Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church
New Haven, Connecticut
Orthodox Church in America
Daily Streamed Services Information

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Glory be to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever!

We have been live streaming and uploading youtube versions of daily services (scroll down on this page) celebrated at church or virtually through zoom.  Holy Transfiguration parish has celebrated daily services for many years, and this is in keeping with that practice. It has been quite heartening to receive photos of faithful placing i-pads in their icon corners to pray together with us;  we have also heard feedback from as far as Alaska and Florida that many are joining us for these services during such challenging times. 

Please note that since these services are live-streamed and uploaded as youtube videos daily, it now takes a good deal of time for this page to load for viewing.  Consequently, older, archived services can be found here.  Below are more current services.. 

To see the service schedule, please click here to view weekly bulletins.  This is shared with all our faithful each week, with the schedule of services celebrated at our home so all can join us.  Links found there include access to our facebook page that you can also reference here.  Each day on the live stream and recorded version of services, Fr. Steven verbally shares the service schedule for the coming days also.  If you "like" our facebook page, you will actually receive notifications when we "go live" with services.

Please join us in prayer as we continue to celebrate the liturgical services as fully as possible from home during our continued coronavirus pandemic.

With prayers and love in Christ,

Fr. Steven

Services for 6th Sunday of Pascha

Christ is Risen! 

Services for the 6th Week of Pascha, May 28-29, will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine LIturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here

Services for 5th Sunday of Pascha

Christ is Risen!

Services for the 5th Sunday of Pascha, commemorating the Samaritan Woman, will include Vespers with Dn. Mark on Saturday, May 21st at 5:00pm, and Divine Lturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.

No facebook livestream for Saturday Vespers this week.

Services for Midfeast of Pentecost

Services for Midfeast of Pentecost will include Vespers on Tuesday evening af 6:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Wednesday at 9:00am, followed by the lesser blessing of water.  You can find texts here.  Come and celebrate the middle of the feast!

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

To view Vespers of Leavetaking, click here.

Fourth Sunday of Pascha, Paralytic

Christ is Risen!

Services for the Fourth Sunday, commemorating the Paralytic will include Vespers at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Let us continue to celebrate the Paschal Feast!

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

Daily Vespers, May 10, 2022
Services for the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women

Services for the 3rd Sunday after Pascha will include commemoration of the Myrrhbearing Women and St. John the Theologian.  You can find texts here.  We will celebrate Vespers at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

Services for St. Thomas Sunday

Christ is Risen!  Services for St. Thomas Sunday will include Vespers on Saturday  at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.   You can find texts here

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Services of Holy Week and Pascha

Services of Holy Week and Pascha that have been live-streamed on facebook will be made available here as youtube videos.  Please note that as these services are longer than typical Vespers, it is taking extended periods of time for them to process through.  Please be patient as this work is completed.

Matins of Holy Friday with the Reading of 12 Gospels, click here.

Vespers with Entombment of our Lord, on Holy Friday, click here.

Matins of Holy Saturday, click here.

Paschal Vespers, click here.

Bridegroom Matins, April 20, 2022
Bridegroom Matins, April 19, 2022
Bridegroom Matins, April 18, 2022
Services for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Services for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday follow the end of the 40 days of the Great Lenten journey.  We will celebrate Vespers on Friday evening at 5:30pm, and Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Later on Saturday we will celebrate Great Vespers w/ Litya at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find Palm Sunday texts here.  Later on Sunday all are invited to Christ the Savior Church, in Southbury, for Bridegroom Matins, at 4:00pm.  Please join us in these days of celebration before we begin the journey of Holy Week!

To view Vespers of Lazarus Saturday, click here.

To view Vespers of Palm Sunday, click here.

Lenten Daily Vespers, April 12, 2022
Services for the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

On Sunday, April 10th, the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, we will be welcoming His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon as he makes an archpastoral visit.  He will be making his entrance at 9:00am on Sunday morning.  During the Liturgy Dn. Ambrose Powell will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood.  On Saturday evening we will celebrate Vespers at 5:00pm, commemorating St. Mary of Egypt.  You can find texts here.  Please join us on this wonderful occasion of an archpastoral visitation!

To view Saturday night Vespers, click here.

To view hierarchical Liturgy with ordination of Dn. Ambrose Powell to the Holy Priesthood, click here.

Akathistos to the Theotokos
Lenten Daily Vespers, April 5, 2022
Services for the 4th Sunday of Great Lent

Services for the 4th Sunday of Great Lent will include Vespers on Saturday, April 2nd, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, April 3rd, at 9:00am.  We will be commemorating St. John Climacus.  You can find texts here.

We will also be hosting our CT Deanery clergy and faithful for Mission Vespers at 4:00pm on Sunday afternoon.  You can find texts here.

Please join us for these coming services!

To view Saturday Vespers, click here.

Feast of St. Innocent

Services for the Feast of St. Innocent, Enlightener of the Aleuts, Apostle to America, Metropolitan of Moscow, will include Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesday evening, 6:00pm.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in celebrating this American Saint!

Lenten Daily Vespers, March 29, 2022
Services for the Sunday of the Precious Cross

Services for the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, the Veneration of the Precious Cross, will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, with the placing of the most Precious Cross, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find service texts here.  Please pray together with us!

To view Saturday Vespers, click here.

