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Dormition of the Holy Theotokos
The first chapter of St. Luke’s gospel contains an outstanding hymn by the holy Theotokos, which poured out of her heart in response to the salutation of her relative, the righteous Elizabeth: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” This Elizabethan prophecy, that we repeat so often in one of our most favorite prayers “Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,” was followed by Mary’s hymn, Mary’s prayerful prophesy, which is especially important for our attention on…
Transfiguration and the Blessing of Grapes and Apples
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In August, we celebrate two Great Feasts of the Church: the Transfiguration of our Lord and 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 commemorates the events described by the Evangelists Matthew (17:1-13) and Luke (9:28-36). In view of His forthcoming death on the cross, the Lord revealed to His chosen disciples the voluntary character of His passion…
Sunday of Orthodoxy with Metropolitan Tikhon
His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon will be here at Holy Trinity Cathedral on the evening of the Sunday of Orthodoxy! The presence of His Beatitude, along with our own Archbishop Benjamin, and his vicar, Bishop Daniel of Santa Rosa, elevates our commemoration of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the restoration of the Holy Icons. We look forward to gathering with our brothers and sisters as we celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ! Please join us after the Vesper service for a…
On Sunday, May 27, the great and last day of Pentecost, the feast of the Trinity, we celebrated our patronal feast day. A gallery of photographs is available!
Pentecost: The Feast of the Church
With the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Christ’s disciples, the time of salvation, the Divine work of redemption has been completed, the fulness revealed, all gifts bestowed: it belongs to us now to “appropriate” these gifts, to be that which we have become in Christ: participants and citizens of His Kingdom.