Services on 15-16 June, the Great Feast of Pentecost
On Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June we had services for the Great Feast of Pentecost, the commemoration of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and disciples. In accordance with Orthodox custom, prior to the services our small church was decorated beautifully with green branches. All-night vigil with the blessing of wheat, wine oil and five loaves was served on Saturday evening, and Divine Liturgy with Vespers and the “kneeling prayers” was served on Sunday. After the long service on Sunday many stayed back to help empty the church of icons and furnishings in preparation for painting.