Theophany 2018


The blessing of waters for Theopany will follow Great Vespers on Saturday, January 6, 2017. St. Thomas will serve the Theophany Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10:00 am.


Nativity Fast 2017


This year’s Nativity Fast begins on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Nativity Fast is one of the four Canonical Fasting Seasons in the Church year. It is a total of 40 days, lasting from November 15 to December 24.

This is a joyous fast in anticipation of the Nativity of Christ. It is an ascetical fast, meaning abstinence from meat, fish, dairy products, olive oil, and wine, rather than a eucharistic fast, meaning total abstinence from all food and drink, which is reserved for the preceding midnight until Holy Eucharist. The Fast may be relaxed on certain days, which will be indicated on the lectionary calendar.


A light has gone out from among us, to shine the more brightly from beyond that thin veil in the love and mercy of our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for Avra, Al, Avra’s beautiful children, and those of us who were touched by her beauty. By her witness. We will never be the same, Glory to God.

I love you, Avramou. Memory Eternal.