First Sunday of the Great Lent: Triumph of Orthodoxy. Tone five.
Great Lent. Food with Oil A Joyous Lent to All!
“Cyprus” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos from the village Staromniy, Moscow region (movable holiday on the 1st Sunday of the Great Lent). Iveron Icon (Moscow) of the Most Holy Theotokos (9th c.). St. Meletius, archbishop of Antioch (381).
St. Alexis, metropolitan of Moscow and miracleworker of all Russia (1378).
Well better late than never. This article was from January but I just recently learned of it. The parishes of St. John the Baptist fb , Christ the Savior fb and Holy Trinity fb came together for the Blessing of the Waters at the Spokane River on the feast of Theophany as they do yearly. It was covered in the The Coeur d’Alene Press.
But where were the swimmers? (editor 🙂
POST FALLS — The singing was heavenly as voices reflected off the water that quietly flowed past the snowy beach.
The air was crisp and fresh, stinging cheeks, noses and ears.
And the day was blessed, reinvigorating the beliefs of the faithful as they celebrated the baptism of Christ.¨