St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church
872 N. 29th St. Boise, ID
an American parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Parish council meeting Wednesday 2/2 after Vespers (6:30 p.m.)
  • The Great Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple falls on Tuesday February 15. We will have Vigil on Monday evening (2/14) at 6 p.m. and Divine Liturgy for the feast at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • Additional Daily Liturgies prior to the beginning of Great Lent:

9:00 a.m. Thursday 2/3 (St. Maximus)
7:30 a.m. Thursday 2/10 (St. Ephraim the Syrian)
7:30 a.m. Thursday 2/24 (St. Blaise)
9:00 a.m. Thursday 3/3 (St. Leo)

  • On the 1st and 3rd Fridays in February (2/4 & 2/18), there will be a supplication to St Nikiphoros the Leper for help against the plague.
  • On the 2nd and 4th Fridays in February (2/11 & 2/25) there will be a molieben and akathist to the Virgin at 6 p.m. followed by the “Law of God” class.
  • The week of the Publican and Pharisee (2/13-19) is a fast free week.
  • Cheese week is 2/28-3/6. Sunday 2/27 is the last day for meat before Great Lent.  Sunday 3/6 is the last day for eggs and cheese before Great Lent.
  • Forgiveness Sunday is 3/6. There will be Vespers with the rite of mutual forgiveness immediately following the Divine Liturgy on that day.
  • Great Lent begins on Monday March 7. There will be the Great Compline with the Great Canon of St Andrew each day that week, Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m.  Friday will be the Small Compline with Akathist to the Virgin followed by the first class on the Book of Revelation.
  • Sunday 3/13 is the Triumph of Orthodoxy. At the end of the Divine Liturgy on that day we will serve the molieben for the conversion of those in error.
  • Throughout Great Lent, on Fridays at 6 p.m. there will be the small compline with the Akathist to the Mother of God followed by a class on the Book of Revelation in the hall. Soup and bread will be provided.
  • Presanctified Divine Liturgies during Great Lent are:

8:00 a.m. Wednesday 3/9
5:00 p.m. Wednesday 3/16
8:00 a.m. Wednesday 3/23
5:00 p.m. Wednesday 3/30