BISHOP NICHOLAS AND THE MIRACULOUS ICON OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS IN OUR CHURCH – SEPTEMBER 18/19 (SAT/SUN)
Dear ones, by the grace of God, a joyful event awaits our Parish. Bishop Nicholas is coming to us from New York on an archpastoral visit. And Vladyka will arrive with the Kursk Root Miraculous Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
On Saturday, September 18, Vladyka will perform an evening service in our church. As usual, at 17.00.
And on September 19 - as usual at 9.30 - Vladyka will celebrate the Sunday Divine Liturgy! After the service, there will be a common festive meal and an opportunity to ask for the holy blessing and communicate with our guest.
Dear ones, we are certainly waiting for you on Sunday, the 19th, for the Liturgy of the episcopal rank. Together, in the unity of our hearts, we will offer a joyful prayer to the Lord, we will partake of the Holy Mysteries, we will pray before the gracious icon of the Most Holy Lady. Let's share the joy of communication and meals!
It's big gladness, especially at this difficult time. Make a note in the calendar. :)
And, of course, if you have the opportunity, we are also waiting for you for the Saturday divine service with Vladyka – in a quiet and trembling evening prayer to prepare for Sunday and the Liturgy.
May God's blessing be with you!
With love in Christ and prayer,
rector hieromonk Nikon
Celebrating Nativity of Christ
Getting ready for Nativity
Setting up the tree and Nativity scene
Visiting Panagia Prousiotissa Monastery
Members of our parish lead by the rector have visited Panagia Prousiotissa Greek Orthodox Women's Monastery.
Hieromonk Gabriel served a Moleben, sisters served a trapeza and gave a guided tour around the monastery.
Divine Liturgy in Cheraw State Park
Metropolitan Hilarion led the joint service of North and South Carolina at Cheraw State Park
Metropolitan Hilarion in our Chursh
On Saturday October 24th, His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad has paid an archpastoral visit to the Holy Trinity Church in Mebane, NC. At the Divine Liturgy His Eminence has been co-celebrated with the parish rector hiermonk Gabriel (Kvasnikov), rector of the Charlotte parish archpriest Alexander Logunov, priest Alexander Stepanenko and deacon Dionisy Lvov. During the service of the hours, the parish acolyte Vladimir Breadshaw has been ordained a reader. At the small entrance, according to the decision of the synod of bishops, archpriest Alexander Logunov has received his next liturgical award: epigonation (palitza). At the completion of the Eucharistic Canon, a cleric of the parish in Charlotte Ioann Makarov has been ordained a deacon. The service has been accompanied by pious chanting of the parish choir directed by reader Andrei Semianko. The parishioners have prepared a picnic, which the head of the Russian Church Abroad has used to discuss the current issues of the orthodox life in the South of the USA.
Planting birch trees
Expanding our birch grove.
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