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This month our iconographer will return to install the finishing touches on phase one of the adornment of the interior of the Church: the Annunciation (Archangel Gabriel and the Theotokos in the spaces on both sides of the front wall where the half-dome over the Altar intersects it above the Icon-screen) and Christ All-powerful (Pantokrator) surrounded by four angels and the Four Evangelists on the ceiling above the center of the Nave.
The Nativity Fast (or, Advent) begins on November 15, 40 days prior to the Feast of our Lord's Birth (Christmas). During the Fast we moderate both the kinds and quantity of foods we eat (e.g., no meat and dairy products, according to ability) in order to humble ourselves becoming more receptive to God's direction in worship and prayer. As customary in Warren, we begin Advent with the Akathist Service to the Theotokos involving all the Orthodox parishes in town, this year hosted by St. John's (Nov. 15, at 5 PM).
No better icon of our spiritual journey to Christmas can be found than the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (celebrated on November 21). Just as the three-year-old Virgin Mary went to the Temple to dwell until the time of the conception and birth of her Son and our Lord Jesus Christ, so we enter God's Temple to prepare our souls and bodies to receive Christ for our salvation and eternal life.
If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and meet with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you! If you should have any questions please feel free to call me at the Church at (330) 372-3895.
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