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.

Conception of St Ann

December 9, 2020 0 Comments

Today, the Church venerates the conception of the Theotokos by the holy Anna. “Today the world rejoices in the conception of Anna, wrought by God. For she bore the One who beyond comprehension conceived the Logos.” (Kontakion) This feast compliments the feast of the conception of John the Baptist, and originated in Palestine. In the …

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

November 21, 2020 0 Comments

“And when the child was three years old, Joachim said: ‘Let us call the undefiled daughters of the Hebrews, and let each one take a lamp, and let these be burning, in order that the child may not turn back and her heart be enticed away from the temple of the Lord.’ And he did …

Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of Mary, Sept. 8

September 7, 2020 0 Comments

On Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 pm. the Divine Liturgy will be served for the feast of Nativity of the Mother of God. The Troparion for the feast: Your birth, O Theotokos, has filled all the world with joy, for there rose from you the sun of justice. Christ our God. He destroyed the curse and …

The Dormition blessing of flowers

August 15, 2020 0 Comments

Holy Tradition tells us that the Apostles except Thomas were transported mystically to Jerusalem in order to be with The Theotokos as she died and present for her burial. When the Apostle Thomas arrived the next day, the tomb was opened so that he could make his farewell. To their astonishment and praise of God …

The Mother of Life

August 15, 2020 0 Comments

“Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos, / Who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions. / For being the Mother of Life, / She was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her ever-virginal womb.” (Kontakion-hymn of the Dormition of the Theotokos) Just as St. Peter …

The Dormition of the Holy Mother of God

August 14, 2020 0 Comments

Our Summer Pascha Since August 1, we have been preparing for the great feast of Mary, the Mother of God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. “This period is so rich in opportunities for prayer and worship that it has traditionally been called our “Summer Pascha.” The Transfiguration celebrates Christ as the radiant Light of the …