Protection of the Theotokos

October 1, 2021 0 Comments

Happy Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos! There is only one God, one Creator, one Savior, one Redeemer. Yet this one God has chosen to be friends with his creation. As St. Paul told us, he humbled himself to become a man, like us in every way except sin. There are many ways he …

Birthday of the Mother of God

September 8, 2021 0 Comments

Today is the first of the great feasts of the Church (liturgical) year with the commemoration of the birthday of our Most Holy Lady, The Theotokos and ever-virgin, Mary. As you know, every feast has a history and a meaning for us. Today’s feast is pointing our attention less to the birth of Mary, as …

Nativity of the Mother of God 2021

September 6, 2021 0 Comments

Your nativity, O Mother of God, heralded joy to the whole universe for from you rose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God taking away the curse, He imparted the blessings, and by abolishing death, He gave us everlasting life. Wednesday is the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos however the parish observance of …

Mary is blessed

August 14, 2021 0 Comments

As we move closer to the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, let us consider the words of Pope Benedict XVI Mary is “blessed” because -totally, in body and soul and for ever- she became the Lord’s dwelling place. Mary does not merely invite our admiration and veneration, but she guides us, …

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 …

Annunciation of the Holy Theotokos

March 25, 2021 0 Comments

Blessed feast of the Annunciation of the Holy Theotokos! This is the feast of the Incarnation of the Eternal Word of God, the day of our salvation in Jesus Christ. Tonight, the Divine Liturgy will be served at 5:30 p.m.