Victory Day 2018

On this day, we remember the many millions of our Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters who lost their lives, whether by injury in battle or starvation in siege, during the second World War.  We remember.  And to those who chose to put themselves between the advance of a global threat on their doorstep in front of them, and those and that which they love behind them, we say thank you. You loved us more than your own lives.  And though it cost us dearly, it was not in vain!  We love you, and will never forget.

Victory Day 2018

May 6, Victory Day Commemoration


We will commemorate Victory Day again this year.  Come and join us.  We will talk about the War, the relatives who participated in it, sing songs, and recite some poems.

Pascha in 1945 fell on May 6, the feast day of St. George the Trophy Bearer.

The program will occur right after the meal after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday the 6th of May, and will be bilingual.


St George’s ribbons will be distributed with Father’s blessing from the bookstore near the candles starting next Sunday. Please stop by and pick up one as a free gift.


April 18 & 19: Kursk Root icon visits our parish

Christ is risen!

The Sacred Wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God, “Kursk Root,” one of the great treasures of Christian Orthodoxy, will visit Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church, 2 blocks from Austin, on April 18 and 19, 2018.

Wednesday, Apr. 18. The Holy Icon will be available at our church from 4 p.m. to midnight. Vespers 6 p.m., Akathist 7 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 19. The Holy Icon will be available at our church from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Hours 9:10 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m., Akathist 11:15 a.m.

Please make a donation, even small, for the expenses of those who travel with the Icon as Its guardians.

Those coming to honor the Mother of God in this Holy Icon of hers are reminded to dress modestly, covering shoulders, arms, and legs. Ladies should wear a head covering and a dress is encouraged.



More information on the Holy Icon, in English:
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