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)
The new five-week schedule is now available on the Service Schedule page of the website. It includes Great and Holy Week and Pascha. Please note that there is Presanctified Liturgy on Monday March 12th for the feast of Saint Gregory the Great.
On the third Sunday of the Great Fast we venerate the Holy Cross. It is a feast in the middle of the fast, for like the banner of an approaching victorious king, the Holy Cross announces the coming Resurrection. “Before your Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and your Holy Resurrection we glorify. … More Veneration of the Holy Cross
The new five week schedule which include the first few weeks of the Great Fast is now available. You may download it on the Service Schedule page.
Today the nature of the waters is sanctified, The Jordan bursts forth and turns back the flood of its streams, Seeing the Master wash Himself. To the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, You came, O Lord, taking the form of a servant, Asking for baptism though … More Theophany of Our Lord (pictures)