The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great & Holy Lent. The theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons to be venerated in our churches. We honor this victory each year with a procession of icons around the church.
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On the Third Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, our church commemorates the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This service prepares Orthodox faithful for the commemoration of the Crucifixion during Holy Week.
Miraculous Icon of St. Anna Visit
Parishioners greeted the Icon of St. Anna, who was the Mother of the Holy Theotokos as well as the grandmother or our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The icon streamed myrrh from 2004 until 2009. Included in the icon case are relics from Joachim and Anna and a thread from the garment of the Holy Theotokos.
The Icon of St. Anna normally resides at St. Tikhon Monastery. The Abbott of the Monastery, Abbott Sergius (Bowyer) gave a very inspiring speech about our faith and our relationship with God. Others gave testament to the healing powers of the icon.
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We commemorate the entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem following His Miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead.
We receive and worship Christ in this same manner using traditional palms and pussy willows.
The palms and pussy willows are blessed at Saturday afternoon Vespers.
"Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" (John 12:13)
We remember the crucifixion, death and burial of Our Lord.
This is the darkest day of the year! Good Friday is a good day to offer yourself as Jesus did and believe that God can make the impossible, possible.
"On the same day, O Lord, You granted the Robber Paradise. Now by the wood of the cross, illumine me and save me." -Exapostelarion
Holy Pascha! The Resurrection of Our Lord!
Enjoy ye the feast of faith; receive ye all of the riches of loving kindness. (Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, read at Paschal Matins)
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and to those in the tombs bestowing life!
CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!
On Saturday following The Paschal Service and Sunday following Agape Vespers, our baskets full of delicious food & drink that we have fasted from during Great & Holy Lent are blessed and ready to be enjoyed as we celebrate reaching our joyous Pascha!
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
This service continues the celebration of Pascha and Agape means LOVE.
The Christian principles of love and forgiveness are the fruits of the sacrifice of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
These principles are to be shown in all who call themselves His.
Fun, food and fellowship were enjoyed by all!
Our picnic has become a new St. Vladimir Easter tradition : )
Pastor Emeritus Archpriest Paul Shafran celebrated another milestone birthday!
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St. Nicholas Basilica, Bari, Italy
Fr. Volodymyr, Matushka Oksana, Anna and Nicholas traveled to Italy to visit St. Nicholas Basilica where the complete relics of the saint are at rest. Father had the chance to pray and serve at the Basilica. All parishioners of our parish as well as the names on our prayer lists were commemorated during this special visit.