Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church Welcomes Visitors for Blessing of Vehicles - 07/24/16
On Sunday July 24th, the community of Christ the Saviour asked God's blessing upon our "various means of transportation", in honor of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th). May the Lord keep the drivers and passenger in safety, as they strive glorify God through the use of their vehicles.
We were blessed to have Fr. Theodore Gregory (and his wife M. Larissa) with us for the Divine Liturgy. Fr. Theodore is a recent graduate of St. Tikhon Seminary, and we are thankful he was able to be with us the Sunday before he began his assignment to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Rahway, NJ. May God grant Fr. Theodore & M. Larissa many years in their ministry to the parish of Holy Trinity!
O Lord our God, Who dost ride upon the Cherubim; Who walks on the wings of the wind; Who didst send Thy servant the Prophet Elijah a chariot of fire, and Who with Thine All-Holy Spirit has inspired and guided the human mind to invent various and expedient means of transportation and travel: We give Thee thanks, O Master, for Thou has provided us, Thy servants, with these vehicles to serve our different needs...
(Excerpt from the Prayer of Blessing of Vehicles)