Feast of Annunciation

Services for the Feast of Annunciation will include pre-feast celebration of Presanctified Liturgy on Wednesday at 6:00pm, Matins on Thursday at 6:00pm, and then Vesperal Divine Liturgy on the evening of the feast on March 25, 6:00pm.  This is one of the latest Liturgies celebrated in the course of the liturgical year.  You can find service texts for Wednesday here, an order of service for Matins on Thursday here, and service texts for Friday's Liturgy here.  Please join us in celebrating this Joyous Feast in the midst of our Great Lenten journey!

To view Festal Matins, click here.

Lenten Daily Vespers, March 22, 2022
2nd Sunday of Great Lent - St.Gregory Palamas

Services for the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent will include Vespers on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  We will be commemorating St. Gregory Palamas.  Please join us in prayer.

To view tonight's Vesper, click here.

Daily Vespers, Mar. 15, 2022
Services for Sunday of Orthodoxy

Services for the Sunday of Orthodoxy will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy at 9:00am on Sunday, March 13, 2022.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer.  We are also returning to lenten vespers this week, so Vespers will be celebrated at 4:00pm at Holy Ghost Church.  Please join us in prayer.

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Daily lenten Vespers, March 11, 2022
Great Compline with Canon of St. Andrew

On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights of the first week of Great Lent we celebrate the Service of Great Compline with Canon of St. Andrew, at 6:00pm.  You can find the service text here, and the irmoi musical settings here. You can find text for Wednesday night's Presanctified Liturgy here.

Please join us in celebrating this most meaningful service as we get underway on our Great Lenten journey. 

View Monday night's service here.

View Tuesday night's service here.

View Thursday's service here.

Services for Forgiveness Sunday

Services for Forgiveness Sunday (Expulsion of Adam from Paradise), March 5-6, 2022 will include the remembrance of the 40 Holy Martyrs, as this feast fall during Clean Week.  Services will include  Vespers on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 5:00pm, Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am, and after Coffee Hour Vespers with the rite of forgiveness.  You can find texts for Saturday and Sunday morning here,  and Sunday Vespers, here.  Please make every effort to come to church on Sunday so we can begin this Great Lenten journey together!

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Click here to view Forgiveness Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Mar. 4, 2022
Daily Vespers, Mar. 1, 2022
Daily Vespers, Feb. 28, 2022
Sunday of the Last Judgment and Repose of St. Raphael

Services for the Sunday of the last Judgment and Repose of St. Raphael, Feb. 26-27, 2022, will include a Memorial Servie on Saturday at 4:30pm, Great Vespers at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday.  In addition to this third preparatory Sunday before Great Lent, we will also be remembering St. Raphael, of Brooklyn, one of our American Saints.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer, especially during this tragic time of the invasion of Ukraine.

Click here to view tonight's Memorial Service.

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Feb. 22, 2022
Services for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Services for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, second preparatory Sunday before Great Lent.  Feb. 19-20, 2022, will include Vespers with Dn. Mark on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine LIturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here

As Fr. Steven will be in Bridgeport, there will not be livestream from Facebook on Saturday.

Daily Vespers, Feb. 15, 2022
Daily Vespers, Feb. 14, 2022
Services for the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Services for the 1st Preparatory Sunday before Great Lent, Feb. 12-13,2022, will include Great Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  We begin including texts from the Triodion this weekend, that will carry us through Nocturne of Pascha!  Please join us in worship, and pray for our council members as they are installed on Sunday.

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

Daily Vespers, Feb. 11, 2022
Daily Vespers, Feb. 8, 2022
Daily Vespers, Feb. 7, 2022
Services for the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost

Joyous Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple!  Services for the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost, Feb. 5-6, 2022, will include Great Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm followed by General Confession, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in continuing to celebrate the feast! 

Click here to see tonight's Vespers.

Services for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple

Services for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple will include Great Vespers with Litya on Tuesday, Feb. 1st, and Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in celebrating this feast, on the 40th day of the Nativity of our Lord on Dec. 25th!

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Jan. 31, 2022
Services for the 32nd Sundy After Pentecost

Services for the 32nd Sunday after Pentecost will also be commemorating the Three Holy Hierarchs:  Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chryostom.  Weather permitting, we will be celebrating a Memorial Service at 4:30pm, Great Vespers with Litya at 5:00pm on Saturday, and Divin Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here

Please remember especially our Yale OCF, as the Three Holy Hierarchs is their patron feast!  Please pray together with us!

To view tonight's Memorial Service, click here.

To view tonight's Vesper service, click here.

Daily Vespers, Jan. 28, 2022
Daily Vespers, Jan. 25, 2022
Daily Vespers, Jan. 24, 2022
Services for the 31st Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 31st Sunday after Pentecost include Vespers on Saturday, Jan. 22nd at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am, commemorating the newmartyrs of Russia.  You can find the texts here.  Please join us in remembering these heroes of the faith!

Daily Vespers, Jan. 21, 2022
Daily Vespers, Jan. 18, 2022
Daily Vespers, Jan. 17, 2022
Services for the 30th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 30th Sunday after Pentecost, Jan. 15-16, 2022, will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  We will be commemorating the chains of the Holy Apostle Peter.  Please join us in worship!

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Jan. 14, 2022
Daily Vespers, Jan. 11, 2022
Daily Vespers, Jan. 10, 2022
Services for the 29th Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, January 9th will be the Sunday after the Theophany Feast.  We will be celebrating a Memorial Service at 4:30pm, Great Vespers at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in worship.

