Preparation for Pascha - 02/27/12

One of the most spiritually intense times at the Seminary occurs during the first three days of Great Lent when classes are cancelled so the Seminary community can gather for a more full liturgical celebration of Lenten services (Matins, the Hours, Vespers, Compline with the Canon of St. Andrew, and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts). In addition, the seminarians were privileged to hear our Lenten Retreat speaker Fr. Thomas Andrew speak on the realities of parish ministry in the Diocese of Alaska.
Fr. Thomas leads annual Lenten Retreat
Seeing where Fr. Thomas has lived
Fr. Thomas and family
Telling of a special anniversary
Ecclesiarch and the reader getting ready for the service
An opportunity for all seminarians to participate
Reading the prophecy at Vespers