Tagged: OCA

November & Preparation

While October is often as serene as it is beautiful, the month of November is a month of preparation for Orthodox Christians. We get ready for the Nativity Fast (which begins on Wednesday, November...

August & New Beginnings

July was not only a record month in terms of high temperatures, but also in terms of high attendance. The summer doldrums didn’t happen this year, as our parish continued to welcome new visitors...

Pascha Continues in May!

On Sunday, April 16, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated the Feast of Feasts, the Day of Days–the Pascha (Easter) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Our celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection was...

Great Lent: A Season of Invitation

For Orthodox Christians, there is no season more beloved than Great Lent. Of course, Lent itself can be challenging with the communal expectation of fasting, increased prayer (both in services and at home,) and in the various additional...

Theophany & Houseblessings

As we enter a new civil year, AD 2023, the Orthodox Church marks a number of important feasts, beginning with the combined feast of our Lord’s Circumcision & St. Basil, which we observe on...

A Month of Thanksgiving & Preparation

As the relative quietness of October gives way to November, our parish looks forward to a rich month that includes a full cycle of services, a rich schedule of social and service events, educational...

Annual Parish Meeting 2022 [Updated!]

On Sunday, September 11, our parish community held its 21st Annual Parish Meeting. You can watch the video of our proceedings here. Among the statutory tasks that were undertaken at this 46–minute meeting were: the...

Dormition Season & New Semester

The month of August is always exciting and exhausting around the parish. The two-week fast (the Dormition Fast) coincides with the hubbub of actvity associated with the start of a new school year, both...