5 . The Transfiguration of the Lord. Vigil. There were 8 worshipers. Mr. Consul was present.
6 . Divine Liturgy and after it the blessing of fruit was performed. The sermon was delivered on the earthly happiness and the sufferings as means for the spiritual growth. There were up to 60 worshipers.
12 . Vigil; there were 4 worshipers; the Consul was present.
13 . Divine Liturgy; there were approximately 45 worshipers; Mr. Consul was present. The sermon was on the Gospel lesson.
19 [Sept. 1]. Vigil.
20 [Sept. 2]. Divine Liturgy; there were approximately 30 worshipers. The sermon on the redemption of the world and men in comparison with the heterodox teaching on the same subject.
26 [Sept. 8]. Vigil.
27 [Sept. 9]. Divine Liturgy; sermon on the Gospel lesson of the virtues of those chosen. There were approximately 30 worshipers.
28 [Sept. 10]. The Beheading of John the Forerunner. Vigil with the Magnification of the Saint.
29 [Sept. 11]. Divine Liturgy; there were 6 worshipers.
30 [Sept. 12]. Prayer Service to the Holy Orthodox Prince Alexander of Nevsky.
 On August 1, the Church venerates the Cross of the Lord. On this day, at the conclusion of the Liturgy, the rite of the Lesser Blessing of the Water is performed.
 The rite of the Blessing of Fruit is performed on the great feast of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ on August 6.
 On August 30, the Church commemorates the 1724 translation of the Relics of St. Alexander Nevsky (of the Lake Nevo; +1263) from Vladimir to Sankt-Petersburg. Cult of St. Alexander Nevsky is especially prominent in Russia since he is traditionally a patron saint of the Emperors named Alexander. Originally, Orthodox Cathedral in San Francisco, consecrated in 1881, during the reign of Tsar Alexander III, was dedicated to this Saint.
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