|EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
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.
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|Sunday 15 after Pentecost
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m., October 1 Saturday
Liturgy: 10:00 a.m., October 2 Sunday
|Sunday 16 after Pentecost
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m., October 8 Saturday
Liturgy: 10:00 a.m., October 9 Sunday
|THE PROTECTION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY THEOTOKOS AND EVER-VIRGIN MARY
Please, do not park in the school parking lot on weekdays.
Vigil and Confession: 6:30 p.m., October 13 Thursday
Cars will be towed. Use street parking instead.
Liturgy: 9:30 a.m., October 14 Friday
The feast was established in commemoration of when, in 936, St. Andrew, a fool for Christ, and his disciple, Epiphanius, during the All-night Vigil in the temple at Blachernae, saw the Most Holy Mother of God praying for people present in the temple and overshadowing them with Her omophorion. This feast is of Greek origin, but only in Russia did it attain the significance of a great feast, albeit one not included with the twelve great feasts.
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|Sunday 17 after Pentecost
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m., October 15 Saturday
Liturgy: 10:00 a.m., October 16 Sunday
|Sunday 18 after Pentecost
Vigil and Confession: 6:00 p.m., October 22 Saturday
Liturgy: 10:00 a.m., October 23 Sunday
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