Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

УКРАЇНСЬКA КАТОЛИЦЬКA ЦЕРКВА ПРЕОБРАЖЕННЯ ГОСПОДНЬОГО


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Transfigured Perception | Переображене Сприймання

Transfigured1On our praznyk at church we brought fruit to celebrate creation transfigured through Christ. This week we bless flowers and herbs on the feast of the Dormition, again seeing the sacred in the everyday world around us.

These flowers and herbs, however, bring our attention more specifically to our place in the miracle of living. The plants we bring to the memorial of the death of the Mother of God celebrate the beauty and peacefulness of her passing from the earth to the embrace of her Son.

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A NEW LITURGICAL YEAR | НОВИЙ ЦЕРКОВНИЙ РІК

LiturgicalNewYear(Psalm 65: 10, 12) You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; … You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.

Did you know that September 14th, rather than January, marks the beginning of the Liturgical year?

We have ended our liturgical cycle with the blessing of flowers on the Feast of the Dormition, marking the mortal death of the Mother of God, and we restart the cycle celebrating her birth (Sept. 21st).

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