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  • Lenten Message of Abp Benjamin

    After the preparatory weeks getting us ready for Great Lent, we come to the First Sunday of the Fast. There are two themes to this Sunday. The first theme, of course, is historical: the restoration of icons for use in worship and devotion in the Church after many years of iconoclasm. The second is the theme echoed by Philip: Come and See. These themes are related to each other... Read more.

  • St Gregory Palamas

  • This Sunday

    Now the flaming sword no longer guards the gates of Eden; it has mysteriously been quenched by the wood of the Cross! The sting of death and the victory of hell have been vanquished; for You, O my Savior, have come and cried to those in hell: “Enter again into paradise.”

    Kontakion of the Sunday of the Cross

  • This Week

    Wed, Mar 15: 6:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts followed by lenten potluck

    Fri, Mar 17: 6:00 pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

    Sat, Mar 18: 6:00 pm Vigil with bringing out of the Precious Cross

    Sun, Mar 19 Cross Veneration Sunday: 10:00 am Divine Liturgy

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Nativity of the Theotokos

The record of the birth of Mary is not found in the Bible. The traditional account of the event is taken from the apocryphal writings which are not part of the New Testament scriptures. The traditional teaching which is celebrated in the hymns and verses of the festal liturgy is that Joachim and Anna were a pious Jewish couple who were among the small and faithful remnant - “the poor and the needy” - who were awaiting the promised messiah. The couple was old and childless. They prayed earnestly to the Lord for a child, since among the Jews barrenness was a sign of God's disfavor. In answer to their prayers, and as the reward of their unwavering fidelity to God, the elderly couple was blessed with the child who was destined, because of her own personal goodness and holiness, to become the Mother of the Messiah-Christ...

  • Sep 4 2016

August 6: The Transfiguration of Our Lord

In August, we will celebrate two Great Feasts of the Church: the Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Dormition (Falling Asleep) of Our Most-holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary.  The first of these feasts commemorate the events described by the Evangelists Matthew (17:1-13) and Luke (9:28-36).  In view of his approaching death on the cross, the Lord revealed to His chosen disciples the voluntary character of His passion and death.  His bright transfiguration on Mount Tabor assured the witnesses that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is truly His Father's radiance, the Deliverer Who freely, out of His love for us, undersigned our terrible debt of sin for which He paid with His most pure blood.  And He did it freely, voluntarily, out of love...

 

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