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- NOTE: Time for Liturgy changes to 10:00a.m. starting in September
Nativity of the Holy Theotokos
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m., September 20 Saturday
Liturgy: 10:00 a.m., September 21 Sunday
On this day we celebrate the birth of the Most Holy Virgin Mary to the holy righteous Joachim and Anna in the Galilean city of Nazareth. St. Joachim was a descendent of the royal line of David, and St. Anna — of the priestly line of Aaron. The Virgin Mary was granted to them in their old age, after their intensified prayers that the barrenness of Anna be loosed. The name Maria in translation from the Hebrew means "high," "excellent," or "lady." Read more about the feast…
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Vigil and Confession: 6:30 p.m., September 26 Friday
Liturgy: 9:30 a.m., September 27 Saturday
This feast is performed in commemoration of two events: 1) the finding of the life-creating cross of the Lord by the holy righteous empress Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, in Jerusalem in 326, and 2) its return from the Persians in 628 during the reign of the Greek emperor Heraclius, after the Persian king Hozar, in 614, had overcome Jerusalem, looted the temple of the Resurrection, and stolen, in addition to other treasures, the cross of the Lord. The Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord, in commemoration of the suffering of the Lord upon the cross, is a fast day, on which not only ferial foods but even fish may not be eaten. Read more about the feast…
Sunday 16 after Pentecost
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m., September 27 Saturday
Liturgy: 10:00 a.m., September 28 Sunday
Read Thoughts for the Day by St. Theophan the Recluse here.