O First-Enthroned of the Apostles, teachers of the universe, entreat the Master of all to grant peace to the world and great mercy to our souls! –Troparion of Sts Peter and Paul Tradition tells us that the princes of the apostles Peter and Paul were both martyred in Rome on June 29th. This is … More Our Patronal Feast (photos)
The new five-week church calendar is now available. It runs from June 24th to July 28th. You may download it on the Service Schedule page of the website.
Blessed are You O Christ Our God, You have revealed the fishermen to be most wise by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and through them you have caught the whole world in Your net. Glory to You, O Lover of Mankind. ~Troparion of Pentecost When the Most High came down and confused the … More Pentecost 2018 (photos)
The new five-week service schedule running through June 23rd is now available. You may download it from the Service Schedule page.
During the week of the Myrrhbearing Women Father David and Subdeacons Nathaniel and Philip traveled to Abiquiu, New Mexico at the invitation of the Benedictine monks of Christ in the Desert Monastery. Father David was invited to present a series of classes on the Ante-Nicene Fathers to the monks, as he has done a number … More Fr. David presents at Christ in the Desert
The new five-week schedule, running through Pentecost, is now available. As always, you can download it at the Service Schedule page.
Our Bright Wednesday was made even brighter by a visit from the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa! They joined us for the Divine Liturgy and procession, and we enjoyed a festive breakfast afterwards. They are friends of our parish, and Father David has taught classes for them in the past. They came up for Divine … More Marian Sisters Visit (photos)
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! (Paschal troparion) We had a most wonderful Paschal celebration. Pascha–the feast of feasts, the crown of the year–is the pinnacle of our liturgical cycle, since Christ’s death and resurrection is the source of our life. … More Christ is Risen! (photos)
Great and Holy Friday is a day of lamentation: our Lord and God is crucified and laid in the tomb. “He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross.” At the Vespers of Holy Friday
This year the great feast of the Annunciation to Our Lady (always celebrated on March 25th) coincides with Palm Sunday, the celebration of Our Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem, and so they are celebrated together. Between Festal Matins and Divine Liturgy the palms, pussy willows and olive branches were blessed with holy water, and then we … More Blessed Feasts! (Photos)