Liturgy for St. John of Kronstadt

posted Oct 31, 2011, 11:59 AM by rthompson@stjohnsacademysf.org
Dear Parents:

This Tuesday, Nov. 1, is the day that the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its
most significant Russian saints, John of Kronstadt. He was known as the
"batiushka of all Russia", and this day is also the feast day of the left altar
of our Cathedral. Unfortunately, this date was overlooked in our school
calendar. We would like to remedy this situation by having a liturgy on Tuesday
at 8am for the school in the lower church. Please have your children come in
uniform at 8am to the liturgy, after which we will have our normal school day.

Although it is very late notice, it would be also good for those who could make
it to attend the 6pm vigil on Monday evening. Not only will you be honoring St.
John of Kronstadt, but you will be avoiding the celebration of the pagan
festival Halloween, about which you can read in the wonderful article sent by
our own Mr. Tikhon Thompson. No Orthodox Christian should be involved in
participating in this "festival", and coming to church is a perfect way to show
your beliefs.

Again, I apologize for the lateness of this announcement.

With love in Christ,

V.Rev. Serge Kotar
Chaplain
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