Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Where We Come From, What We Believe, What We Do

Would you like to know what Orthodoxy is, where it comes from, and what it teaches? This six Saturday class will give you an ample introduction.

With two weeks focussing on history (where we come from), two on belief (what we believe), and two on praxis (what we do), this class will be perfect for those who know nothing at all about Orthodoxy as well as fully Orthodox Christians looking for a refresher. "Repetition is the mother of all learning."

Beginning immediately after Evening Prayer on Saturdays beginning on Mar. 16, this will be a free, "no strings attached" class, open to inquirers and members alike. For our catechumens, this class is necessary for the catechumenate, along with regular church attendance and individual counsel with Fr. Michael.

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Mar
13
7:00 AM07:00

Ash Wednesday

At 7 AM on Wednesday, March 13 we will have an early morning Ash Wednesday service, with the solemn blessing and imposition of ashes and Holy Mass. This service marks the beginning of the sacred Lenten season for us.

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Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

A Talk on C.S. Lewis: "A Feast Transferred"

A talk on C.S. Lewis with cocktails and refreshments to follow:

C.S. Lewis - A Feast Transferred: Sacramental Imagination and the Romance of Orthodoxy

“Many people have found in Lewis a fellow traveler in their spiritual journey, whether they are in a place of atheism/doubt or evangelical conversion. Those of course are well known parts of Lewis’ life, but his journey did not end in conversion from atheism to believer. Lewis’ journey continued into surprising places where even those from Greece, Russia and Turkey could see in him a friend on the Way.  

For those of us at the Church of the Advent, C.S. Lewis is not just an interesting theologian or apologist but a central figure in our spiritual journey as individuals and as a parish. His death on November 22nd is remembered this upcoming February 16th in our new space. Join us for a celebration of his life and look at his journey of faith with a 40 minute talk by Dale Brown. Cocktails and refreshments to follow.”

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May
12
to May 13

Visit from Bishop John Abdalah

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Bishop John Abdalah, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Western Rite Vicariate within the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America (that is, our bishop) will be visiting us this Saturday and Sunday. 

He will be baptizing the tiniest member of our congregation, little Lilly, at 3:30 PM on Saturday, followed by sung Evensong.

On Sunday, he will tonsure Stephen Brannen a Lector and Beau Bruce a Subdeacon following Morning Prayer, and will be present for Mass immediately following.

Please feel welcome to join us.

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Vespers of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most Saints are commemorated only on the day of their death (or rather, their entrance into the presence of Christ). But the Church also marks the birth of three figures: our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ himself, his cousin St. John the Baptist, and his mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. John and Mary have unique roles in the earthly life and ministry of Jesus, and thus in the plan of salvation God has worked for us. Join us Thursday, Sept 7 at 7 PM to learn about the birth of Mary, and how her entire life was set aside and sanctified for the glorious role she would play in the Incarnation of God.

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Apr
9
to Apr 16

Holy Week

Palm Sunday (April 9)
10am Matins with Liturgy of the Palms to follow

Holy Monday
7pm Vespers

Holy Tuesday
7pm Vespers

Holy Wednesday
7pm Mass followed by the blessing of oils

Maundy Thursday
7pm Mass with foot washing and stripping of the Altar
Vigil to follow

Good Friday
6:30pm Statsions of the Cross
7pm Solemn Liturgy, Adoration of the Cross, and Pre-Sanctified communion

Holy Saturday
**10pm Pascha Vigil begins**

Easter Sunday
10:30am Mass

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Feb
12
10:00 AM10:00

Septuagesima

The season of Epiphany concludes and the pre-Lenten season begins on Sunday, February 12 with Septuagesima Sunday. "Septuagesima", coming from the Latin for "seventy", is the Sunday closest to seventy days out from Easter. The three Sundays of the pre-Lenten season are all named for their proximity to the seventieth, sixtieth, and fiftieth days out from Easter, culminating in Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the forty days of Lent.

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Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Our Lady of Walsingham

On Sunday, October 16 at 10:30am, Fr. Michael will celebrate the Divine Liturgy, commemorating the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a holy woman in Walsingham, England. Mary's Sainthood, her appearance at this site, and its veneration will be explored by Fr. Michael. There will also be a blessing with water from the holy well at Walsingham.

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