Living Through A Year of Grace
God is Celebration!
In His Trinity He is Celebration!
In His creation He is Celebration!
In His dialogue with His creation He is Celebration!
In the Incarnation of His Son and in the whole work of salvation He is continual and never-ending Celebration! taken from The Eyes of the Gospel by Archbishop Joseph M Raya
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the house of the Lord." Psalms 118:26
A Brief list of major events
Nativity of the Theotokos
The Byzantine Liturgical Calendar begins on September 1st with the words of St Isaiah (61:1-9)
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed me....."
Exaltation of the Cross
O most venerable Cross of the Lord, the angels surround You with joy.
Feast of St Andrew
St Andrew, our parish Patron Saint and the First-Called of the Apostles upon meeting Jesus declared "This is the Lamb of God".
Feast of St Nicholas
Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra and Miracle Worker lived out his love for Christ through his generosity to the poor, care of children, and numerous act of charity on behalf of God's people.
Nativity of our Lord
And the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
At Your Baptism in the Jordan River, O Christ, the worship of the Trinity was revealed, for the voice of the Father bore You witness by calling You "Beloved Son" and the Holy Spirit, in the form of a Dove, confirmed this declaration.
Our journey through the Lenten Fast takes us passed the raising of Lazarus from the dead, Palm Sunday, Great and Holy Week, Good Friday to the glorious Resurrection of our Lord.
The coming of the Holy Spirit upon the followers of Christ marked the start of the Christian Church and its mission to go forth and preach the Good News to the ends of the Earth. Baptizing in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.