St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
872 N. 29th St. Boise, ID
an American parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Plague protocol: Masks must be worn in accordance with health regulations. If you or your family members are ill, please do not venture out, but call one of the priests to let us know and to arrange for the sacraments. As long as the state is under “Level 2” precautions, there will be no Church sponsored social gatherings.  Work groups, Church cleaning, and necessary Church projects will continue as planned.  See the parish website for developing details.
  • House blessings with the Theophany water should be scheduled with Fr. David and/or Fr. Matthew prior to the beginning of Lent.
  • We will be baking prosphora Saturday Feb. 13 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • The feast of the Entry of the Lord into the Temple is Monday Feb. 15 (2). There will be vigil for the feast on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. on Monday.
  • Additional weekday liturgies for February and March will be as follows:

8:30 a.m. Wed. Feb. 3 (St. Maximus the Confessor)
9:00 a.m. Wed. Feb. 10 (St. Ephraim the Syrian)
9:00 a.m. Wed. Feb. 24 (St. Blaise)
9:00 a.m. Sat. Mar. 6 (Commemoration of the Departed)
9:00 a.m. Tues. Mar. 9 (Finding of the Head of John the Baptist)

  • The Pre-Lenten preparation begins the week of Feb. 21 – this is a fast free week.
  • The Sunday of the Last Judgment, Mar. 7 is the last day to eat meat before Great Lent. Cheese week begins Mon. Mar. 8.  The last day before the Great Fast begins is Cheesefare Sunday, Mar. 14. Immediately after Liturgy on that day we will celebrate the Forgiveness Vespers with the rite of mutual forgiveness.
  • Great Lent begins Mar. 15. There will be Great Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete Mon. - Thurs. evening that week at 6 p.m.
  • Presanctified Liturgies will be on Wednesdays every week during Great Lent. March 17 and 31 will be at 9 a.m. and Mar. 24 at 6 p.m.
  • Every Friday during Great Lent there will be the Small Canon with the Akathist to the Mother of God.
  • Every Friday beginning Mar. 5 through the end of Great Lent there will be a class and discussion on the Seven Letters to the Churches in the book of Revelation (Rev. Chapters 1-3) after the Akathist (or as announced). We began this discussion last year but were cut short by the lockdown.  We will repeat the beginning sessions and continue on through Lent.