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

Vespers, Synaxis of St. John the Baptist, Jan. 6, 2022
Services for the Feast of Theophany

Services for the Feast of Theophany will include Royal Hours on Tuesday, January 4th, at 5:30pm, Vigil (with Great Blessing of Water), on Wednesday, Jan. 5th, and Divine Liturgy on Thursday, Jan. 6th.  You can find text here for Compline, and here for Liturgy, from our OCA website.

Click here to view Royal Hours

Click here to view Vigil

Services for the Sunday before the Feast of Theophany

Services for the Sunday before Theophany, Jan. 1-2, 2022, will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  January 2nd is the Repose of St. Seraphim of Sarov.  Thank you for joining us in prayer.

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

Services for the Feast of Circumcision / St. Basil

We will be celebrating the Feast of Circumcision, St. Basil the Great, and the new calendar year, on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st.  We will celebrate Vespers with Litya on Friday evening at 5:00pm.  On Saturday we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy with prayers for the new year.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in celebrating the feast!

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Dec. 28, 2021
Services for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord

Following the services for the Navity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we will celebrate Vespers on Dec. 25th at 5:00pm and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am, for the Sunday after the Nativity, commemorating:  Joseph the Just, David the King, and James, the Lord's Brother.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in continuing to celebrate the Birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Services for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, Jesus Christ

Services for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ will include:  Royal Hours on Dec. 23rd, 5:30pm, Vigil, Dec. 24th, 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Saturday, Dec. 25th, at 9:00am.  You can find texts here for Royal Hours, Vigil, and Divine Liturgy from our OCA website.   Please join us in celebrating the Birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Click here to view Royal Hours

Click here to view the Vigil for the Feast

Daily Vespers, Dec. 21, 2021
Daily Vespers, Dec. 20, 2021
Services for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 26th Sunday after Pentecost, Dec. 18-19, 2021, will include the commemoration of the Holy Anncestors.  We will celebrate Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  This is the last Sunday before the Nativity Feast.  Please pray together with us.

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

Daily Vespers, Dec. 17, 2021
Daily Vespers, Dec. 14, 2021
Daily Vespers, Dec. 13, 2021
Services for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, Dec. 11-12, 2021 will begin with a Memorial Service at 4:30pm, followed by Vespers at 5:00pm.  Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday at 9:00am, commemorating the Holy Forefathers.  You can find texts here.  After coffee hour we will celebrate Vespers for the Repose of St. Herman of Alaska.  You can find texts for the feast here.  Please join us in prayer.

Click here to view tonight's Vespers

Click here to view Vespers for St. Herman

Memorial Service, Dec. 11, 2021
Daily Vespers, Dec. 10, 2021
Daily Vespers, Dec. 7, 2021
Daily Vespers, Dec. 6, 2021
Services for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Dec. 4-5, 2021) will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am, including the commemoration of St. Sabbas the Sanctified.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer.  We will also celebrate Vespers for St. Nicholas Feast on Sunday after coffee hour.  You can find texts for St. Nicholas here.

To view Saturday night Vespers,  click here.

To view Vespers for St. Nicholas Feast, click here.

Daily Vespers, Dec. 3, 2021
Daily Vespers, Nov. 30, 2021
Daily Vespers, Nov. 29, 2021
Services for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Services for th 23rd Sunday after Pentecost will included Vespers at 5:00pm on Saturday, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer including prayers over the pledges submitted by our faithful for the coming year.

Click here to view tonight's Vespers service.

Services for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers with Litya on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.  You can find texts here.

To view tonight's Vespers, click here.

Daily Vespers, Nov. 19, 2021
Daily Vespers, Nov. 16, 2021
Daily Vespers, Nov. 15, 2021
Services for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, after a Memorial Service at 4:30pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  We will be commemorating the Holy Apostle Philip, whose feast falls on Nov. 14, for which reason sometimes the upcoming Nativity Fast is called the Fast of St. Philip.  Please pray together with us.

Please click here to view tonight's Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Nov. 9, 2021
Daily Vespers, Nov. 8, 2021
Services for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost will include Great Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please remember to turn your clocks back an hour on Saturday night.

You can view the video of tonight's Vespers here.

Daily Vespers, Nov. 5, 2021
Daily Vespers, Nov. 2, 2021
Daily Vespers Nov. 1, 2021
Services for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost will include the commemoration of the New Hieromartyr Archpriest John Kochurov.  After a Memorial Service at 4:30pm, we will celebrate Great Vespers with Litya on Saturday, at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please pray together with us!

Click here to view Great Vespers with Litya!

Daily Vespers, Oct. 26, 2021
Daily Vespers, Oct. 25, 2021
Services for 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer.

To view video to tonight's Vespers, pleasee click here.

Daily Vespers, Oct. 22, 2021
Daily Vespers, Oct. 19, 2021
Daily Vespers, Oct. 18, 2021
Services for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers at 5:00pm and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in worship as we commemorate the Resurrection of our Lord and remember the Prophet Hosea.

Click here to see tonight's Vespers

Daily Vespers, Oct. 12, 2021
Services for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers on Saturday, October 9th at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 10th at 9:00am.  In addition to commemorating the Resurrection of our Lord, we will be commemorating the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical CouncilYou can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer!

Click here to view the video of tonight's Vespers.

