From the evening of August 2nd until the evening of the 13th day of August, as it is customary, one of two Supplicatory Canons to the Theotokos is to be chanted, alternately. On one day the Small, on the next day the Great, and so forth, except for Saturday evening and for those of August 5th and August 14th, when the Great Vesper Services of the Feast are to be chanted instead.
May this be a day of giving thanks to God for His grace, and may His abundant blessings be on each of you and your families.
Thank you for your very generous gifts to our special “Father Flyboys” fundraiser. I am so very grateful for your love and support. Your generosity, and the generosity of so many parishioners and friends of Saint Sophia Cathedral, is truly inspiring. Without an Annual Spring Festival, the Cathedral was left with unrealized revenue and a looming deficit. Your gifts insured the success of a fundraiser that helped us make $125,511.00in otherwise lost income that is so vitally necessary to the daily operations of the Cathedral and its ministries...
By Fr. Stephen Freeman, August 31, 2015 In 1998, my family and I were received into the Orthodox Church. I had served as an Episcopal clergyman for 18 years prior to that. I left a large parish with a wonderful staff and tremendous programs. I took up the work of starting an Orthodox mission. Of course, such a life-change creates awkward moments for your friends, colleagues, and former parishioners. What […]