First Divine Liturgy at Huguenot Springs RoadOn August 31, 2008 we celebrated our first Divine Liturgy at our new Huguenot Springs Road location!
A Day on the River
Parish members brought their boats, canoes, and kayaks to Robious Landing where we enjoyed a beautiful day of fellowship on the James.
A trip to the Ball ParkA group of parish members gathered at the Diamond to watch the Braves!
Family FunOne Saturday we had some family fun at Windy Hill Sports Complex!
July 4th CelebrationThe FOOLS (Fellowship of Older Orthodox Lay Singles) sponsored a July 4th celebration complete with veggie burgers/dogs and a game of Cranium!
Pentecost Picnic & Kneeling Vespers 2008
On Pentecost Sunday we held our traditional picnic at the Huguenot Springs Road property. We certainly enjoyed this time of fellowship. Some clouds rolled in toward the end of our day, and although our building is not quite ready for occupancy, we came in out of the rain and held our Kneeling Vespers for Pentecost inside our new temple.
To listen to a very simple audio file (WAV) of the troparian for Pentecost (recorded by a parish member on a digital camera), click here .
Blessing of Animals at Willow Springs - 03/30/08
One of our parish members asked Fr. David to bless her pony and from this simple request blossomed a wonderful (although a bit chilly) community event at the Willow Springs stables. A few of our parish families, along with many folks connected to the stables came out on a wet, rainy Sunday afternoon and witnessed the blessing of the Willow Springs stables, horses, donkey, pig, cats and dogs. A very enjoyable time was had by all and in the refreshment time that followed we were able to share a little bit about our church with the other guests. We even met some Orthodox folks from the local Armenian parish. Glory to God for all things!
Theophany 2008For the first time, we gathered by the James River at Robious Landing Park to bless the water. Following this service church members traveled in a caravan from one home to another for house blessings.
The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving FeastOur Women's Group sponsored a visit downtown to help decorate the Grand Ballroom at the Greater Richmond Convention Center for The Giving Heart's Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast. The Giving Heart is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that sponsors this feast for thousands every year on Thanksgiving Day. Anyone and everyone in the Greater Richmond area is invited to come celebrate as a community, free of charge.
Church Camping Trip 2007Some of our members enjoyed camping at James River State Park this fall.