Tagged: New Church Year

Blessing the Crown of the New Church Year

As we feel the heat of summertime abate every late August, Orthodox Christians look forward to September 1, when we mark the new ecclesiastical year. In 2019, this new church year falls on a...

The Acceptable Year of the Lord

Hearkening back to our Jewish roots, the Orthodox Church marks the beginning of the liturgical year on September 1. (Check out our Metropolitan Tikhon’s archpastoral letter for the new church year, in which he...