Feast of Theophany Services January 5th – 6th

“At the voice of the one crying in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’, you came, Lord, having taken the form of a servant, asking for Baptism, though you did not know sin. The waters saw you and were afraid. The Forerunner trembled and cried out, saying, ‘How… Read more

Holy Week Schedule April 5th -12th, 2015

  Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The schedule for our Holy Week and Pascha Services is as follows:   Palm Sunday. 6pm-  Bridegroom Matins Holy Monday. 6pm-  Bridegroom Matins Holy Tuesday. 6pm-  Bridegroom Matins Holy Wednesday. 9am- Presanctified LIturgy; 6pm- Holy Unction  Holy Thursday. 9am- Vesperal Liturgy of the Mystical Supper; 6pm, Service of the Twelve… Read more

Life of St. Mary of Egypt

  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please take some time to read the Life of St. Mary of Egypt below, and see how the love of God transforms a sinful and barren life into a pure one, and makes living water spring up in the desert, refreshing men and women of… Read more

First week of Great Lent

  Mosaic depicting the casting out of Adam and Eve from Paradise. Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish you joy as we enter the holy Fast in preparation for the great Pascha of our Lord! It is right to join prayer to our fasting during this time in order to… Read more

Nativity Letter

“The holy fathers say that the earth offered the cave in which the Savior was born, and mankind gave Him the Most Holy Mother of God. This was so that the Lord could descend among us and become man in order to save us. He took on our nature in… Read more

Entrance of The Theotokos into the Temple

Brothers and Sisters, On the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple we see an image of the true aim of Christian life. We too are to be set apart as those who will bear Christ in all ways, and in all times and places. Just as… Read more

Reflection on Psalm 83

“Blessed is the man whose help is from Thee, he hath made ascents in his heart.” (Ps. 83: 6a, LXX) A Reflection on Psalm 83. Lord, how lovely is Your dwelling place! Perched birds look up, down, right, and left, from daybreak onward, seeking even the semblance of a seed…. Read more

Nativity of the Theotokos

“Today the barren gates are opened and the virgin Door of God comes forth. Today grace begins to bear its first fruits, making manifest to the world the Mother of God, through whom things on earth are joined with heaven, for the salvation of our souls.” Brothers and Sisters, “Today… Read more