Holy Assumption Orthodox Church
OCA Diocese of the Midwest
114 E. Main Street, Marblehead, Ohio 43440
The Great Blessing of the Waters – Lake Erie

Christ is Baptized in the Jordan!  And we with Him!

Saturday, January 12, 2019 was an awesome for the community of Marblehead, Ohio!  Father Andrew Bartek, rector of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church and parishioners hosted the first annual Blessing of Lake Erie.  Despite the cold and windy day, about 50 people attended, coming from Cleveland, Fremont, Toledo, Lorain, Port Clinton, Marblehead and beyond.

Thanks to a generous donor, attendees were able to stand under cover while the Lake Blessing happened.  About 30 people took advantage of the generous spread of hot food and drinks provided by the parishioners in the parish social hall following the blessing. 

This occasion provided an opportunity to share the Orthodox Faith and teachings with those who were not familiar with the Church.  The Blessing was a feature article in the Port Clinton Herald, which can be found here

As Father Andrew said, “Today we bore witness to the Faith of Orthodoxy and Our God!”  Glory to Him!


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Weekly Liturgical & Event Schedule

**26 people maximum at each service. You must let Fr. Andrew know if you want to attend.**

Sunday, April 11
9:05 am Hours followed by Divine Liturgy & Social
Monday, April 12
Noon: Lenten Prayers & Confessions
Tuesday, April 13
Noon: Lenten Prayers & Confessions
Wednesday, April 14
6:30 pm: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy
Thursday, April 15
6:30 pm: Full Canon & Confessions
Friday, April 16
6:30 pm: Akathist
Saturday, April 17
4:00 pm: Great Vespers
Sunday, April 18
9:05 am: Hours followed by Divine Liturgy, Social & Council Meeting in the Church

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Christ the Savior Church, Chicago, IL (Audio Only)

Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Ellwood City, PA

Holy Trinity Church, Overland Park, KS

St. Nicholas Church, Mogadore, OH

Diocesan Resource Page (Prayers, Announcements, Services)


Weekly Bulletin

Apr 11 Pt1  Pt2