On Sunday, May 19, Father Jeremiah blessed the icon that will be near the Royal Doors, on the side of the altar:
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 Emmilia’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 December 30, two of our young artists got to work and decorated the Christmas tree: