Services on 1-2 September, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
On Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September we had services for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the Afterfeast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, and the day of commemoration of the Holy Prophet Samuel (+11th Century BC). Prior to the evening service on Saturday a panikhida was served for the ever-memorable Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) (+2 September 1982), a modern ascetic, translator and writer of great note. During the services the faithful venerated the beautifully-adorned shroud of the Mother of God. At Divine Liturgy prayers were again offered for peace in Ukraine and for rain.