The last Sunday when meat is allowed before the Great Lent we spent in style - by eating meat (and other great foods, and Mária's special bloody mary).
Blessed week to all!
On Sunday, Feb. 19, we celebrated our first annual Teaching Liturgy, which began with Proskomedia (preparation of the Gifts for the Liturgy) in the middle of the church. Since this service is usually done before anyone arrives to church and behind the closed and doors and iconostasis, Fr Aleksey did for all to see, explaining along the way what is being done. During the Liturgy itself, frequent stops were also made, with explanations of the historical and practical aspects of our central service.
After the worship, everyone enjoyed delicious blini (Russian-style pancakes) and had a great fellowship.