Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of Optina

Although the beginning of monastic life in Optina monastery dates to at least as early as the sixteenth century, it is most known for its tradition of spiritual eldership in the tradition of St. Paisius (Velichkovsky) of Moldavia, which flourished there in the nineteenth century—particularly in the monastery’s Skete of St. John the Forerunner. This […]

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Blessing of Fruit at Holy Transfiguration

The blessing of grapes, as well as other fruits and vegetables on this day is the most beautiful and adequate sign of the final transfiguration of all things in Christ. It signifies the ultimate flowering and fruitfulness of all creation in the paradise of God’s unending Kingdom of Life where all will he transformed by the glory of […]

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Parish Bulletin – July 21, 2013

4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ST. SYMEON FOOL-FOR-CHRIST, HOLY PROPHET EZEKIEL TONE 3 Rom 6:18-23 Matt 8:5-13 Choir Director: Veronika Welcome We welcome you to the Orthodox Church. Please feel at ease and free to participate in the singing. As a visitor you are welcome to come forward at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy and venerate […]

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