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St. Luke Handmaidens.

Name:Leader Wendy Segvich

I am pleased to be able to serve God and help St. Luke Parish by heading this ministry.

Job Description

Any young girl that performs a duty or function in the Orthodox Church is called a handmaiden.

Handmaidens assist in the liturgical worship by presenting the offering plate to the Priest for a blessing and receiving the blessed Holy bread (Prosphora) to prepare it for distribution at the end of the Liturgy. They hold the red cloth during communion for adults, children and babies to make sure that no communion is spilled or splashed on clothing or dropped on the floor. They guide communicants to the proper distance from the chalice, help parents with their children, make sure that lips are dried, and any other guidance for the reception of Holy communion. At the end of the liturgy they distribute electric candles and keep children orderly for the children's blessing. On Holy Friday and Pascha they help in the distribution of the holy Lights and walk ahead of the Altar servers carrying candles. They place flower petals on the way during processions. The Handmaidens also ring the bells at the proper times during all of the services.

St. Luke Handmaidens.

Annual Report Archive

Handmaiden's Annual Report 2017
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2016
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2015
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2014
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2013
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2012
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2011
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2010
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2009
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2008
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2007
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2005
Handmaiden's Annual Report 2004