On January 6th, Orthodox Christians gather together for the Feast of Theophany. This feast is the third most important feast day in the Orthodox Church (after Pascha and Pentecost). Yes, it’s even more important than Christmas! On this day, we commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan by St. John the Forerunner. Another name for the feast is Theophany, for it is shown—it is revealed at Jesus Christ’s baptism—that He is the Son of God. Indeed, the Holy Trinity is revealed at His baptism, for the Father says, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased,” and the Holy Spirit descends upon Him in the form of a dove.
Schedule of services this week
Tues., Dec. 31 Vespers at 5PM New Years Eve
Wed., Jan. 1 Cicumcision of The Lord Divine Liturgy at 10 AM….New Years Day
Sat., Jan. 4 Vespers 6PM followed by General Confession
Sun., Jan. 5, Divine Liturgy at 10 AM
Sun., Jan., 5 Great Vespers 5PM Theophany; The Blessing of Water
Mon. Jan., 6 Theophany; Divine Liturgy at 10AM. The Blessing of Water
Please remember to bring a container for the Holy Water.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On November 10th we are blessed and privileged to have his beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of all America and Canada and Locum Tenens of our diocese visit St. Mary’s Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Stamford, for the first time. Our Thanksgiving dinner will coincide with this event. I am informing and inviting all of our parishioners, their families and friends to come and celebrate this momentous occasion with us. The fullness of liturgy can only be experienced when a deacon, priest and bishop serve together. This is a rare opportunity to witness and partake of this beautiful service. Let us fill our church to the brim and welcome the Metropolitan with honor and a strong presence. I look forward to seeing all of you there.
Father Vladimir Horoszczak
Turkey dinner will be hosted on Sunday, Nov. 10, after divine Liturgy. Tickets will be available at the door. Adults $15 and children 10 years and over $10.
Join us to celebrate end of the fall season, share the meal with us or take out home-made delicious food.
Our famous freshly baked nut rolls will be on sale.
Raffle drawing will be held after the dinner. Raffle tickets are still available.