted on the website. You may also contact the parish office to schedule an appointment with our pastor, Archpriest Fr. Theodoros Daoud.

The Sermon On The Mount

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Real Break St. Innocent Orphanage

In the spring of 2013, God gave me the blessing to travel to St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico for one week during my spring break. Through the Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s Real Break program, I traveled with four other college students from around the country, and... Read more...

Father Theodoros' Letter for Lenten Retreat

February 2, 2015

My dear brothers in Christ,

I pray this communication finds you in the best of health.

The Lord has blessed us for 21 years by allowing the greater Baltimore community to share the ministry of our annual Lenten retreats. There have been many fine speakers who have inspired us in our walk with the Lord. The retreats offer us a unique opportunity as well to spend the day in fellowship with our Orthodox brethren of all jurisdictions, from 23 parishes and ten states.

We are writing to inform you of our upcoming Lenten retreat date (March 14, 2015), hosted by the Twenty-first Annual Growing in Faith Bible Study in conjunction with the Greater Baltimore Orthodox Clergy Association. We ask that you publicize it within your communities. We have enclosed a flyer for you to post, and to include in your parishioner mailings.

You will note that the Retreat this year will be held at Saint Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Hunt Valley/Cockeysville, Maryland. Our parish recently completed our new church, and we are anxious to have you come to the magnificent edifice. It is the newest Orthodox church structure in Maryland.

The topic of this year's Retreat is Do You Believe in Miracles? The centerpiece will be the miraculous Myrrh-streaming Theotokos Kardiotissa Icon brought for our veneration by its Guardian, Very Reverend Protopresbyter Mark Leasure from Saint George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA. The "Tender Heart" Theotokos holding the Christ child has been streaming fragrant Myrrh for three years, after being touched to the visiting Myrrh-streaming Hawaiian Iveron Icon of the Mother of God, of which it is a copy. The Icon was written at Holy Protection Monastery in White Haven, PA. The original Iveron Icon, of course, is on Mount Athos, and is believed to have been written by the Evangelist Luke.

We will conclude the afternoon with a Paraklesis to the Theotokos, veneration of the Holy Icon, and anointing with Her precious and miraculous Myrrh.

It is a great honor and blessing to host this Holy Icon of the Theotokos, who embraces Her Son so sweetly, and who weeps for our fallen world. We encourage you to gather a group of your parishioners and take the day to make this special pilgrimage. Please join us as we approach Her with reverence as we ask for Her blessing.

Registration materials will arrive in the mail in a few weeks. Kindly help us publicize the Retreat. As always, Mrs. Jeanne Tsakalos (JeanneTsakalos@hotmail.com - phone 410-252-6021) and her volunteers are planning a meaningful day for us all.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast is from 9:00 to 9:45, and the presentation by Father Mark will begin at 10:00. We will end the afternoon with a Paraklesis to the Theotokos, veneration of the Holy Icon, and anointing with the precious Myrrh. Please note that priests and their presvyteres are our guests, but we do ask that you complete registration materials. We look forward to seeing you on March 14th.

With love in Christ,

Very Reverend Theodoros Daoud, 2015 Retreat clergy host

St. Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church

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