The Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) & Sacramentals (Special Blessings/Divine Services) are reserved for current stewards and attendees of the parish family of Three Hierarchs Church.
The Holy Mysteries & Sacramentals listed below MUST be scheduled in advance with Father Michael by calling the church office (217) 352-3452; and scheduling an appointment with him for Holy Baptism or Matrimony. Please note that Father needs to be notifiied in advance at least three months for Holy Baptism; and six months for Holy Matrimony, so that we can complete the necessary spiritual preparation for these Holy Sacraments.
Our Holy Orthodox Church celebrates the Holy Mysteries & Sacramentals throughout the year, with some exceptions during the extended times of Fasting (Advent; Great Lent; Lent of the Holy Virgin Mary)
The Seven Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) are:
Holy Chrismation (Confirmation)
Holy Eucharist (Communion)
Holy Unction (Oil)
Holy Matrimony (Marriage)
Holy Orders (Ordination to Priesthood)
"Sacramentals" (Special Blessings/Services) include:
40 Day Blessing (Churching) of Infants
Memorial Services & Trisagia for dearly departed
Hospital & Shut in Visitations