With Palm Sunday, we are accompanying Christ and entering with Him the last mile that will end up with the great finale on Pascha night!
Here are pictures taken during Palm Sunday Vigil – with the blessing of the Palms.
And during Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy:
It was also Emilia’s first communion:
And the sun was out and allowed the youth to play outside:
Christ is born, glorify Him!
Many parishioners got together to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord.
On Sunday 6, we had an extra opportunity to rejoice, as Karen (Catherine, patron saint Catherine of Alexandria) was received in the Orthodox faith during Divine Liturgy.
Then we had the Vigil of the feast:
On Monday 7, the Church was beautiful and ready:
And then, even Santa came, for the joy of all:
On Saturday, December 29, several members of the sisterhood got together to learn and share how to prepare prosphora:
On December 30, two of our young artists got to work and decorated the Christmas tree:
Have you come recently to Saint Innocent? Did you notice anything new?
Several members of our parish have been very generous in their time, and after many hours of work,
- the frieze on the wall around the altar has been beautifully completed,
- we have new and color assorted curtains at the Royal Doors,
- new carpets,
- and the outside walls have been repainted in warm colors, reminding us of the gold found in icons.
Here are a few pictures to give you an idea, but the best is to come and see in person.
The artist at work:
Did you see? Saint Innocent has now a page on GoFundMe, to help with our extension. Click on the logo to see our goal.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Archbishop Peter came to visit our parish on Sunday October 7.
The parish welcomes Bishop Peter
Deacons Gregory and Nikolai
And pictures taken by Liuba Kichakov:
to see them bigger, go to her Facebook album