Sunday before Nativity; Forefeast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; Juliana of Nicomedia & her 630 Companion Martyrs; Themistocles the Martyr of Myra; Saint Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow
"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." - Romans 15:7
Sundays and Feastdays Orthros (Matins) 8:30 am, Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
Great Vespers is chanted at 6:00 pm the evening before every Liturgy.
Saturdays Great Vespers 6 pm (with the Sacrament of Confession available following every service)
Christmas December 24th
During Holy Week and Pascha ("Easter")
Learning the Orthodox Christian faith is important for all ages. Beginning in September, Assumption will provide Christian education classes for all ages, including adults. Classes will follow the Divine Liturgy on Sundays, with youth and adult activities at other times. Please watch this site for announcements, or contact Fr. Brendan at email@example.com.
Orthodox sacraments, called "mysteries," begin with baptism in infancy and continue through all of life. In the ancient Church there is not a specific number of sacraments, because all ministry in the name of Jesus Christ is "sacramental." However, the principal mysteries are baptism, chrismation ("confirmation"), eucharist ("holy communion" or the Lord's Supper), anointing for healing, marriage, confession and absolution, and Holy Orders (ordination to one of the orders of ministry, such as deacon, priest and bishop; or becoming a monastic under vows). Orthodox mysteries are given only to Orthodox Christians; however, our priests will pray with anyone for healing, and can provide counseling for personal problems. Our parish also assists in emergencies. We cannot provide funds for rent, groceries, bail or loans, but can refer those in need to agencies which can help. Our primary focus is on spiritual healing through the faith and practices of the apostolic Church.