The Dormition Fast

August 2, 2021 0 Comments

From August 1 to August 14, the Byzantine Churches prepare for the feast of the Dormition (Assumption) of the Holy Theotokos with a period of prayer and fasting.

Dormition of the Theotokos 2021

August 1, 2021 0 Comments

The feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is on Sunday, August 15th. This feast is the most ancient feast of the Mother of God. As Father Hezekias has said, “more than any other, this feast directs our gaze towards what we are all called to as Christians: communion with the Lord for all eternity.  Let …

Resources for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 1, 2021 0 Comments

Today’s gospel we encounter Jesus healing a demon-possessed boy, a dramatic story of faith and the lack thereof. Jesus tells his hearers —including the boy’s father—that they could not do it “because of their little faith,” and that such demons can be cast out “only by prayer and fasting.” Do we have a dynamic life …

Fr Dennis blessed cars today

July 25, 2021 0 Comments

The Blessing of a Car Priest: Let us pray to the Lord. Response: Lord, have mercy. Priest: Lord our God, You make the clouds your conveyance; You travel on the wings of the wind; you sent to your servant Elijah a fiery chariot as a means of conveyance; You guided man to invent this car …

The Blessing of Cars and Motorcycles

July 22, 2021 0 Comments

The Blessing of Cars and Motorcycles in Honor of St Elias Sunday, July 25th, following the Liturgy at 10am. Bring your mode of transportation. July 20 is the Feast of the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite. Sacred Scripture reveals that the holy Elias, who appeared with Moses speaking with Jesus on the Mountain of the …

St. Elias (Elijah)

July 20, 2021 0 Comments

On this feast of St. Elias, may God to grant the grace to live our lives with boldness and honesty giving witness to our faith to Him and His holy teachings … Watch this brief biography of St. Elias: Eid Mubarak to everyone.

Prophet Elijah shows how to pray

July 20, 2021 0 Comments

In the Gospels, Elijah appears with Moses on the Mount of the Transfiguration, bearing witness to Jesus as the fulfilment of the Old Testament prophecies. Elijah is venerated above all in the monastic tradition as a model of prayer and unshakeable faith amid trials. Prayer and contemplation sustained the Prophet not only in moments of …