StartFragment"And the child was three years old, and Joachim said: Invite the daughters of the Hebrews that are undefiled, and let them take each a lamp, and let them stand with the lamps burning, that the child may not turn back, and her heart be captivated from the temple of the Lord. And they did so until they went up into the temple of the Lord. And the priest received her, and kissed her, and blessed her, saying: The Lord has magnified your name in all generations. In yo
According to thy mercy, pour out upon me, who am miserable, at least one small drop of grace to make me understand and be converted, that I might make at least some small effort to correct myself. For if thy grace does not illumine my soul, I will not be able to see the carelessness and negligence that the passions have produced in me through my apathy and recklessness. + St. Ephraim the Syrian
A Byzantine Divine Liturgy will be served at St. Mary Church (2039 Mt. Diablo Blvd.) in Walnut Creek on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017, at 6:15pm. We usually have a Divine Liturgy twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month. In November and December there will only be Liturgies on the 2nd Saturdays of those months. For more info: Father Anthony at (408) 871-0919 or Email: email@example.com.