Christ is Risen!
Jesus having risen from the grave as He foretold
has bestowed on us eternal life and great mercy.
I thank my all holy, all merciful, and most wise Mother, the Church of God, for salutarily guiding me during this temporal life, and for educating me for the heavenly citizenship…
—ST. JOHN KRONSTADT
The Service of Vespers marks the beginning of the liturgical day. In this service we beseech God that ‘the present evening and the coming night may be peaceful’, and we honor for the first time the saints commemorated on the forthcoming day. The most characteristic hymn of evening worship in the Orthodox Church is the chanting of Psalm 140 / 141, which begins "Lord, I have cried out to you…"
Every Sunday is a commemoration of the Lord's third day Resurrection from the dead. Worship on Sunday morning typically begins with the service of Orthros [also called Matins], or morning prayer, and is followed by the Divine Liturgy, during which the prepared Orthodox faithful receive Holy Communion [the Eucharist].
Every day is dedicated to the memory of holy people who lived, suffered, and died for Christ. Many of these feast days are commemorated in our local parish. Evening worship on weekdays begins at 5pm, while morning worship begins at 8:30am. Please check the monthly calendar for a complete list of upcoming services.