Category: Church Year

† Basil the Great (379) + January 1

St Basil the Great

On January 1 the Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia. In its services, the Church calls St Basil a “bee of the Church of Christ”: bringing the honey of divinely-inspired wisdom to the faithful & stinging the uprisings of heresy. 41 Quotes, Phrases, & Teachingsof St Basil the Great Basil was born …

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Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ + January 6

Theophany is the Feast which reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the Baptism of the Lord (Mt.3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptized by the St John the Forerunner, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of …

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St Nicholas Day Liturgy & Potluck

We invite you to come celebrate our Patronal Feast Day us! We will have an evening Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, December 5th 2018, at 6pm followed by a fasting potluck meal. Bring the kids! St Nick will fill their shoes with goodies during the Liturgy, and may stay for photos! On December 6, we remember St. …

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The Entrance of the Theotokos + November 21

On November 21st in the Holy Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. Leading the procession into the Temple were virgins with lighted tapers in their hands, then the three-year-old Most-holy Virgin, led by her father and mother. The virgin was clad in vesture of royal magnificence and adornments …

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Nativity Fast Begins on November 15

Nativity Icon

November 15 is the beginning of the Nativity Fast, one of the four Canonical Fasting Seasons in the Church year. Many Orthodox Christian families will begin this journey to the Feast of the Nativity which is celebrated as ‘Christmas’ in the US and Canada, on December 25. This is a joyous Fast in anticipation of …

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