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Nativity of the Mother of God

posted Sep 21, 2013, 7:27 AM by Yulia Russiyanova   [ updated Sep 21, 2013, 7:39 AM ]

September is the first month not  only according to the academic calendar but also according to the church calendar. September has a special meaning for our church life because the cycle of events in the life of our Savior begins this month. The first such event that we will relive this Saturday, September 21 is the Nativity (birth) of the Mother of God. I am attaching for your reading a brief description of this holiday in English and Russian. 

As this is one of the twelve major holidays of the church year, it is very important for you and your children to attend church services. The vigil on Fridayevening will begin at the usual time of 6:00 pm. The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom will begin at 9:00 am Saturday, September 21. 

This Saturday is also the 25th anniversary of Archpriest Serge Kotar's priesthood. I am sure that Father Serge needs no introduction to you. He was among the founders of St. Johns Academy. He has been serving Holy Virgin Community and St. Johns Academy for many years. There will be a luncheon honoring Fr. Serge after the 9 a.m. Liturgy. Please do not forget to congratulate Fr. Serge on his day.

With Love in Christ,
Priest Sergey Kiryukhin

Yulia Russiyanova,
Sep 21, 2013, 7:27 AM