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Holy Week & Pascha 2019

Having welcomed our Archbishop Alexander here for Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday–and celebrated the Baptisms and Chrismations of our catechumens–our parish community is now marking the awesome days of Holy Week that lead us from...

Taste & See that the Lord is Good!

Our Journey to Pascha 2019 We are now deep into Great Lent, the ancient 40-day season specially appointed for renewed spiritual focus in anticipation of Holy Week and Pascha (Easter.) During the Lenten season...

Our Lenten Journey

The Lenten Spring is upon us. In the Orthodox Church, Great Lent begins on Clean Monday (March 11 in 2019) and is immediately preceded by Forgiveness Sunday (March 10.) In ancient times, Great Lent...

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...