Transfiguration of Christ

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The Transfiguration of Christ is a major Feast Day in our Church. The Gospel Story is told in Matthew 17. The event was meant to encourage the Lord's disciples before He faced the Cross in Jerusalem. We need God's encouragement today in our troubled times. The Transfiguration Feast Day reminds us that Christ Jesus is the King of Glory who ever shines through all the darkness of our passing world, revealing to us the Kingdom of God. His Kingdom will be a place of union with all the holy ones, as Moses and Elijah were with Christ and the disciples on the Holy Mountain. When we are united with Christ, we can confidently face any crosses in our current times with the hope and peace God gives us.

We will have a Divine Liturgy of Wednesday night (Aug. 5) as we begin the celebration of this Feast on August 6.

Dormition Season

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The Dormition Fasting Season
begins August 1 and ends with the Feast of Dormition on August 15 (there will be a 9a Divine Liturgy on that Saturday for the Feast). We commemorate the falling asleep of our Lord's mother, the most holy Theotokos, on this Feast Day. Our holy Faith teaches us that Christ took her and she now shares in the first fruits of His Resurrection, and she intercedes for us to her Son. In normal times we would have special prayer services of intercession in this Season at Church. This year, our faithful are encouraged to have special prayers in their homes, along with traditional fasting. Parishioners may make an appointment with one of the priests for confession in this season, or ask questions about spiritual matters.