"Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing Life."

                                                     ~ Paschal Troparion

62 Harvard Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Church and school phone: (617) 787-7625
Classical Christian education for children in grades K1 - 8:
St Herman of Alaska Christian School


The Seeds Sown Before Great Lent

We are about to embark on a tremendous journey together with our Lord and with each other- traveling with Him, through His life, Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection. This period is called the opening of the Triodion, the beginning of the weeks before Great Lent. We are invited to step out of “Caesar’s grasp” for a time, “now lay aside all earthly cares” and attend to a world of spiritual refinement and benefit for our eternal soul.

The next four weekends help us to lay the foundation stones for a good Lent. The themes are explored below so that we will be attentive and ready: Humility, the Mercy and Love of the Father, the Last Judgment and Forgiveness.

We seek to “meet the Lord” in the temple of our own heart and to prepare for this encounter through repentance. Let us follow the themes of the weeks: The Seeds Sown Before Great Lent.

Service Dates and Times

For service dates and times, please refer to the Calendar page.


~ Weekly Schedule ~

"Orthodox Faith and Life" Class (aka Orthodoxy 101): Saturdays at 4pm

Vigil: Saturdays at 5:30pm

Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 9:30am

Open Door Dinner: Mondays at 6pm

Tree of Life Bookstore: Sundays after Church and by appointment

St Herman's School: 8am–3pm Monday–Friday during the school year

Deaf Ministry: Amateur ASL interpreter at most church services

Please see the Monthly Calendar for Feast Days, other services, and events.

~ Clergy ~

Fr. Patrick Tishel, Rector

Fr. Teodor Anastasoaie

Fr. Dcn. John Williamson

Fr. Dcn. Andrey Sukharev