On Thursday, February 2, 2023 we celebrated the Great Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord in the Temple, which commemorates the Lord’s presentation into His Temple 40 days after His birth in the flesh. This feast concludes the Nativity season. This feast is also called Candlemas as we bless candles on this day.
About the Feast
The Meeting of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is described in the third Gospel (Luke 2:22-40). Forty days after His birth the Divine Child was brought to the Temple at Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord. According to the Law of Moses (Lev. 12:2-8), a woman who gave birth to a male child was forbidden to enter the Temple for forty days. At the end of the time of her purification, the mother went to the Temple with the child, to offer a young lamb, two turtledoves, or pigeons to the Lord as a sacrifice. The Most Holy Virgin had no need of purification, since she had given birth to the Source of purity and sanctity. Out of humility, however, she fulfilled the requirements of the Law....
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church
10315 Carey Road
Berlin, MD 21811
22Mar6:00pm Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
9:00am Div. Liturgy
As we celebrate the Annunciation and in honor of March Madness, we will have a Cornhole Tournament following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 26. Teams of two will compete in the bracket-style tournament with a trophy being bestowed upon the winning team. If you would like to enter the tournament, please sign-up at the usher stand in the back of the church or submit your team(s) on our website.
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