Vespers, Glorification of St. Tikhon, Oct. 8, 2021
Vespers, Oct. 5, 2021
Services for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost will include the Obednitsa, celebrated at church by Fr. John Mikitish.  in addition to commemorating the Resurrection of our Lord, we will be remembering the Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite, Bishop of Athens.  You can find texts here

Services for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost will include Divine Liturgy on Sunday, with Archpriest Vladimir Aleandro.  In addition to the Resurrection, we will be commemorating the Repose of St. John the Theologian.  You can find texts here.  Thank you for praying together with us!

Services for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost

Blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Most Precious Cross!  Services for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost will continue the celebration of the feast with Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, at 900am.  You can find texts here.  We welcome Archpriest Vladimir Aleandro who will be our celebrant.

Vespers, Sep. 14, 2021
Services for the Exaltation of the Most Precious Cross

Services for the Exaltation of the Most Precious Cross will include Great Vespers with Litya on Monday night at 6:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Tuesday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Tuesday is a strict fast day as we celebrate the exaltation of the Cross.

You can view a youtube video to tonight's Vespers here.

Services for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost

Joyous Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Virgin.  Services for the Sunday after the Feast will include a Memorial Service Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here for services.

You can view the Memorial Service by clicking here.

You can click here to view Saturday Vespers.

 

Services for Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos

Services for the Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, will include Vespers w/Litya on Tuesday evening at 6:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Wednesday morning at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in celebrating this first new feast of the new ecclesiastical year!

Please click here to view tonight's Festal Vespers with Litya. 

Services for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am, commemorating the Resurrection of our Lord, the Holy Prophet zachariah, and the Righeous Elizabeth. You can find service texts here.  Please join us in worship.

Click here to view the youtube version of Saturday Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Aug. 31, 2021
Daily Vespers, Aug. 30, 2021
Services for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost will include Great Vespers with Litya on Saturday night, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning, commemorating the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.  Sunday will be a slightly relaxed strict fast day.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer as we prepare for the new Liturgical Year beginning on September 1st!

Click here to see a video of the Vespers with Litya celebrated tonight.

Daily Vespers, Aug. 27, 2021
Daily Vespers, Aug. 26, 2021
Daily Vespers, Aug. 23, 2021
9th Sunday After Pentecost

Services for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost will include Great Vespers on Saturday evening at 5:00pm, and virtual Obednitsa on Sunday at 9:00am, due to Hurricane Henri.  You can find texts here.  Please stay safe in the coming days!

Click here to view this evening's Great Vespers. 

Click here to view the Sunday Obednitsa

Daily Vespers, Aug. 20, 2021
Daily Vespers, Aug. 17, 2021
Daily Vespers, Aug. 16, 2021
Services for the 8th Sunday After Pentecost - Dormition Feast

This weekend we will be celebrating the Feast of Dormition over Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday we will celebrate Great Vespers with Litya, followed by blessing of flowers, and on Sunday, the Divine Liturgy again with blessing of flowers. You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer for this beautiful feast!

To see the video of tonight's Vespers, you can access here.

Vespers, Leavetaking of Transfiguration Feast, Aug. 12, 2021
Daily Vespers, Aug. 10, 2021
Akathist to St. Herman of Alaska, Aug. 9, 2021
Services for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost will inlcude the Afterfeast of Transfiguration.  We will be celebrating a Memorial Service at 4:30pm, followed by Great Vespers at 5:00pm.  On Sunday, God-willing, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 9:00am, followed by Coffee Hour.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer.

You can view a video presentation of tonight's Vespers here.

Vespers, Afterfeast of Transfiguration, Aug. 6, 2021
Patronal Feast Day Services

God-willing, we will celebrate our Patronal Feast Day services on Thursday and Friday, August 5-6, 2021.  On Thursday we plan to celebrate Vigil at 6:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Friday morning at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in celebrating our patronal feast!

Please click here to view the festal vigil.

Daily Vespers, Aug. 3, 2021
Daily Vespers, August 2, 2021
Services for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost

As we enter into the Dormition Fast on August 1st, we will commemorate the Procession of the Most Precious Cross.  We will celebrate Vespers on Saturday, July 31st at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, August 1st, at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in worship.

You can find the video of Saturday Vespers here.

Daily Vespers, July 29, 2021
Daily Vespers, July 27, 2021
Daily Vespers, July 26, 2021
Services for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  We will be commemorating the Dormition of the Righteous Anna, Grandmother of our Lord Jesus Christ.  You can find texts here. The icon is from our OCA website.

You can access the video of tonight's Vespers here

Daily Vespers, July 20, 2021
Services for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost will include the commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils.  We will celebrate Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine LIturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please pray with us!

You can view the video of tonight's Vespers here.

Akathist to St. Vladimir, July 15, 2021
Daily Vespers, July 13, 2021
Daily Vespers July 12, 2021
Services for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: All Saints of Britain and Ireland

Services for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost includes the commemoration of all the Saints showing forth from Britain and Ireland.  This follows the Russian Orthodox Church's formal approval of the recognition of these saints showing forth before the tragic schism occurring between "east" and "west" in 1054, in 2007.  You can find texts here.   We can glimpse here a more comprehensive perspective of the statement in the Creed:  "One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church" that is inclusive of many cultures and nations!

You can find the youtube recording of Saturday Vespers here.

