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Feasts & Preparation for Lent

With the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, the complex of services preceding Christmas & following Epiphany draw to a close. Notable in the season that has past is the Nativity Fast, Christmas,...

Houseblessing Season 2019

In the month of January, the Orthodox Church observes the Great Feast of Theophany, or Epiphany. One of the special features of Epiphany is the blessing of homes. Because our parishioners in America are often...

Theophany & Houseblessing Season

Christmas on Dec. 25 gives way to the Great Feast of Epiphany–also known as Theophany–on Jan. 6. (Some Orthodox keep “Old Calendar Christmas” on Jan. 7… Read here for an explanation about why certain...

Nativity, New Year, & Beyond

The second-most sacred season in the Orthodox Church culminates in Christmas (Dec. 25 on the new calendar) and Epiphany (Jan. 6.) We keep these feasts (on the new calendar) with great solemnity and joy....

Prepare, O Bethlehem!

From November 15 until December 24, the Orthodox Church observes the Nativity Fast (New Calendar). This fasting season has been established by our Church since ancient times for the purpose of preparing our hearts...

Bulletin November 11, 2018

24th Sunday After Pentecost Today’s Readings: Eph. 2:14-22 Luke 10:25-37 Today the Youth Group will host fellowship hour with a “Chili Cookoff and Craft Sale” as a fundraiser for summer camp. Let’s be Supportive...

Fall in the Parish

October and the first half of November are traditionally very calm months in the life of an Orthodox parish: no Great Feasts and no fasting seasons! Early fall is a time to “catch our...

The Crown of the Year

At this time of year, as school resumes for many of our parish families, we also face the Church New Year, which commences on September 1. For our parish, as well, various aspects of...

Dormition Fast: Capping Off Summer!

The season of the Dormition Fast (August 1-14) which culminates in the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos on August 15, caps off a rich and full summer at St. Athanasius. Vacation...

Summertime in the Parish

This summer has already proved rich in the parish, as the photos below show. At the end of May, we held our Annual Newcomers’ Dinner to welcome the more than 20 people who have...