Feast of the Protection of Mary the Theotokos

Icon: Virgin of Mercy, showing a broad protective cloak; mid-17th century, Ukraine.

SAN LUIS OBISPO – On Saturday, 1 October 2022, the Byzantine Catholic parish of Saint Anne, 222 E. Foothill Boulevard, will be celebrating the solemn feast of the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, with three special liturgical services:

  • Friday, 30 September 2022 at 5:30pm – Vigil Divine Liturgy
  • Saturday, 1 October 2022 at 8am – Festal Matins
  • Saturday, 1 October 2022 at 10am – Divine Liturgy

Also known as the Intercession of the Theotokos, this feast celebrates the protection afforded the faithful through the intercessions of the Theotokos (Mother of God).

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