Daily Vespers, July 8, 2021
Daily Vespers, July 6, 2021
Services for the Sunday of All Saints of North America

Services for the Sunday of All Saints of North America will include Great Vespers w/Litya on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in commemorating the Saints of North America, both known and unknown!

You can view the video recording of tonight's Vespers here.

Daily Vespers, July 2, 2021
Daily Vespers, July 1, 2021
Vespers Synaxis of 12 Apostles, June 29, 2021
Sts. Peter and Paul Feast

After a fast of just one day today, services for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul will include Great Vespers with Litya on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 6:00pm.  All are invited to attend Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Meriden for their patronal feast on Tuesday, at 9:30am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer!

Vespers, Sts. Peter and Paul, June 28, 2021
Services for the Sunday of All Saints

Services for the Sunday of All Saints will include Great Vespers with Litya on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 5:00pm.  On Sunday we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please come and join us in celebrating all the saints who shine with the light of Christ, through the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

The icon was painted for our church by Archpriest Theodore Jurewicz, thanks be to God.

Saturday Vespers, June 26, 2021
Vespers, Leavetaking of Pentecost Feast, June 25, 2021
Vespers, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Joyous Feast of Pentecost!

We will celebrate Great Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist on Wednesday evening, June 23rd, at 5:30pm.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer!

You can access the recording of tonight's Vespers here.

Daily Vespers, June 22, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 21, 2021
Services for the Feast of Pentecost

Services for the Feast of Pentecost will be at church on Saturday, June 19th.  We will begin with a Memorial Service at 4:30pm.  At 5:00pm we will celebrate Vespers with Litya for the Feast of Pentecost.  On Sunday morning we will celebrate Divine Liturgy followed by Kneeling Vespers.  You can find texts here for the feast, and here for Kneeling Vespers.

Vespers, Feast of Pentecost, June 19, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 18, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 17, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 15, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 14, 2021
Services for the 7th Sunday of Pascha

Joyous Feast of Ascension.

Services for the 7th Sunday after Pascha include Vespers (virtual) on Saturday night, followed by Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  Coffee hour will follow if the weather cooperates.  You can find texts here.  We commemorate today the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council.

Saturday Vesper, June 12, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 11, 2021
Services for the Feast of Ascension

Services for the Feast of Ascension will include Vespers (virtual) on Wednesday at 5:30pm, and Divine Liturgy on Thursday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.

Joyous Feast!

Vespers, Feast of Ascension, June 9, 2021
Vespers, Leavetaking of Pascha, June 8, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 7, 2021
Services for the 6th Sunday of Pascha

Christ is Risen!  Services for the 6th Sunday after Pascha, commemorating the Blind Man, will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, followed by Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Plesae join us in raising our voices in praise unto our Risen Lord!

Saturday Vespers, June 5, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 4, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 3, 2021
Daily Vespers, June 1, 2021
Services for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost

Christ is Risen!

Services for the 5th Sunday of Pascha, commemorating the Samaritan Woman, include Vespers (virtual) and Divine LIturgy on Sunday.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer as we continue the Paschal Feast! 

indeed He is Risen! 

Saturday Vespers, May 29, 2021
Daily Vespers, May 28, 2021
Daily Vespers, May 27, 2021
Midfeast of Pentecost

Services for the Midfeast of Pentecost include Vespers (virtual) on Tuesday, May 25, and Divine Liturgy with lesser blessing of water on Wednesday, May 26, at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in the Midfeast celebration!

Vespers, Midfeast of Pentecost, May 25, 2021
Daily Vespers, May 24, 2021
Services for the 4th Sunday of Pascha

Christ is Risen!

Services for the 4th Sunday of Pascha will include Vespes (virtual) on Saturday at 5:00pm, and the Divine Liturgy in church on Sunday, May 23rd.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in continuing the Paschal celebration!

Saturday Vespers, May 22, 2021
Memorial Service, may 22, 2021
Vespers, May 20, 2021
Daily Vespers, May 18, 2021
Daily Vespers, May 17, 2021
Services for the 3rd Sunday of Pascha

Christ is Risen!

Services for the 3rd Sunday will include Saturday Vespers (virtual) and Divine Liturgy at church on Sunday.  You can find texts here.  After Liturgy, and outside coffee hour, we will be blessing graves at Evergreen Cemetery. 

Indeed He is Risen!

Daily Vespers, May 10, 2021
Services for the 2nd Sunday of Pascha: Thomas Sunday

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen! 

Services for the 2nd Sunday of Pascha will include virtual Saturday Vespers at 5pm, and Sunday Liturgy at Church at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  There will be an Easter egg hunt after Liturgy, and we will also be blessing cemetery graves at Beaverdale Cemetery.

Saturday Vespers, May 8, 2021
Bright Week Services

Please look here for recorded services during Bright Week:

Vespers of Bright Tuesday, May 3, 2021

Vespers of Bright Wednesday, May 4, 2021

Vespers of Bright Friday, May 7, 2021

Holy Week Service Texts and videos

During Holy Week this year we will be celebrating a combination of virtual and in-church services.  Please click on the links below for service texts and video recordings.

Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday:  service textvideo link

Bridegroom Matins of Holy Tuesday: service text,  video link

Presanctified Liturgy of Holy Tuesday:  service text, video link

Bridegroom Matins of Holy Wednesday: service text, video link

Bridegroom Matins of Holy Thursday: service textvideo link

Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Thursday:  service text, video link

Matins of Holy Friday with Reading of 12 Gospels:  video link

Royal Hours of Holy Friday:  service text, video link

Vespers of Holy Friday:  service text

Vesperal Liturgy of Holy Saturday:  service text

Services for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Our 40 days of Great Lent ends on the eve of Lazarus Saturday.  We will celebrate the following services as we enter these two days of celebration, Lazarus Saturday, and Palm Sunday, April 23-25, 2021.  To find the recordings of these services, please click on the name of that service below that will include the youtube link.  Services marked with a (v) are virtual, the others will be at church.

Friday, April 23, 5:30pm:  Memorial Service (v) (for several of our faithful whose 40th day occur during Holy Week, including RoseAnn Maldera).

Friday, April 23, 6:00pm.  Matins of Lazarus Saturday (v)  (you can find texts here for Matins and Liturgy)

Saturday April 24, 9:00am  Divine Liturgy Lazarus Saturday (we will bless palms after this for faithful to pick up during the course of the day on Saturday)

Saturday April 24, Vespers for Palm Sunday Feast (v) (you can find texts here)

Sunday, April 25, 2021  Divine Liturgy, Palm Sunday 

Please join us in prayer during these special days of celebration between our Great Lenten journey, and Holy Week.

 

Lenten Daily Vespers, Apr. 19, 2021
Services for 5th Sunday of Great Lent, St. Mary of Egypt

Services for the 5th Sunday of Great Lent include the commemoration of St. Mary of Egypt.  We will celebrate Vespers virtually on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  You can read her life here.  Both the texts and life are from our OCA website.  Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Apr. 17, 2021
Memorial Service, 40th Day for Joseph Pope, Apr. 17, 2021
Akathist to the Most Holy Mother of God, Apr. 16, 2021
Lenten Daily Vespers, Apr. 13, 2021
Lenten Daily Vespers, Apr. 12, 2021
Services for the fourth Sunday of Great Lent

On the fourth Sunday of Great Lent we commemorate St. John Climacus.  We will celebrate Vespers virtually at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy at church on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer!

Saturday Vespers, Apr. 10, 2021
Vespers w-Remembrance of the Departed, Apr. 9, 2021
Lenten Daily Vespers, Apr. 6, 2021
Vespers, Commemorating repose of St. Tikhon, Confessor Patriarch of Moscow, Apr. 5, 2021

On Monday April 5th we will celebrate Vespers commemorating the repose of St. Tikhon, Confessor Patriarch of Moscow, and Enlightener of North America, at 5:30pm.  This feast is transferred from April 7th to April 6th this year.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in remembering one of our American Saints!  Click here to see scenes of St. Tikhon's life on the panels of the icon shown here.

Click here to view tonight's Vespers.

3rd Sunday of Great Lent: Veneration of the Most Precious Cross

On this 3rd Sunday of Great Lent we are given the opportunity to venerate the Precious Cross of our Lord.  (The photo is from the Exaltation Feast in the fall.) We will celebrate Great Vespers (virtually) on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.   Please join us in prayer for this meaningful mid-point of the Great Lenten journey!

Saturday Vespers, Apr. 3, 2021
Memorial Service, Apr. 3, 2021
Vespers w-Remembrance of the Departed, Apr. 2, 2021

Friday afternoon at 5:30pm we will be celebrating Vespers with the remembrance of the Departed.  Saturday is the second of three memorial Saturdays.  You can find texts for tonight here.  We will be praying for the departed members of our pairsh community. 

You can view tonight's service here.

Presanctified Liturgy, Repose of St. Innocent, Enlightener of the Aleuts

On Wednesday evening, March 31st,  we will celebrate the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts, commemorating the Repose of St. Innocent, Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to America at 6:00pm.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in commemorating the lives of our American Saints!

Lenten Daily Verspers, Mar. 29, 2021
2nd Sunday of Great Lent - St. Gregory Palamas

We will celebrate Vespers at 5:00pm on Saturday, and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here, including our commemoration of St. Gregory Palamas.  Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Mar. 27, 2021
Memorial Service, Mar. 27, 2021
Vespers w-Remembrance of the Departed, Mar. 26, 2021
Services for the Feast of Annunciation

We will be celebrating the Annunciation Feast on March 25th, the only great feast occurring during Great Lent.  Due to this reality, the actual celebration of the feast is one of the latest liturgies in the year.  Typically we celebrate Vespers on the eve, and Liturgy on the morning of the feast.  For Annunciation we celebrate Liturgy in the evening of the day of the feast, along with the synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel.  The celebration of the feast also varies depending on where this feast falls during the week.  The Archangel Gabriel is the one who came to the Theotokos to bring her glad tidings that she will bear a son through being overshadowed by the Grace of the Holy Spirit.  Her response reflects her being the quintessential example of our human nature to aspire to:  "Let it be to me according to Your will."  May we seek this posture with respect to our present Great Lenten effort.

This year, the eve of the Feast is Wednesday, and the feast on Thursday.  We will celebrate the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts on Wednesday evening, and a Vesperal Divine Liturgy on the evening of Thursday, March 25th.  Please click on the link for each day's service texts.

