Church Services

ORTHROS (MATINS)

Sunday 8:00 am

The Orthros Service precedes the Divine Liturgy on Sundays. This service consists of readings from the Book of Psalms, the Old Testament, and the Gospels. The beautiful hymns throughout the service are rich with profound theological meaning. The service follows a rotating theme from which the Gospel passages and hymns are selected. The rubrics call for the lights of the church to be dimmed during the service so as to physically represent the time before Christ. Following Orthros, the Divine Liturgy begins at which time the lights are fully lit. Again, this physically represents that Christ has come and is in our midst.

DIVINE LITURGY

Sundays - 9:30 am
Weekdays (only when a Liturgy has been scheduled) - 10:00 am

Sunday being both the first day of the week and eschatologically the eighth day of the week represents the day of our Lord's resurrection and our entrance into the Kingdom of God. The Divine Liturgy or Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday and on major feast days of the liturgical year. By immersing oneself into The Divine Liturgy, with it's petitions and antiphons, it's hymns and prayers, reading of Holy Scriptures, and by participation in the Eucharist-the Body and Blood of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ-Orthodox Christians participate fully in the ultimate worship of God.

Other services are held throughout the year as specified by the liturgical calendar. We will list those in our Parish Calendar as the time approaches.