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 …

2 opportunities for Worship

August 3, 2020 0 Comments

Two opportunities for Worship: Transfiguration & Dormition Divine Liturgy, Thursday, August 6: Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 6:30pm. The Blessing of Fruits happen. In particular, grapes, will be blessed at the Divine Liturgy. Divine Liturgy, Saturday, August 15: Dormition of the Mother of God, 5pm.