On August 1st we begin the Summer Lent or Dormition Fast. The fast will end on Saturday, August 15th, with the Divine Liturgy of the feast. On the eve of the feast, Friday August 14th, we will have Great Vespers and Litia bread. At the end of Vespers and again at Liturgy we will bless flowers and herbs.
August 6th is the Great and Holy Feast of Christ's Transfiguration. Next to Pascha it is one of the most glorious and brightest days in the church. On the Eve of Transfiguration, Wednesday the 5th at 6:30 pm, we will bless grapes, fruit and produce and after that we will celebrate a community supper.
In addition to these feasts, our own Feast Day of Christ the Savior, The Icon not made by human hands, is on Sunday, August 16th. Vespers on Saturday and Liturgy will be the heart of the celebration. After Liturgy, we will rededicate our community with a procession outside and bless all. This will be followed by coffee hour and an ice cream/ yogurt social.