Welcome to the Orthodox Church of St. Stephen the Protomartyr!
This week we celebrate the Dormition or falling asleep of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary) ending the two week Dormition Fast we have been observing. We will celebrate this year with Great Vespers on Thursday (August 14) at 6:30pm and August 15th at 9:30am. The icon of the Dormition show Christ holding the soul of Mary, just as Mary is normally shown holding the infant Christ. This great feast it is customary to have flowers and seeds are blessed on this day and everyone is encouraged have some blessed.
This week is also the feast of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, Wonderworker of All Russia, strict ascetic, full of love and compassion and dedicated to the teaching and reading of the New Testament. Read more about him here.
- Slavonic Divine Liturgy this Saturday at 10am.
- Adult Social and Farewell Dinner for Reader Steven, on Sunday Aug 17th at 6pm contact Anne VDB or Mat. Marcy for more information.
- Thursday Aug 21st at 7pm we will be having a women’s Social and Mission project supporting “Trades of Hope” at Bistro 1501 on International Parkway in Lake Mary.
- We will Commemorate the beheading of St. John on Aug 29th