August 19 (civil) / August 6 (church)
When Thou wast transfigured on the mountain, O Christ our God,/ Thou didst show Thy glory to Thy disciples as far as they could bear it./ Let Thy everlasting light illumine also us sinners/ through the intercessions of the Mother of God./ Giver of Light, glory to Thee.
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Feast of the Dormition :
Great Vespers at 6pm August 27th
Hours and Divine Liturgy at 9:45am August 28th
Regular services on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Please join our email list for notifications of last minute changes and special services thoughout the church liturgical year.
Vespers or Vigil (before major Feasts) with Confession: 5:30 PM
Confession: 9:30 AM
Hours and Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM
The Bible tells us that in God's time, the day begins with evening ("The evening and the morning were the first day"), so the services of the Church begin in the evening with Vespers, a service that in some ways "closes" the day that is past and in other ways begins the new day. The next morning, the services of the Third Hour and the Sixth Hour continue the services of that day, followed immediately by the Divine Liturgy.