(Ames, Iowa, Feb. 8, 2014) — Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church is pleased to announce that His Grace, Alexander (Golitzin), Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese, will be visiting central Iowa in early March. He is expected to serve a Great Vespers service in Ames on Saturday, March 8, prior to heading to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Pella for the Divine Liturgy the following Morning. The Church will host a lenten potluck immediately following the conclusion of Great Vespers, and there will be a time to engage His Grace with conversation.
The full schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Saturday, March 8 – BISHOP ALEXANDER VISITS AMES
Note special time for vespers!
5:00pm Great Vespers, with Bishop Alexander
5:45pm (approx.) Lenten Potluck
7:30pm (approx.) Bishop departs for Pella
Change to Daylight Saving Time – clocks forward one hour!
Sunday, March 9 – Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, First Sunday of Great Lent
NO DIVINE LITURGY IN AMES! All services at St. Nicholas in Pella
10:50am Tonsuring of a Reader
11:00am (approx.) Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Bishop Alexander
4:00pm Vespers of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, with St. Nicholas, Holy Transfiguration, and St. George Greek Orthodox Church (Des Moines) at St. Nicholas in Pella.
The public is invited.