The Holy Prophet, Saint Micah

August 14, 2020 0 Comments

Today, on the Vigil of the Dormition, the commemorates the memory of the holy prophet, Micah. Micah prophesied between 750 and 687 bc. He was a contemporary of Amos and Isaiah. Micah’s words were an indictment against the rich, the avaricious money lenders, swindling merchants, families divided by rivalry, and all petty tyrants and bureaucrats, …

The Dormition of the mother of the Theotokos, St Ann

July 25, 2020 0 Comments

The Feast day of The Blessed Dormition of Saint Anna, the Holy Ancestor of God and the Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary As Saint Ann is the patroness of our parish: happy feast day to all our parishioners and friends. Let us hold each other in prayer today. Also let’s …

St Mary Magdalene, equal to the apostles

July 22, 2020 0 Comments

The holy myrrhbearer and equal of the apostles, Mary Magdalene is commemorated today. There are several Marys mentioned in the New Testament. The surname Magdalene distinguishes this Mary as the one from the town of Magdala. Luke’s gospel mentions that Jesus relieved her of seven devils, which could have simply been some kind of physical …

The Holy Prophet Elijah (Elias)

July 20, 2020 0 Comments

Today we recall the memory of the Holy Prophet Elijah. Remember to get your car blessed today through the intercession of St Elijah! An angel in the flesh and the cornerstone of the prophets, the second forerunner of the coming of Christ, Glorious Elijah sent grace from on high to Elisha, to dispel diseases and …

St Macrina

July 19, 2020 0 Comments

Today we celebrate St Macrina the Righteous. Macrina was born into a wealthy aristocratic family to parents Sts. Basil and Emmelia, as the oldest of ten children. She was named after her grandmother, St. Macrina the Elder, who was martyred for the faith. When her father died, St. Macrina became the head of the household, …

Saints Peter and Paul

June 29, 2020 0 Comments

“… They are the adornment of Rome; they have nourished the whole world with the Word of God. They are the living tablets of the New Testament written by the hand of God….” (from Vespers) “The feast of Peter and Paul and the Birth of John the Baptist are ranked as great feasts, after those …

Birth of St John the Baptist

June 24, 2020 0 Comments

THE BIRTHDAY OF THE GLORIOUS PROPHET AND FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST OF THE LORD, JOHN. Pagan antiquity had festivals marking the winter and summer solstices. The Christian calendar absorbed these feasts, observing the birth of Christ in December on the shortest day, and that of John the Baptist in June on the longest day. From this …