The Sunday after Theophany

January 6, 2022 0 Comments

Christ was baptized for our sake, in order to sanctify the waters. The Spirit descended in the form of a dove, because wherever there is reconciliation with God there is a dove, like in the case of Noah’s ark … announcing God’s mercy to the world and at the same time making clear that what …

Theophany 2022

January 4, 2022 0 Comments

As we approach the feast of the Holy Theophany, taking time to think about the feast itself is a good thing. Why is it a good thing? It is a good thing because more than Christmas we come to know the breadth and depth of God’s activity in the world. It is a feast in …

Holy Theophany 2021 and Keeping Soles Warm

January 4, 2021 0 Comments

Holy Theophany is Wednesday, January 6. The Divine Liturgy will be at 5:30 p.m. We are also concluding the new sock drive: Keeping Soles Warm with the blessing of socks at the Divine Liturgy on Theophany. Keeping Soles Warm: Help us warm the hearts and souls of the poor this Theophany! We are conducting a sock …

Synaxis of the Mother of God

December 26, 2020 0 Comments

On this 2nd day of Christmas, we honor the flight into Egypt and what is called a synaxis or common feast of the Theotokos/Mary, Mother of God. In her wisdom, Mother Church offers us yet another opportunity to give God the glory; the name of today’s feast signifies the gathering of the faithful in order …

Merry Christmas 2020

December 25, 2020 0 Comments

The birth in the flesh of Our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The earliest commemoration of the birth of Christ is recorded in Egypt. It was celebrated together with the visit of the Magi and Christ’s baptism in the Jordan, on January 6, the great feast of the Theophany. Today’s date had formerly …

The Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of the Lord 2020

December 24, 2020 0 Comments

Christ is born! Glorify Him! The hymn (troparion) for today’s Divine Liturgy for the Nativity of the Lord: Prepare, O Bethlehem, for Eden has been opened to all! Adorn yourself, O Ephratha, for the tree of life blossoms forth from the Virgin in the cave! Her womb is a spiritual paradise planted with the Divine …

The Nativity of the Lord 2020

December 22, 2020 0 Comments

Our observances for the Nativity of the Lord The Nativity Fast continues until December 24 The Divine Liturgy Schedule Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, at 5:30 p.m. (will also be live-streamed) Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, at 10:00 a.m. Theophany, Wednesday, January 6, at 5:30 p.m.