"Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing Life."
~ Paschal Troparion
Church and school phone: (617) 787-7625
St Herman of Alaska Christian School
Pan-Orthodox Vespers (Sunday 2/25)
We hope you will join us in celebrating together the Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers, Sunday night 5:30pm, at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (62 Harvard Ave., Allston, MA). Please look at this flyer for more information. Also please pass on the word.
Lenten Women's Retreat
Registration is now open for this year's retreat, Saturday March 17. Fr. Maximos will be our speaker once again, talking on the theme "Pray without Distraction". The retreat flyer can be found here with additional details. Seating is limited so please be sure to register in advance using this link. We hope you all will be able to join us, and wish you good strength in this year's Lenten journey!
Lenten Men's Retreat (3/2-4)
This year's retreat will start on Friday evening, March 2, and end on Sunday after Divine Liturgy. It will take place at the recently established Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Warwick, MA. If you are interested in attending, please contact Phil Zukas at 508-525-6441 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register as soon as possible (and let him know when you plan to arrive and leave, so the monastery can make appropriate preparations). There is no fee for this event, but contributions are gratefully accepted.
Pastoral Letter for the Beginning of Lent
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are about to enter the wonderful journey of Great Lent. For those new to the Orthodox Faith and as a review for the "old timers," I want to share with you the Orthodox practices of this holy season.
From ancient times and over the span of history, Pascha, the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord, has always been considered the jewel of the Church year. The setting upon which this jewel is placed is Great Lent--the time of preparation. Every significant event in our lives is more often than not preceded by a time of preparation. The more significant the occurrence is, the more serious the preparation. Great Lent is likened to a pilgrimage. As a pilgrimage, the journey itself provides the preparation for the arrival. You could say the same about our earthly life: the journey is the preparation for the arrival--Eternity. Remember that the pillars of this journey are Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. (Read More)
More Artcles About Our Lenten Journey
For more talks and writings about our journey toward Pascha, please visit our Resources for Great Lent page.
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 4:30pm
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. Teodor Anastasoaie
Fr. Dcn. John Williamson
Fr. Dcn. Andrey Sukharev
Fr. Dcn. Tudor Sambeteanu
Fr. Dcn. Michael Tishel