Glory be to Jesus Christ!
This past Saturday evening Holy Trinity Orthodox Mission celebrated our first Vespers as a reader service. Robin, Lexi and I were joined by Robin's mother, Rachel. The service proceeded smoothly and joyfully, and Lexi is turning out to be the best one-person choir we could ever hope for. :-)
Earlier on Saturday we had the privilege to welcome Vasiliki into the Orthodox Church who had just been received by Holy Chrismation by Father John Sardis at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria. Many years to you, Vasiliki!
On Sunday, I was blessed to serve at Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission (OCA) in Normal, IL with Fr. John Brown and Subdeacon David and to receive the Holy Mysteries. It was my first visit there, and I am glad to have been among this pleasant and diverse community.
We at Holy Transfiguration Mission will continue services this evening celebrating the blessed Feast of the Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist John with readers Vespers at 5:30 and tomorrow morning with the Hours and Typika at 8:30.
We also have scheduled weekly Vespers celebrations of the Resurrection at 4:30, along with evening and morning services for the blessed Feasts of the Nativity of the Mother of God, and the Elevation of the Life-Giving Cross on the appropriate dates this month.
For the near future, on Sundays we plan to make pilgrimage to our sister communities in the area to serve, receive the Holy Mysteries, and enjoy the fellowship of our brothers and sisters in Christ. This next Sunday we plan to celebrate again with St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church in Peoria.
Please keep an eye on the calendar at the bottom of our page. If there are any significant schedule changes we will also post a special update.
Please pray for us!