Thursday July 18, 2019 / July 5, 2019 5th Week after Pentecost. Tone three.
Venerable Athanasius of Mt. Athos (1003) and his six disciples.
Uncovering of the relics (1422) of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh (1392).
New Hieromartyr Gennadius priest, Martyrdom of St. Elizabeth Romanov and Nun Barbara (1918). New Martyrs Grand Dukes Sergius Mikhailovitch, Princes John Constantinovich, Constantine, Igor Constantinovich and Vladimir.
Hat tip to OrthodoxPortland.
What Happens When Your Band is Breaking into the Big Time and Three Men Leave to Become Orthodox Christians and Priests? See the movie and find out…. It seems appropriate to post a conversion story on the Feast of such a great and Holy Convert St Elizabeth.
|Parallel Love film premiere at Hollywood Theatre, July 22
We have the rare opportunity to attend the local premiere of The Covellite International Film Festival winning documentary, Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury, about the Indie-Christian-Punk band, Luxury, and three of it’s members who became Orthodox Christian Priests. The film director, Matt Hinton, will be at the premiere and available for Q&A.
You can listen to the recent NPR interview on the film here where you can also sample songs from the band’s latest album.
This premiere presents a unique and fun opportunity for the local Orthodox Christian community to turn out for an “extracurricular” activity.
Parallel Love asks a question you don’t hear very often: What happens to a rock-and-roll band when three-fifths of its members become Eastern Orthodox priests? That’s what Luxury, a band from Athens, Georgia, had to deal with after a devastating auto wreck they suffered on tour in 1995 while just on the cusp of success. Best described as The Smiths-meet-Fugazi, Luxury’s hyper-articulate musicians tell their poignant story—and play their soaring melodies on top of wild post-punk instrumentation—in this vibrant, gripping film. “I couldn’t take my eyes off it,” says Paste Magazine.