- Wednesday, January 6th Eve of Nativity of Christ , Vigil (Great Compline followed by Matins) 7 PM
- Thursday, January 7th Great Feast of Nativity of Christ, 10 AM Divine Liturgy, Reading of Hours, prior
by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics
and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
Blessing of Graves 2020
On Saturday, July 18th, blessing of graves in Oakland Cemetery took place. A Panikhida was served at the gravesite of Fr. Vincent of blessed memory, at 11 AM. Following the service, Fr. Luka walked throughout the cemetery blessing graves of departed parish family and friends. Memory Eternal! Vechnaya Pamyat!
Thank you to everyone in attendance and those who helped by lending their time and talents.
Pentecost Message from Fr. Luka
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On this Holy day, Orthodox Church is remembering fulfillment of the promise which our Lord Jesus Christ has given to His Apostles and followers while He was living with them and proclaiming the Holy Gospel. At that time, they couldn't fully understand the teaching revealing the existence of Kingdom of God, eternal life and spirit of Salvation of mankind from death. In Old Testament Apostles learned about Great God, with coming of Jesus Christ into this world they learned about Son of God and with sending Holy Spirit on Apostles they learned about third face of the Holy Trinity. Read more in our Bulletin:
Palm Sunday Greeting from Fr. Luka
Spraznikom! I greet you with great joy upon this Feast! For today, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, enters Jerusalem greeted by the faithful, of which the children are first. Let us begin Holy Week with a pure heart, without fear, as they did when they greeted our Lord and Savior waving palm branches and singing, "Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna, in the Highest!" To read Fr. Luka's Palm Sunday message, go to update page .
Statements regarding Coronavirus
Bishop Matthew of Sourozh https://mospatusa.com/news_200312_3
Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe https://orthodox-europe.org/2020/03/05/coronavirus-message/
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