On Thursday, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, "when, on the fortieth day after His Resurrection, Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, and after blessing them and asking them to wait for the fulfillment of the promise of the Holy Spirit, He ascended into heaven" (www.goarch.org).
- Wednesday, 6:00 PM – Molieban for our parish
- Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Vigil
- Thursday, 8:00 AM – Liturgy
The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First ecumenical council is celebrated the Sunday before Pentecost, following Ascension Thursday. When Christ ascended, He reiterated His promise of the Holy Spirit to the apostles. The Holy Spirit guided the church, and this guidance is magnificently made manifest in the ecumenical councils, when dogmas were confirmed and heretics were put to shame. As we await the celebration of the giving of the Holy Spirit, it is appropriate to think of the ways in which He guides the church. Through the Holy Spirit, who guided the Holy Fathers in the councils and confirmed their pronouncements in the mind of the Church, the Orthodox Faith, which is nothing less than the only correct and saving faith in the true God, was preserved
(from Fr. Seraphim's Q&A at http://orthodox.net/questions/first_ecumenical_council_1.html ).
- Saturday, 3:00 PM – Parish council meeting, with the discussion of our land and building needs – all are encouraged to attend!
- Saturday, 5:00 PM – Vigil
- Sunday, 10:00 AM – Liturgy