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07
Jan 2018

Come join us at St Luke the Blessed Surgeon ROCOR Church in celebrating the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ! The Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:00am with confessions starting at 8:30am. Following the Divine Liturgy will be a festal banquet in the parish hall filled with food and caroling. All are welcome!...

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07
Dec 2017
Winter in Orthodox Russia

St Luke the Blessed Surgeon – Schedule of Regular Weekly Services Entire Year Saturday: 4:30pm – Vigil/Confession Sunday: 8:30am – Confession 10:00am – Divine Liturgy     Click link to view & download service calendar for December 2017 & Nativity 2018:  St Luke – Service Calendar Dec2017...

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16
Apr 2017
Easter Celebration in the Orthodox Church

Orthodox Easter commemorates Jesus’ resurrection three days after his crucifixion and death. Following his death, he was removed from the cross and hastily buried in a tomb. On Sunday, it was discovered that Jesus’ tomb was empty and angels informed onlookers that Jesus had risen....

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11
Jun 2016
St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon of Simferopol

  Friday June 10 at 5PMVigil Service Saturday June 11 at 9:30AM Greeting of the His Grace NICHOLAS Bishop of Manhattan followed by the Hierarchical Liturgy     St. Luke the Surgeon, Bishop of Simferopol & Crimea (1877-1961)   Scientist, Opthamologist, Surgeon, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, Priest, Bishop, Prisoner, Confessor of the Faith was born on April 27, 1877 with the name Valentin Felixovich Voino-Yasenetsky in the eastern area of Crimea. He did not receive a religious upbringing and described his first true understanding of his Christian Faith after reading the......

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01
Feb 2016
Women’s Head Coverings in the Orthodox Church

For 2000 years in the Orthodox Church, the tradition has been for women and girls to veil their heads during worship, whether at church for the liturgy, or at home for family prayer time. What is the Scriptural and Patristic evidence for this tradition, and why is it important? In this article, we will take a look at headcoverings in the Old Testament, headcoverings in the New Testament, headcoverings according to the early Church, headcoverings in icons, and headcoverings today. At the end of the article there are links to additional resources......

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