The first week of the Holy Forty Days of Lent , in the words of our pious ancestors and all Orthodox Christians, is called the dawn of abstinence, the week of purity. This week the Church convinces its children to come out of that sinful state into which the whole human race fell and lost paradise through our first parents’ lack of restraint, and which each of us only increases through our own sins; to come out by the path of faith, prayer, humility, and God-pleasing fasting.
Sanctity of Life Sunday 2018
Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
January 21, 2018
To the honorable Clergy, venerable Monastics, and pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America,
My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ:
Because of inclement weather, the following services are cancelled:
- 1/17/18 7:00p Vespers
- 1/18/18 8:00a Divine Liturgy
Here is the service schedule for Saint Mary of Egypt during this Nativity season
~~The Gospels have told us today about the exploits of the holy women who followed the God-Man during His earthly wanderings. They witnessed His sufferings and were present at his burial. The burial took place on Friday evening.