This Sunday, we commemorate the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council under the holy Patriarch Tarasius (February 25).
The Synod of 787, the second to meet at Nicea, refuted the Iconoclast heresy during the reign of Empress Irene and her son Constantine VI.
The Council decreed that the veneration of icons was not idolatry (Exodus 20:4-5), because the honor shown to them is not directed to the wood or paint, but passes to the prototype (the person depicted). It also upheld the possibility of depicting Christ, Who became man and took flesh at His Incarnation. The Father, on the other hand, cannot be represented in His eternal nature, because “no man has seen God at any time” (John 1:18).
Below is a schedule of activities at the paris this weekend, with downloadable services to read at home:
Saturday, October 10th
3:00 pm - Catechumen/Inquirers Class
5:00 pm - Great Vespers
6:00 pm - Confession
Sunday, October 11th
9:00 am - Orthros
10:00 pm - Divine Liturgy (please RSVP and remember to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose while you're in the parish)
11:45 pm - Holy Communion (for those not at Liturgy)
6:30 pm - College Connect - College students from TU, TCC, ORU, OSU, OU, and those visting home come visit with Fr. George on the back patio of the parish in a safely distanced environment.