In conjunction with the feast, grapes, apples, and other fruits are blessed, as the first fruits of the new harvest and commemorating the transfiguration and flowering of all creation in Christ.

All are invited to bring fruits of the harvest to Chapel of the Holy Spirit services on Sunday, August 7, to be blessed following the Divine Liturgy, which begins at 10 a.m. Directions to our location can be found here.

Thou wast transfigured on the mount, O Christ God, revealing Thy glory to Thy Disciples as far as they could bear it. Let Thine everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners, through the prayers of the Theotokos! O Giver of Light, glory to Thee!

—¬†Troparion for the Transfiguration