Theophany Eve / Theophany: January 18/19
BLESSING OF WATER
Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple: February 15
Annunciation of the Virgin Mary: April 7
Nativity of St. John the Baptist: July 7
Holy Great Prince Volodymr of Kyiv: July 28
Holy Prophet Elijah: August 2
In the Orthodox Christian faith, on the feast day of the prophet Elijah, we bless vehicles in remembrance of Elijah being taken up to Heaven in a fiery chariot.
Feast of Transfiguration: August 19
FEAST OF TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD
TRADITION OF BLESSING OF FRUIT
Beheading of St. John the Baptist: September 11
We also remember those who lost their lives on 9.11.2001 with a rememberence service after the Divine Liturgy for the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist.
“Lord God, Lover of Mankind, Bless our God-protected nation, the United States of America, and forgive those who hate and wrong us.” We will never forget! Memory Eternal!
By coming together in our parish communities and holding Memorial Prayer services to honor those lost and gave their lives 18 years ago, we renew our strength to move forward in the face of both old and new challenges, and we come together to uphold the values that have defined our country and our people that we share with the people of this planet.
Nativity of the Theotokos: September 21
Exaltation of the Holy Cross: September 27
Feast of Prokova - Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos: October 14
Archangel Michael: November 21
St. John Chrystomon: November 26
Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple: December 4
ENTRY OF THE THEOTOKOS
St. Andrew the First Called Apostle: December 13
St. Nicholas the Wonder Worker: December 19