Feasts and Parish Celebrations

Holy Week at St. Elias

Blessing of the palms and pussy willows

Today the Virgin comes to the cave to give birth ineffably to the pre-eternal Word. Hearing this, be of good cheer, O inhabited earth, and with the angels and the shepherds glorify Him whose will it was to be made manifest a young Child, the pre-eternal God.

-Tone Three, Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