~Archbishop Peter's Nativity Epistle!
Beautifying the Iconostasis
We ask all of you who wish to donate for this beautifying of the iconostasis. If you are able to help cover the cost ($2,500), you can give your donation to Br. James, the Treasurer, or Victor Durnev, the Assistant Starosta.
We have some important dates approaching +++
*Our insurance bill, which is due October 14th, is for $1,400.00. The monks need help with paying this large amount. If you can help, any contributions would be greatly appreciated, and given to Br. James, the Treasurer. Any small amount would be most helpful for this important insurance payment.
Questions and Answers on Theophany, Baptism of Christ
Is there any difference between the water blessed on the Eve of the Theophany and the water blessed on the day of the Theophany? When should we get the water to take home?
The grace of the sanctification imparted to the water is the same on the Eve of the Theophany(January 5/18) as it is on the day of the Theophany (January 6/19). It is one and the same feast day, and one and the same prayer rite is used. The basis for the Great Blessing of the Waters on the Eve (January 5/18) consists in the fact that on this day, a Great Festal Vespers is served, which is combined with the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Thus, the feast has already commenced. For the day of the Baptism of the Lord (Theophany) the Great Compline service is read, then a festal Matins, and the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom...
~Sunday January 13
Sunday after Nativity
Friday January 18
Vigil for Theophany
6:30 pm Vigil
~Saturday January 19
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
*Blessing of Water Following Liturgy
~Sunday January 20
Sunday After Theophany
8:15 am Nocturns, Hours, Confessions
9:00 am Divine Liturgy / Литургия
*Please see our most current schedule found in the latest bulletin
*Обновления к расписанию служб могут быть найдены в последнем церковном листке