Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Aug 5, 2024

8-5-24: Festal Vigil Transfiguration

The Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ (the Second “Feast of the Savior” in August) Discourse on the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ of Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica For an explanation of the present Feast and understanding of its truth, it is necessary for us to turn to the very start of today’s reading from the Gospel: “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother,…
Aug 6, 2024

8-6-24: Festal Liturgy Transfiguration

The Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ (the Second “Feast of the Savior” in August) Discourse on the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ of Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica For an explanation of the present Feast and understanding of its truth, it is necessary for us to turn to the very start of today’s reading from the Gospel: “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother,…
Aug 14, 2024

8-14-24: Festal Vigil Dormition

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary   The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and during his journeys She lived at the home of his parents, near the Mount of Olives. She was a source of consolation and edification both for the Apostles and for all the believers.…
Aug 15, 2024

8-15-24: Festal Liturgy Dormition

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and during his journeys She lived at the home of his parents, near the Mount of Olives. She was a source of consolation and edification both for the Apostles and for all the believers. Conversing…
Sep 7, 2024

9-7-24: Festal Vigil: Nativity of the Theotokos

Come celebrate the Feast with us! Let us know you are coming so we can welcome you. The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary: The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born at a time when people had reached such a degree of moral decay that it seemed altogether impossible to restore them. People often said that God must come into the world to restore faith and not permit the ruin of mankind. The Son of…
Sep 8, 2024

9-8-24: Festal Liturgy: Nativity of the Theotokos

Come celebrate the Feast with us! Let us know you are coming so we can welcome you. The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary: The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born at a time when people had reached such a degree of moral decay that it seemed altogether impossible to restore them. People often said that God must come into the world to restore faith and not permit the ruin of mankind. The Son of…
Sep 26, 2024

9-26-24 Our Patronal Feast of St. John the Evangelist

Come Celebrate our Patronal Feast of St. John the Evangelist   Repose of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian Commemorated on September 26   The Holy, Glorious All-laudable Apostle and Evangelist, Virgin, and Beloved Friend of Christ, John the Theologian was the son of Zebedee and Salome, a daughter of Saint Joseph the Betrothed. He was called by our Lord Jesus Christ to be one of His Apostles at the same time as his elder brother James. This took…
Nov 20, 2024

11-20-24: Festal Vigil: Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple Commemorated on November 21 According to Holy Tradition, the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple took place in the following manner. The parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anna, praying for an end to their childlessness, vowed that if a child were born to them, they would dedicate it to the service of God. When the Most Holy Virgin reached the age of three,…
Nov 21, 2024

11-21-24: Festal Divine Liturgy Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple Commemorated on November 21 According to Holy Tradition, the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple took place in the following manner. The parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anna, praying for an end to their childlessness, vowed that if a child were born to them, they would dedicate it to the service of God. When the Most Holy Virgin reached the age of three,…
Dec 24, 2024

12-24-25: Festal Vigil Nativity of Christ

The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ Commemorated on December 25 Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was born of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem during the reign of the emperor Augustus (Octavian). Caesar Augustus decreed that a universal census be made throughout his Empire, which then also included Palestinian Israel. The Jews were accustomed to be counted in the city from where their family came. The Most Holy Virgin…
Dec 25, 2024

12-25-24: Festal Liturgy Nativity of Christ

The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ Commemorated on December 25 Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was born of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem during the reign of the emperor Augustus (Octavian). Caesar Augustus decreed that a universal census be made throughout his Empire, which then also included Palestinian Israel. The Jews were accustomed to be counted in the city from where their family came. The Most Holy Virgin…