Lenten Daily Vespers, Mar. 22, 2021
Services for the First Sunday of Great Lent

On the first Sunday of Great Lent we commemoroate the restoration of the Holy Icons in the Church in 843.  The Image of Christ "not made with hands" is the first reflection of the face of Christ, sent to Abgar the Prince of Odessa, bringing healing to him.  The icons are not themselves objects of worship, as argued by the iconoclasts, against the second commandment, but instead draw us into the reality of the feast or person depicted, as windows. 

We also on this day remember a more recent event.  It was on the Sunday of Orthodoxy in 1891 that word reached St. Alexis that the Pokrov (St. Mary's) Cathedral community in Minneapolis had been received from the Unia into the Russian Orthodox Church.  He had waited a year while serving the parish and working in a bakery to learn that their journey home was fruitful.

We will celebrate Great Vespers virtually on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.

Please come and worship with us!

Saturday Vespers, Mar. 20., 2021
Daily Vespers, Mar. 19, 2021
Presanctified Liturgy, Commemoration of St. Nikolai of Zhicha

On Wednesday evening we will celebrate our first Presanctified Liturgy, including the commemoration of St. Nikolai of Zhicha, one of our American Saints.  You can find texts here.  You can also read his life here, from our OCA website.  St. Nikolai is the author of the Prologue from Ochrid, and served as Rector of St. Tikhon's Seminary.  Holy Saint Nikolai pray unto God for us!

Great Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew

During the first week of Great Lent we will celebrate Great Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew each evening at 6:00pm.  The text of this canon is filled with Scriptural references to aid us in taking up a sincere and heartfelt posture of repentance as we seek to return to God.  Through the course of the week we will post the service recordings here.

Monday night

Tuesday night

Thursday night

Services for the Sunday of the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise

Services for the Sunday of the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise (Cheesefare Sunday) will include Vespers at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning.  You can find texts here.  Following Divine Liturgy we will proceed with the celebration of Vespers with the Rite of Forgiveness.  You can find texts here for Vespers.  Please join us in prayer as we prepare to enter into Great Lent!

Saturday Vespers, Mar. 13, 2021
Memorial Service, Mar. 13, 2021
Daily Vespers, Mar. 13, 2021

At tonight's Vespers, 5:30pm, we will commemorate all the righteous monastics.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer.

Here is the link for tonight's Vespers.

Daily Vespers, Mar. 9, 2021
Vespers, Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebaste

On Monday evening we will celebrate Vespers commemorating the Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, at 5:30pm.  It is a rare occasion to celebrate this feast outside of Great Lent.  You can find texts here and read the account of their martyrdom here, both from the OCA website.  Please join us in commemorating these heroic martyrs. 

You can access the video recording of tonight's Vespers here.

Services for Last Judgment/Meatfare Sunday

Services for the Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare Sunday) will include Vespers on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts for the weekend here.  Please plan to join us in prayer. 

Saturday Vespers, Mar. 6, 2021
Vespers, Memorial Saturday, Friday Mar. 5, 2021

Friday afternoon's Vespers is on the eve of a Memorial Saturday.  We will celebrate Vespers at 5:30pm that includes prayers for the departed. You can find texts for tonight here.  We will be praying for and remembering: newly departed, anniversary remembrances from early March, and all the departed faithful of our parish at the service today.  Please join us in prayer.

You can access the youtube version of the service here.

Daily Vespers, Mar. 2, 2021
Daily Vespers, Mar. 1, 2021
Services for the 38th Sunday after Pentecost-The Prodigal Son

Services for the 38th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers (virtual) on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am. You can find texts here.  This is already the 3rd preparatory Sunday before the beginning of Great Lent.  Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Feb. 27, 2021
Vespers, Repose of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn

On Friday evening we will be celebrating Vespers commemorating the Repose of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, at 5:30pm.  You can find texts here.  To read the life of this American Saint, click here to view on oca.org.  Please join us for Vespers in remembering the Saints who have shown forth in the North American lands.

Vespers, St. Raphael, Feb. 26, 2021
Vespers for the Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist

We will be celebrating a more festal Vespers on Tuesday, February 23rd, at 5:30pm.  You can find the texts here.  This feast commemorates the first and second finding of the head of John the Baptist.  Please join us!

Vespers, 1st & 2nd Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, Feb. 23, 2021
Daily Vespers, Feb. 22, 2021
Services for the 37th Sunday after Pentecost

We begin to draw services texts from the Lenten Triodion for the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee.  We will celebrate Vespers (virtual) on Saturday at 5:00pm, and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here. Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Feb. 20, 2021
Memorial Service, Feb. 20, 2021
Daily Vespers, Feb. 19, 2021
Daily Vespers, Feb. 16, 2021
Daily Vespers, Feb. 15, 2021
Services for the 36th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 36th Sunday after Pentecost will include virtual Vespers at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  We will be commemorating Zacchaeus, as another announcement of the coming of Great Lent.  Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Feb. 13, 2021
Daily Vespers, Feb. 9, 2021
Daily Vespers, Feb. 8, 2021
Services for the 35th Sunday after Pentecost

Joyous Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple!  Services for the 35th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers (virtual) on Saturday evening at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Feb. 6, 2021
Memorial Service, February 6, 2021
Daily Vespers, Feb. 5, 2021
Vespers, Afterfeast of Meeting, Feb. 2, 2021
Services for the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, Feb. 2, 2021

Services for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple will include Vespers (virtual) on Monday evening, Feb. 1st, at 5:30pm, and Obednitsa, (virtual) on Tuesday, at 9:00am.  You can find service texts here, and here for Obednitsa order and festal antiphons.   Please join us to celebrate this feast!

