Christ is risen!
On Sunday, May 12, we celebrated the Feast of Holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Mother's Day, and birthdays of Nadezhda and Slavica. Sunday School children made a wonderful present for all the ladies of the parish - begonia plants!
Father Aleksey spoke with children about the courage, faith, and love of the holy myrrh-bearers and how our mothers share the same qualities.
At the end of the Liturgy we took a group photo of our women.
In short, we had another wonderfully busy day here.
Glory to God for all things!
Paschal Divine Liturgy
Proclaiming the Gospel to all the nations in different languages
Egg hunt on Pascha
Bright Monday (2nd day of Pascha) procession after the Divine Liturgy
On Saturday our kids gathered to learn about 40 martyrs of Sebaste and make traditional skylarks in their honor.
You can learn more about the holy martyrs and the tradition of making skylarks here.
On Sunday, March 17, the First Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrated the Triumph of Orthodoxy - restoration of the veneration of the icons. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, our children, carrying icons, processed around the church in imitation of the procession the faithful did back in 787 in Constantinople, when proper teaching and understanding of the icons was restored. After the procession, Father Aleksey spoke with the kids about the significance of today's feast.
Blessed Sunday to all!