Pascha

Christ is Risen! Χριστός Aνέστη! Христос Bоскресe! The very beautiful and always edifying Pascha sermon of Saint John Chrysystom, below, is read every year at the Paschal Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of the Resurrection.  You can also click here to listen to this sermon below read in Greek by Father Panteleimon from Pascha, 2014. “
If any be a […]

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Holy and Great Lent 2016

Holy and Great Lent 2016 As we begin this Holy and Great Lent, the following link is a short, simple excerpt on the importance of fasting both in body and spirit by Saint Philaret of New York On Fasting to help us to keep in mind the purpose and intent of true fasting. Special services and prayers of […]

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Axion Estin

An account of the miracle by Hieromonk Seraphim Thynolos, Protos of the Holy Mountain, 1548 (printable pdf Feast of the Holy Icon Axion Estin – scroll down to listen to audio of hymn) translated from the Athonite Patericon (Moscow: 1897), vol. I, pp. 482-485  Not far from Karyes, in a steep ravine, there stands among the monastic habitations […]

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Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross 2015

This Sunday we celebrate the Veneration of the Holy Cross. By God’s grace, we’ve reached the third Sunday of Holy and Great Lent, the halfway point of respite where we rest under the shade of the Holy Cross. A beautiful, and brief, explanation of this Sunday written by Saint Philaret of New York Homily on […]

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Start of the Ecclesiastical Year

Celebration of the Start of the Ecclesiastical Year and Summer Happenings! The Vespers service for the feast of the Indiction is especially beautiful, with excerpts below, and can be read in its entirety here Ecclesiastical New Year Vespers. “O Thou Creator of the whole universe, Who didst appoint times by Thine own power, bless the crown […]

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Saints Peter and Paul

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul  About the Apostles Fast Have you ever wanted to know why the Apostles Fast is of a different duration every year?  It begins on the day after Sunday of All Saints, the date of which depends on the date that Pascha is celebrated that year, and ends on the […]

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Pentecost

The Church celebrates 3 days of great significance at this time, including both the days before and after the feast of Holy Pentecost. The day prior to Pentecost is All Souls or Ancestral Saturday and the day after is the feast of the Holy Spirit. These are important days of prayer for the salvation of […]

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Feast of Holy Ascension

Reading for the Feast of the Holy Ascension “The Lord Jesus passed forty days on earth after His Resurrection from the dead, appearing continually in various places to His disciples, with whom He also spoke, ate, and drank, thereby further demonstrating His Resurrection. On this Thursday, the fortieth day after Pascha, He appeared again in Jerusalem. After He had  first spoken to the disciples about many […]

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Baptisms – Spring 2014

This spring we welcomed 2 new members into the Holy Orthodox Church – Brigid Walsh and Michael Vagianos. We wish many blessed years to both of the newly-illumined and to godparents Elena Trikinzopoulos (baby Bridgid) and David Kordan (baby Michael)!  [Show slideshow]

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Spring Cleanup

On Saturday, May 3rd, our parishioners gathered to give Saint Mark’s church a good spring cleaning. Many hands made quick work as the candle stands were dismantled and polished in addition to the main oil lamp chandelier and the 4 polieleos. A little TLC went a long way to getting Saint Mark’s shiny and bright […]

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