Glory to Jesus Christ!
Please join us on Monday, 20 November, at 6.00PM, as we celebrate the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple with Vespers for the Feast.
Regarding this Great Feast of the Church we read:
The main theme of the feast of Mary’s entrance to the Temple, repeated many times in the liturgical services, is the fact that she enters the Temple to become herself the living temple of God, thus inaugurating the New Testament in which are fulfilled the prophecies of old that “the dwelling of God is with man” and that the human person is the sole proper dwelling place of the Divine Presence (Ezek 37.27; Jn 14.15–23; Acts 7.47; 2 Cor 6.11; Eph 2.18–22; 1 Pet 2.4; Rev 22.1–4).Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple, Orthodox Church in America website
Today is the prelude of God’s goodwill * and the prophecy of the salvation of men. * The Virgin appears openly in the temple of God * and foretells Christ to all. * So let us cry to her with loud voices: * Rejoice, thou who art the fulfillment * of the Creator’s providence. — Troparion for the Feast