"Give rest, O Christ, among the Saints to the souls of Your servants, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no grieving, but life everlasting." Kontakion of Saturday of Souls, Tone 8
Our Holy Orthodox Christian Church, like a loving and caring mother, daily, at every divine service offers up prayers for all her children who have departed for the land of eternity. Furthermore, this coming Saturday before Pentecost, June 19 2021, is the Saturday of Souls. On this day, our Holy Church allows us to commemorate all our departed loved ones and also remembers all her children that have left this earthly life and perhaps remain unknown to others.
Although some government restrictions still remain in place, the memorial service will be celebrated at the monastery this coming Saturday, following the Divine Liturgy. Whoever wishes to send a donation with the baptismal names of their orthodox departed brethren and loved ones may do so.