Sunday, September 3, 2017

September Services and Events

There are two great feasts and two special events during the month of September! Find details below about feasts of the Theotokos and the Cross, a community picnic, and piroshki frying!

FRIDAY, SEPT 8 - Nativity of the Theotokos; 
Akathist Hymn at 10:00am

We'll celebrate this feast by praying the Akathist Hymn, a profound, devotional poem on themes of the Annunciation, Nativity, Christ, and the Theotokos herself. Don't miss this beautiful service!


St. Nicholas' Community Picnic (after Liturgy)

It's time for our big community picnic! Following the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM, we're opening our doors to our community and friends for grilling, picnicking, games and activities. Bring your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, and come have some free hot dogs and fun with us!


THURSDAY, SEPT 14 - Exaltation of the Cross; 
Divine Liturgy at 10:00am

This feast is the commemoration of the finding of the Cross by the Empress Helen on Golgotha in 326 AD. Read the story here.  During the service, the Cross is placed on a tray surrounded by flowers or branches of basil, carried in procession, and placed in the center of the Church for veneration. Come venerate the cross and receive a blessed flower.


Piroshki Frying for the St. Nicholas Festival (after Liturgy)

The St. Nicholas Festival is only 3 months away! We'll have several work days leading up to the festival to make food and crafts. This month, Elaine Cox will teach us to make traditional Russian piroshki. Everyone is welcome to participate! Contact her for more information.