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Mission Vespers Held At St. Michael's Parish

Clergy celebrate missions vesper service.

On Sunday evenings during lent, the parishes of the diocese join together to hold joint mission vesper services. The location rotates from parish to parish and this week it was held at St. Michael's Parish in Burbank.

Lenten meal is served.

The service was well attended despite heavy rains and several representatives were present from St. Luke's. A delicious lenten meal was served following the service.

Clergy share lenten meal.

The clergy from the different parishes gathered together to break bread together. We would like to thank St. Michael's parish for the wonderful job they did in hosting this service.

Presantified Liturgy At Saints Constantine And Helen Parish

Presantified Liturgy.

As is our custom for the last five years, one Wednesday during left St Luke Parish visits out sister parish Saints Constantine and Helen Parish for PreSantified Liturgy. This year in addition, clergy and parishioners from both Archangel Michael and Saint Pantolemion Parishes participated as well.

Youth Choir.

During the service, the youth choir sang for us and helped with the readings and did a wonderful job.

Lenten meal is served.

Following the service a delicious lenten meal was served.

Clergy relax and enjoy their meal.

Here the clegry from the various parishes relax and enjoy their meal.

Craig Goodwin is introduced.

Following dinner, Father Nicholas introduced Craig and Victoria Goodwin, missionaries who work with the children in Romania. Slides were shown and the Goodwin's spoke about their work with the children.

Romanian Cross presented to Saints Constantine and Helen Parish.

Craig presented Saints Constantine and Helen Parish with a Romanian Cross. In two weeks it will be St. Lukes Parish's turn to return the favor as we will host Presantified Liturgy as Saints Constantine And Helen Parish visits us.

Sunday Of The Cross

Scene from Sunday of the Cross.

On the third Sunday of Great Lent, the Holy Cross, decorated with flowers, is placed in the center of the church for veneration.

Scene from Sunday of the Cross.

Fr. Andrew blesses the congregation with the cross and then it is venerated by the faithful.

Sunday Of Orthodoxy

Scene from Sunday of Orthodoxy.

The Sunday of Orthodoxy proclaims the triumphant return of icons back to the churches. In keeping with this tradition following Divine Liturgy the parishioners made a procession around the church carrying icons.

Scene from Sunday of Orthodoxy.

Just goes to show that you can't be too young to carry an icon in a procession.

Scene from Sunday of Orthodoxy.

Following the procession the congregation assembled in the front of the church and recited a proclamation on the Triumph of Orthodoxy.

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