On September 6 St. George parish family celebrated the 14th Sunday after Pentecost. We had a nice liturgical celebration led by our Rector, Archpriest Igor Tarasov.
Following the Gospel reading Fr. Igor preached a homily on that Scripture lesson. It was about the parable of the Wedding Feast (Mt. 22, 1-14). Again, the Lord was describing His eternal Kingdom in parables, so the Apostles could understand it. This time the Kingdom of God was compared to the wedding feast prepared by a king. The Rector explained the parable and stressed our duties as of those who are invited to that feast prepared by God in honor of the wedding of His Son which is the union of God and His Church, His holy people.
Since by the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the first Sunday of September is now dedicated to the prayer for preservation of God’s creation and environment, at the Litany of Fervent Supplication the Rector added special petitions on that behalf. Following the Litany a special prayer for the creation’s preservation was offered.