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

Sunday, April 14
9:05 am: Hours followed by Divine Liturgy, Memorial Sunday, Social & Choir Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 16
9:30 am: Lenten Prayers

Wednesday, April 17
6:00 pm: Liturgy of The Pre-Sanctified Gifts followed by Lenten meal

Thursday, April 18
9:30 am: Lenten Prayers / Change altar linens / Food delivered to food pantry
5:30 pm: Monthly Council Meeting

Friday, April 19
6:00 pm: Vespers for Lazarus Saturday

Saturday, April 20
9:30 am: Liturgy for Lazarus Saturday / Assemble pussy willows & palms
4:00 pm: Great Vespers w/ Litya for Palm Sunday


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