The Feast of the Ascension commemorates the ascent of Jesus to his heavenly throne forty days after his resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection means that he ascended into heaven not just as God (which he is) but also as man, carrying our very human nature to the height of the Father’s presence.
We will celebrate this reality on Thursday, June 6 at 7:30PM at 2352 Bolton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318.
Palm Sunday (Apr 21) - 10am Morning Prayer with Liturgy of the Palms and Mass to Follow
Holy Monday (Apr 22) - 7pm Evensong
Holy Tuesday (Apr 23) - 7pm Evensong
Holy Wednesday (Apr 24) - 7pm Mass
Maundy Thursday (Apr 25) - 7pm Mass and stripping of the Altar; Vigil to follow
Good Friday (Apr 26) - 6:30pm Stations of the Cross; 7pm Solemn Presanctified Liturgy, Adortation of the Cross
Holy Saturday (Apr 27) - 11am Chrismations; 8pm Great Vigil and first Mass of Easter
Easter Sunday (Apr 28) - 10:30am Mass
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Palm Sunday (April 9)
10am Matins with Liturgy of the Palms to follow
7pm Mass followed by the blessing of oils
7pm Mass with foot washing and stripping of the Altar
Vigil to follow
6:30pm Statsions of the Cross
7pm Solemn Liturgy, Adoration of the Cross, and Pre-Sanctified communion
**10pm Pascha Vigil begins**
On Sunday March 5 at 6 PM there will be a pan-Orthodox Vespers for the 'Sunday of Orthodoxy'. This is a wonderful time each year to gather with fellow Orthodox Christians from across metro Atlanta for worship, teaching, and fellowship. Following Vespers there will be a reception in the Carlos Hall attached to the Cathedral.