Vehicle Blessing - 07/19/15

On Sunday July 19th, the community of Christ the Saviour asked God's blessing upon our "various means of transportation", in anticipation of the feast of the great Prophet Elijah (July 20th). May the Lord keep the drivers and passenger in safety, as they strive glorify God through the use of their vehicles. 

We were blessed to have Fr. Paul Fetsko, a son of our parish, from Ss. George and Alexandra Mission (Ft. Smith, Arkansas) with us for the Divine Liturgy. May God grant him many years in his ministry to the parish and in his work as a hospital chaplain. 

O Lord our God, Who dost ride upon the Cherubim; Who walks on the wings of the wind; Who didst send Thy servant the Prophet Elijah a chariot of fire, and Who with Thine All-Holy Spirit has inspired and guided the human mind to invent various and expedient means of transportation and travel: We give Thee thanks, O Master, for Thou has provided us, Thy servants, with these vehicles to serve our different needs...(Excerpt from the Prayer of Blessing of Vehicles)