Friday saw a joyful Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Transfiguration, celebrated in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Butetown.
Being a workday, there were only twenty of us, but those celebrating brought so much fruit and home-grown produce, that one of the large Victorian tables flanking the gates in the screen at the west end was more or less filled with baskets and bags.
Father Luke concelebrated, and a few oltarniky and singers fulfilled their important obediences so that we could celebrate the feast simply, but joyfully.
The abundance of grapes, fruit and produce was blessed at the end of the Liturgy, which was followed by a festive lunch in the parish hall, in which fish, wine and oil were very much enjoyed as a consolation during the Dormition Fast.
Several people commented on how joyful our celebrations are when celebrated at St Mary’s, and the little parish hall is always a place of wonderful fellowship, friendship, and sharing.
Thank you all who made the feast such a joyous and warm celebration, and to Father Dean and the parish for their wonderful hospitality.