Transfiguration of our Lord

Introduction

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on August 6. The feast commemorates the transfiguration or metamorphosis of Christ on Mount Tabor, when our Lord appeared in His divine glory before the Apostles Peter, James, and John.

Biblical Story

The event of the Transfiguration is recorded in three of the four Gospels:Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, and Luke 9:28-36. Jesus took the Apostles Peter, James, and John with Him up upon a mountain, and while they were on the mountain Jesus was transfigured. His face shone like the sun, and His garments became glistening white.

Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ, talking to Him. Peter declared how good it was for them to be there and expressed the desire to build three booths for Moses, Elijah, and Christ. This reference to the booths could imply that this occurred during the time of the Feast of Tabernacles when the Jews would be camping out in the fields for the grape harvest; for this Feast had acquired other associations in the course of its history, including the memory of the wanderings in the wilderness recorded in the Old Testament book of Exodus.

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Schedule of service

Related imageBeloved brothers and sisters in Christ,  we would like to inform you that during the working days of the Dormition Lent (from Monday to Friday) we will serve the Canon to the Theotokos from 6 pm, every day, except Wednesdays, when it will start from 5:15 pm, so we can continue regularly with the Church Slavonic/ Serbian language classes and the Catechism for adults as usual from 5:45 pm. Have a blessed Lent!

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Dormition Lent

According to the Old (the Julian) Calendar today we start the Lent in honor of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Theotokos! We wish you a blessed Lent!

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11th Sunday after Pentecost

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Parish Church Picnic 2018

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Miracle on the day of the Dormition of the Theotokos that occurs every year

The miracle of the Holy Snakes of the Theotokos has occurred yearly with the exceptions of 1940 and 1953, when the island was hit by major earthquakes. People have taken the absence of snakes to be a sign of impending trouble for the nation.

The snakes have a small cross on their head and their tongues are also in the shape of a cross and show no fear during the feast. However, after the Liturgy on August 15, they become hostile and aggressive, disappear back into the wilderness, and can’t be found until the following year.

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Church Sunday School gathering

Today our Parish Church School organized a small gathering for our youngest before the beginning of the School year. We were able to play some mini golf with the children who attend our Sunday School and spend some ice cream time together afterwards. Thanks to Mr. Joseph Rahalewich who organized this event before the start of our Church Sunday School year. See you on Sunday!

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10th Sunday after Pentecost

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Annual Parish Church Picnic

Parish Picnic 2018

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9th Sunday after Pentecost and Holy Baptism

We would like to welcome our brother in Christ Alexander who, after his Baptism and Holy Chrismation into the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, received the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God send His Grace upon him and strengthen his faith in every step of his life, to advance spiritually for the joy of the fullness of the Church and his family.

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