Ecclesiastical New Year + September 1

O Word of the Father from before the ages, Who, being in the form of God, broughtest creation into being out of nothing; Thou Who hast put the times and seasons in Thine own power: Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness; give peace unto Thy churches, victory unto Thy faithful hierarchs, fruitfulness unto the earth, and Great Mercy unto us.

--Orthros of the Feast, Tone 3

Light and Life's book, The Planner: 2013-2014 Ecclesiastical Year, can be ordered here.

Read Fr. Michael Harper's reflection, "The Orthodox New Year."

Click here to listen to Fr. Thomas Hopko speak about the New Year on Ancient Faith Radio.