Dear brothers and sisters,
On this coming Tuesday, we will observe the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple with the celebration of the Hours and the Divine Liturgy in the Lady Chapel of St John’s Church, Canton.
Since the recent reordering, the Lady Chapel has reflected our parish presence in St John’s, with icons in situ throughout the week, and in its dimensions remind us of the Little Oratory at Newman Hall, where Orthodox services were celebrated until the end of last summer.
I hope that we may begin to celebrate weekday feasts in the Lady Chapel, and then enjoy social time together.
The Hours will be chanted at 9:30, followed by the Divine Liturgy and the traditional Blessing of Candles, should parishioners wish to take advantage of this ancient tradition of the feast, remembered as Candlemas in the British Isles.
May God bless you all.
In Christ – Hieromonk Mark