On the 12th day after Christmas, we celebrate the Holy Theophany or sometimes called Epiphany. In the Orthodox Church this is a celebration of the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan by St. John the Baptist and the beginning of Jesus Christ’s public ministry.

Our tradition is to bless water, first on the Paramon of the Feast and then on Epiphany itself or the nearest Sunday afterwards at some large outdoor body of water. The schedule of services are all listed in the calendar section.

It is also the custom for the priest to bring some of the blessed water with him to the homes of his parishioners and bless the home and its residents asking God’s providential protection on all. Schedule your house blessing with Fr. James soon.

Blessed Feast!

Holy Week Service Schedule Update

Please note a few changes from Holy Week Schedule printed at the beginning of Lent

April 6 7:00PM Akathist for Lazarus
April 7 9:00AM Matins & Liturgy for Lazarus
  5:00PM Palm SUnday Vespers
April 8 9:00am Palm Sunday Matins w/Blessing of Palms
  10:00am Divine Liturgy of Triumphal Entry
  6:00pm Bridegroom Matins w/ Procession
April 9 6:00pm Bridegroom Matins
April 10 9:00am Presanctified Liturgy
April 10 6:00pm Bridegroom Matins
April 11 6:00pm Holy Unction
April 12 9:00am Holy Thursday Liturgy w/footwashing
  6:00pm Service of the Twelve Gospels (crucifixtion)
April 13 9:00am Royal Hours
  3:00pm Holy Friday Vespers (Taking Down)
  6:00pm Holy Saturday MAtins (Procession to the Tomb)
April 14 10:00am Vesperal Divine Liturgy (Anastasis)
  10:30pm PASCHAL Services
April 15 1:00pm Agape Vespers
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