St Mary's Holy Assumption
Russian Orthodox Church
141 Den Rd, Stamford, CT 06903
The Holy Theophany

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. 

The meaning of the Feast of Christmas is fulfilled at Theophany, for now it is made clear that the One born in Bethlehem is truly God, come to restore our fallen nature and to renew the entire creation by uniting humanity with divinity in Himself.  And even as the Son of God entered our world at His birth, He now enters the flowing water of a river in order to make it holy, in order to bring His blessing and fulfillment upon the world that He created. 

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.

 

Nativity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

Let's joyously celebrate coming of our Lord together

Dec. 24 at 5 PM Christmas Eve, Nativity Eve Vigil Services followed by the Holy Supper. Traditional Lenten food will be served. Stay with us, join our family in Christ.

Tue., Dec. 25, 10 AM Divine Liturgy, Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ followed by special brunch and Christmas concert.

 

Sing along with our church choir. Program includes traditional Christmas hymns, spirituals, and carols from all over the world along with modern festive songs.

Bring families and friends, everybody is welcomer! 

Visit of His Beatitude Tikhon

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.

 

Your Pastor,

Father Vladimir Horoszczak

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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.

Troika Fair 2019, October 25-27
Join us to celebrate our traditional festival of Eastern European and Georgian food. Enjoy delicious home-made soups, entrees, pastries, deserts and much more. Eat in or take out. Please come with your families and friends, support the church and learn about our history.
 
Friday, October 25: 5 PM-7 PM
Saturday, October 26: 12 PM-5 PM
Sunday, October 27: 1 PM-3 PM
 
Raffle tickets will be sold during the fair. The raffle drowning will be held on November 10 at 1 PM during Thanksgiving dinner. Prizes include Visa and Amazon gift cards and gift cards to grocery stores.

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