Lazarus Saturday - 04/12/14

On Lazarus Saturday, Father Brooks celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the Solea. Everyone present had an opportunity to see what goes on in the Altar during the Liturgy. Father Brooks and Reader David explained what  they and the Alter servers do during the Divine Liturgy.

Following the Liturgy, everyone went upstairs to the church hall to make Meshe - which the children took home - and some crafts. Father Brooks discussed the prractical and symbolic reasons for the use of candles in the church and how that evolved. Our friend, Harry, then gave a demonstration showing how beeswax candles are made. We made Crosses out of palms and prepared the Palms for Sunday. We had a delicious lunch, cleaned up the hall and left feeling more informed about our Orthodox faith than when we arrived. All in all it was a terrific day!