July 22 (civil) / July 9 (church)
O follower of the chief Apostle,/ thou wast clothed with divine power from on high./ Thy sacred vestments were dyed with the streams of thy blood./ O Father Pancratius/ pray to Christ our God that He will save our souls.
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Regular services on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Please join our email list for notifications of last minute changes and special services thoughout the church liturgical year.
Vespers or Vigil (before major Feasts) with Confession: 5:30 PM
Confession: 9:30 AM
Hours and Divine Liturgy: 9:45 AM
The Bible tells us that in God's time, the day begins with evening ("The evening and the morning were the first day"), so the services of the Church begin in the evening with Vespers, a service that in some ways "closes" the day that is past and in other ways begins the new day. The next morning, the services of the Third Hour and the Sixth Hour continue the services of that day, followed immediately by the Divine Liturgy.