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Divine Liturgy

Sundays at 8:00 AM
Second Liturgy
Fall/Winter Schedule 10:30 AM
Weekday Schedule per Bulletin


5408 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109-5526
Rectory - 717.652.1415,
Parish Center - 717.652.0545
Fax - 717.412.7771 E-mail Church Email
St. Ann Church

Pray vespers on Saturdays at 4:30pm.
On major feasts, the Vespers Service includes Litija. In the fourth & fifth centuries, as each region of the Church developed its own liturgical traditions, Vespers in Jerusalem’s Church of the Resurrection, close to the holy places, always concluded with a procession to the garden of Gethsemane, and the hill of Golgotha, where prayers were said before the bishop dismissed the people. Later, some monasteries ended Vespers with a procession to the tombs of the monasteries founders, where hymns were sung in their honor; while in Constantinople, public processions called lite (entreaty, or fervent prayer) were held before feasts, or when a calamity threatened the city. Parts of all of these were eventually incorporated into a special procession called the litija, which is part of the Slavic tradition of Byzantine Vespers. The prayers of Vespers move from natural needs (peace, fair weather) to the spiritual needs of all, then to our own personal needs. But at the end of Vespers, this progression is reversed, and we go to the nathex (representing the entire world as it awaits healing & redemption). There we pray fervently for the world & its needs.

Perohi and Kielbasa Sale
Delicious perohi and Kielbasa will be sold by St. Ann ECF on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11:30 to 4:30 pm, Wed. Nov. 20 and Wed. Dec. 18 from 11:30 am to 1 pm and on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 am till noon. The perohi will be sold frozen by the dozen for $6. Flavors include potato & cheese, farmer cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune and apple. Smoked Kielbasa will also be for sale by the ring or in sticks for $7. Proceeds support the educational and cultural activities of the parish.

Thanksgiving Canned Goods Drive.
Members of St. Ann Helping Hands are supporting the Silence of Mary Homes with their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. We have been tasked with supplying cans of fruit & cranberry sauce. Please place cans in the bin in the alcove of the Church designated Silence of Mary. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Christmas walnut, poppyseed & apricot rolls Sale
Date of Christmas Bake sale is Sat., Dec. 14, from 9am until noon. All rolls are $10.00 each.