Newsletter 2010-10-24 – with Kursk Root Icon Visit information.



St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
McKinney, Texas
Electronic Newsletter, October 24, 2010 ns

Having obtained thee as an unassailable rampart and wellspring of miracles, O Most Pure Mother of God, thy servants quell the assaults of enemies. Wherefore, we pray to thee: Grant peace to our land, and to our souls great mercy.

– Troparion to the Theotokos in honor of the Kursk Root Icon


The Holy Kursk Root icon of the Theotokos will be visiting our parish on this Friday, October 29th.

Our schedule of services at the church on Friday, Oct 29 is as follows:

  • 8 AM Divine Liturgy, in the presence of the Kursk Root Icon.
  • Home visits throughout the day
  • 7:30 PM Moleben with akathist, in the presence of the Kursk Root Icon

Our church is in McKinney, TX:  708 S Chestnut, McKinney, TX 75069-6503


  • Take US-75 North to McKinney
  • Nearing McKinney, follow signs for TX-5 North
  • After passing El Dorado St., you will soon see a large “Pawn Shop” sign on your left. Keep straight.
  • Just after this sign, turn left at Christian Street.
  • The Church is ahead on your right.

Our new facility brings with it many new maintenance and upkeep tasks. Matushka Marina and Reader David Hawthorne need volunteers to help get all the work done.If you can give a few hours of our time to help care for God's house, please contact Matushka Marina, Reader David or Deacon Nicholas and we'll tell you how you can help.

We have a list of things our parish needs. If you or somebody you know wish to supply one of these items, please contact us.


Commemorations from the past week and the coming weeks:

  • Monday, October 25th: Anniversery of the repose of Reader John Wilder, a founding member of our parish. Memory Eternal!

If you have corrections or additions, e-mail Deacon Nicholas. We would love to announce your birthdays and anniversaries as well, but our records are very incomplete, so please give us this information.


Prayer Requests

For the Health and Salvation.

  • Kateryna (Kayla) Bayda.
  • David and Elizabeth Ash.
  • Priests Jean and Grégoire and all the faithful and suffering of Haiti

For a more complete listing, please see our parish prayer list.

If you have prayer requests for the ill, for those with special needs or in difficult circumstance or for the departed, please e-mail Priest Seraphim or Deacon Nicholas


Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week

Saturday, 10/23/10.

  • Confessions, 4pm.
  • Vigil, 5pm.

Sunday, 10/24/10.

  • Divine Liturgy, 10am.
  • Church School (elementary and adult), 12:45pm

Monday, 10/25/10.

  • Molieben, 7:00pm.

Wednesday, 10/27/10.

  • Vespers, 7:30pm.
Friday, 10/29/10
  • Liturgy, 8am, in the presence of the Kursk Root Icon
  • Moleben with Akathist, in the presence of the Kursk Root Icon, 7:30pm
Saturday, 10/30/10.

  • Confessions, 4pm.
  • Vigil, 5pm.

Sunday, 10/31/10.

  • Divine Liturgy, 10am.
  • Church School (elementary and high school), 12:45pm

Our ongoing calendar of services through is posted here:

Our "Redeeming the Time" blog usually has at least several posts a week –


Fasting in the Coming week:

Wednesday and Friday of this week are fast days as usual.



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