"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
- 8:30 am Orthros (Morning Prayers) and The Hours of Holy Nativity
- 6 pm Nativity Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St Basil
During Holy Week and Pascha ("Easter")
- Palm Sunday: Bridegroom Matins of Holy Monday, 6 pm
- Holy Monday: Bridegroom Matins of Holy Tuesday, 6 pm
- Holy Tuesday: Bridgroom Matins of Holy Wednesday, 6 pm (with the Hymn of Kassiani)
- Holy Wednesday: Mystical Supper Matins of Holy Thursday, 6 pm; Holy Unction, 7 pm
- Holy Thursday: Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil, of the Mystical Supper, 10 am; Crucifixion Matins, 6 pm
- Holy Friday: Royal Hours, 10 am; Descent from the Cross, 3 pm; Lamentation Matins and Procession, 6 pm
- Holy Saturday: Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St Basil, of the Resurrection, 10 am; Vigil Matins and Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection, 11:30 pm (followed by breakfast at the conclusion of the Liturgy)
- Holy Pascha: Agape Vespers, 6 pm (followed by shared dessert)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.