Blessed Feast of Saint Basil, Happy New Year!

Today we celebrate the Circumcision of our Lord in the Flesh, as well as the feast of Saint Basil the Great, Bishop of Ceasaria in Asia Minor. May the Lord our God bless you today, and every day of this new year, bringing you faith, hope, and love!

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 Fr. Nick blesses the Proskomedia during the Orthros service this morning, the first Liturgical service of 2018 - the Feast of Saint Basil the Great. The Proskomedia (from the Greek προσκομιδή, “offering”), sometimes referred to as prothesis (from the Greek πρόϑεσις, "setting forth") or proskomide, is the Office of Oblation celebrated by the priest prior to the Divine Liturgy during which the bread and wine are prepared for the Eucharist. The Proskomedia is a prerequisite for the Divine Liturgy. The priest conducts the Office of Oblation behind the Iconostasis at the Table of oblation or Table of Preparation (also Prothesis, or sometimes Proskomide) that is located to the left of the Altar Table. Proskomedia, when translated to English, means "preparation."

Fr. Nick blesses the Proskomedia during the Orthros service this morning, the first Liturgical service of 2018 - the Feast of Saint Basil the Great. The Proskomedia (from the Greek προσκομιδή, “offering”), sometimes referred to as prothesis (from the Greek πρόϑεσις, "setting forth") or proskomide, is the Office of Oblation celebrated by the priest prior to the Divine Liturgy during which the bread and wine are prepared for the Eucharist. The Proskomedia is a prerequisite for the Divine Liturgy. The priest conducts the Office of Oblation behind the Iconostasis at the Table of oblation or Table of Preparation (also Prothesis, or sometimes Proskomide) that is located to the left of the Altar Table. Proskomedia, when translated to English, means "preparation."