Nativity of the Mother of God, 2014
Today our rector, Hieromonk Alexander, performed the blessing of the new church space and served our first Divine Liturgy here. This joyous event was coupled with the celebration of the Nativity of the Mother of God and the Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
Fr. Alexander during his homily reminded us that there are no coincidences and that this timing is by God's providence. We had initially planned for the blessing of the church to happen last week, during the Indiction of the Church Year, but circumstances delayed Fr. Alexander's trip one week. He reiterated how fortunate we are to be given the opportunity to perform this work on this Great Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God.
And we did feel fortunate to be a part of this important and uniquely satisfying work. Glory to God!