The Transfiguration of the Lord

August 5, 2022 0 Comments

The liturgical observance of the Feast of the Transfiguration will be celebrated this weekend. The traditional blessing for fruit for the Feast will happen at the conclusion of the Liturgy. “Christ took His disciples and went up on the mount, and there His face appeared shining. His vestments became white as snow, and one of …

Sunday of the Holy Cross

March 7, 2021 0 Comments

Fr. Alexander Schmemann provides this wonderful reflection for the Third Sunday of the Great Fast: The Veneration of the Cross At the Vigil on that day, after the Great Doxology, the Cross is brought in a solemn procession to the center of the church and remains there for the entire week – with a special …

Sunday of Orthodoxy

February 20, 2021 0 Comments

Resources for the Sunday of Orthodoxy Sunday, February 21, 2021 is the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Great Lent. Here is the link for various resources given by God With Us Online. Fr. Alexander Schmemann writes today’s feast: Today is the triumph of Orthodoxy, and a hymn sung today states solemnly and simply: …

The Holy Cross

March 15, 2020 0 Comments

We are near to the mid-point of Great Lent. The Church today celebrates the Holy Cross. What follows below is a piece by Orthodox Father Alexander Schmemann. The third Sunday of Holy and Great Lent is called The Veneration of the Cross.” . . . We are on the one hand, the physical and spiritual …