Feast of the Encounter with the Lord

February 1, 2023 0 Comments

The Feast of the Encounter with the Lord Tomorrow is Hippopotamus Day! The Divine Liturgy for the Encounter with the Lord will be served at 5:30 p.m. No, I haven’t lost my mind. The Greek name for February 2’s feast is “Hypapante,” which means “Meeting.” The feast of the Encounter with the Lord. There was …

St Hilary of Poitiers

January 13, 2023 0 Comments

Our father among the saints, Hilary, bishop of Poitiers, confessor. Eighth day of the feast of Theophany. After his conversion to Christianity in his mid thirties, he was elected bishop of his city in recognition of his erudition. He became the foremost opponent of Arianism in the West. He boldly wrote to the emperor Constantius …

Sunday after Theophany

January 8, 2023 0 Comments

Oh things strange beyond compare! How should the boundless River that makes glad the city of God have been dipped in a little water? The illimitable Spring that bears life to all, and has no end, was covered by poor and temporary waters! He who is present everywhere, and absent nowhere, who is incomprehensible to …

Holy Theophany

January 6, 2023 0 Comments

“Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Romans 15:7) Tonight, the Divine Liturgy and the Great Blessing of Water will happen at 5:30 p.m. The newly blessed water will be available to for use at home. Take and use! The Catholic Church –the Byzantine Catholic and Orthodox Churches– …

Theophany –showing us someone and something new

January 6, 2023 0 Comments

Theophany – Showing the World to be the World

House blessing for Theophany

January 4, 2023 0 Comments

After the Feast of Theophany, the priest comes around to do house blessings! Please make an appointment with Fr. Dennis at your earliest convenience. You can call the Rectory or his cell phone, which is in the bulletin. Reminders with House Blessings: 1) Fr. Dennis likes it simple: He just wants to spend time to …

Preparing for the Theophany feast

January 3, 2023 0 Comments

Eve of Theophany on January 5th In preparation for the Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord, the Eve of the Feast, which is Thursday, January 5th, is a day of fasting/strict abstinence for all Byzantine Catholics. All feasts have a period of time of preparation which calls us to prayer with fasting and/abstinence.