Obednitsa, Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, Feb. 2, 2021
Vespers, Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, Feb. 1, 2021
Services for the 34th Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 34th Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers (virtual) on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  In addition to the focus on the Resurrection of our Lord, we will be commemorating the Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cyrus and John.  You can find the texts here.  Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Jan. 30, 2021
Services for the Synaxis of the Three Holy Hierarchs

Services for the Synaxis of the Three Great Ecumenical Teachers and Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom, will include Vespers on Friday afternoon (virtual) at 5:30pm, and Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Three Saints Church in Ansonia on Saturday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  If you would like to attend Liturgy at Three Saints, please be in touch with them ahead of time to be sure there is room for you to attend.

Vespers, Feast of Three Holy Hierarchs, Jan. 29, 2021
Daily Vespers, Jan. 26, 2021
Daily Vespers, Jan. 25, 2021
Services for the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost will include a Memorial Service on Saturday at 4:30pm, followed by Vespers at 5:00pm, both virtual.  On Sunday morning we will plan to celebrate Divine Liturgy at 9:00am.  On this day we will commemorate the New Martyrs of Russia, and the Sanctity of Life Sunday.  Click on the links above to see either the texts or the prayers for this special Sunday.  Please join us in prayer!

Saturday Vespers, Jan. 23, 2021
Memorial Service, January 23, 2021
Daily Vespers, Jan. 22, 2021
Daily Vespers, Jan. 19, 2021
Services for the 32nd Sunday after Pentecost

Services for the 32nd Sunday after Pentecost will include Vespers (virtual) on Saturday at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday at 9:00am.  You can find texts here.  In addition to the Resurrection we will be comemorating St. Anthony the Great.

Saturday Vespers, Jan. 16, 2021
Memorial Service, January 16, 2021
Daily Vespers, jan. 15, 2021
Daily Vespers, Jan. 12, 2021
Daily Vespers, Jan. 11, 2021
Services for the Sunday after the Theophany Feast

Services for the Sunday after the Theophany Feast will inlcude Vespers (virtual) on Saturday at 5:00pm, and the Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning at 9:00am.  There will still be an opportunity on Sunday to fill holy water containers to take home with you even though we are postponing houseblessings for the present time.  You can find texts here, from our OCA website.

Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Jan. 9, 2021
Daily Vespers, Jan. 8, 2021
Services for Feast of Theophany

Services for the Feast of Theophany will include Vespers with OT readings on Tuesday evening, January 5th, at 5:30pm.  Divine Liturgy and blessing of water will be celebrated on January 6th, beginning at 9:00am.  You can find texts for Vespers here, and Liturgy here. We will bless water after the Liturgy, so please bring a container to be filled to take some home.

Please join us in prayer!

Divine Liturgy and Blessing of Water, Feast of Theophany, Jan. 6, 2021
Vespers, Feast of Theophany, January 5, 2021
Royal Hours, January 4, 2021
Services for the Sunday Before/Forefeast of Theophany January 3, 2021

Services for the Sunday Before/Forefeast of the Theophany Feast will include Vespers (virtual), January 2nd, at 5:00pm, and Divine Liturgy (church) on Sunday morning at 9:00am.  You can find service texts here.  As a reminder to faithful of Holy Transfiguration Church, please plan to bring a containter with your name on it for Holy Water.

Please join us in prayer.

Saturday Vespers, Jan. 2, 2021
Holy Transfiguration Church Holds Parish Retreat

The Holy Transfiguration Church Community actively prepared for the Pentecost Feast on multiple levels.  These levels included the church itself through iconography underway and preparations for the feast, and the parish pastor and faithful through a very meaningful retreat!   Please see the gallery of photos to reflect this preparation.

Archpriest Theodore Jurewicz, and his son John Jurewicz, arrived at Holy Transfiguration Church on Monday, June 3rd and will be with us through most of this month.  John has become an accomplished icongrapher in working with his father.   They have been working to complete iconography in the church that has been underway now for literally decades!  It is nothing short of incredible to see their work take more definitive shape each day!

On Saturday, June 15th, Fr. Steven and parish faithful welcomed Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer), Abbot of St. Tikhon's Monastery.  He led a retreat entitled, "Acquiring the Mind of Christ".   Fr. Sergius shared that any effort to ascend spiritual heights is accompanied by descent into spiritual struggle.  Referencing corporate worship (daily services) Fr. Sergius indicated this being half the effort of transformation, with the other half reflected in personal prayer of each of the faithful.  Of the latter, Fr. Sergius spoke of relationship with Christ as even more important than the rule of prayer, inviting retreat partipants to enter into the inner movement of their heart in calling out to God.  He quoted many fathers, including St. John Climacus in sharing that "prayer is converse and union with God".  Later in the retreat Fr. Sergius shared a sample rule of prayer that includes actions, prayer, reading, to involve all aspects of our being in prayer. 

Following the retreat, those gathered celebrated the Vigil for Pentecost.  Archimandrite Sergius stayed to join in the celebration of the Litya during Vespers.  With all of these active preparations, the celebration of the Festal services was even more full!  Thanks be to God for Fr. Sergius being with us, and may this retreat day bear fruit through the Grace of the Holy Spirit!

(Photos by John Kruchok)

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