Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 8/29/2014
Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
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Schedule of Services

Sundays: Orthros (Matins): 8:45 AM | Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM

Weekdays: Orthros (Matins): 9:00 AM | Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

For information on our Lenten and Holy Week services please contact the Church office at (203) 795-1347 between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

 

Chrismation

The Sacrament of Chrismation (Confirmation) immediately follows the Sacrament of Baptism. As the ministry of Christ was enlivened by the Spirit, and the preaching of the Apostles strengthened by the Spirit, so is the life of each Orthodox Christian sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Chrismation, which is often referred to as one's personal Pentecost, is the Sacrament which imparts the Spirit in a special way.

In the Sacrament of Chrismation, the priest anoints the various parts of the body of the newly-baptized with Holy Oil saying: "The seal of the gifts of the Holy Spirit." The Holy Oil, which is blessed by the bishop, is a sign of consecration and strength. The Sacrament emphasizes the truths that not only is each person a valuable member of the Church, but also each one is blessed by the Spirit with certain gifts and talents. The anointing also reminds us that our bodies are valuable and are involved in the process of salvation.

The Sacraments of initiation always are concluded with the distribution of Holy Communion to the newly-baptized. Ideally, this takes place within the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. This practice reveals that Orthodoxy views children from their infancy as important members of the Church. There is never time when the young are not part of God's people. 

2014 Stewardship:


Parish Resource Guide:

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 1

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 2

Ministry Resource Guide 2013-2014: Part 3


New Publication:

The Winter 2014 Edition


Upcoming Events and Services

Apodosis of the Feast of the Forerunner

August 30, 2014

Ἀπόδοσις τῆς ἑορτῆς τῆς τιμίας Κεφαλῆς τοῦ Προδρόμου

August 30, 2014

Odyssey Festival 2014

August 30, 2014 12 pm

12th Sunday of Matthew

August 31, 2014

ΙΒ΄ Ματθαῖου

August 31, 2014

Orthros

August 31, 2014 8:15 am

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GOYA Day at Holiday Hill


Lecture at Fairfield University


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