I heartily and warmly encourage you to attend these special services in honour of the Mother of God who has been so wondrously revealed in this miraculous icon. The services are as follows:
The Kliros class students already have a copy of the Akathist and have practiced singing it in class. Students will receive special grace if they attend the service and sing with the adults.
Please take special note that this weekend is also the Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, which means parking is going to be particularly challenging, as is any driving through the park on both Friday and Saturday. I encourage you to leave early for the services, and to provide plenty of time for seeking out parking.
May the Lord bless us all!
INXC, Fr Irenei