On Sunday, Sept. 18, we commemorate two great saintly married couples: Holy Prophet Zachariah and Righteous Elizabeth, the parents of St John the Baptist and Right-believing Prince Peter and Princess Fevronia of Murom.
In Russian tradition, Prince Peter and Princess Fevronia have become patrons of the married couples and of those who want to get married.
For this reason the theme of the day will be "Family, Love, and Faithfulness."
During the Liturgy we will offer prayers for those who are married, those who want to be married, and for all the families.
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Starting Tuesday, September 6 at 6pm, we will serve an Akathist service to St John the Baptist, with tea with biscuits and fellowship to follow.
As our Lord Jesus Christ Himself testified, "Among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist." (Mt. 11:11; Lk. 7:28). Also, according to the Orthodox liturgical tradition, every Tuesday is dedicated to the commemoration of St John. We have a very special Patron Saint, it is only right to ask for his intercession before our Lord.
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To download the service of Akathist to St John the Baptist, click here.
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St Paul tells us to "pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thess. 5:17-18).
Every event, indeed every action in our life, begins with prayer and blessing.
On the Feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, Sunday, September 11, we will give thanks to the Lord for the beginning of a new school year and pray for our students and teachers during the Liturgy. At the end of the Liturgy we will read a special prayer and sprinkle all the students and teachers with the Holy Water.
Bring your student, bring your teacher, come yourself and kick off the new school year in prayer and style.
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