I have waited for this Sunday for more than a year. Last year, as Great Lent began, I eagerly anticipated this feast, but Anna and I were in Pittsburgh visiting her brother, Delane, and tensions over the Orthodox Church where high between us, so I didn’t try to seek out the local Orthodox parish to observe the day.
Today, however, was different. We were home, so we could go to All Saints. We have been going to All Saints as a family now since September. And we just finished the first week of Great Lent. I was most definitely in need of the Divine Liturgy.
But first a little background on the feast:
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