Tomorrow, February 2, is the feast of the Encounter of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Divine Liturgy with the Blessing of Candles will be offered at 9:00 a.m. in both English and Ukrainian. This day is a holy day of Love.
The intention for the Liturgy will be for Vira Walnycky –40 days.
The Byzantine Church views the feast Christologically and calls it The Meeting of Our Lord, commemorating the first time Jesus meets His people publicly in the Temple.
The Encounter of the Lord is one of the most ancient Christian feasts –in the Early Church it was celebrated like Pascha, and it was often called the “Crown of Theophany.”