UniteBoston is partnering with local Christian artists for a backyard concert in Dorchester! Featured artists include sytE, Chantel P. Walls and Freddrick Hallelujah, with Shay Mae’ Lee, Unnoticed Potential and Vincent Tesoro who will be bringing sounds of Rhythm & Praise, Christian Hip-Hop and Punk Rock. The theme is “Death to Life,” and participants will be given the opportunity to share how God has taken them on a journey from death to life.
For more information or to register, click here.
If you don’t know Jen, she’s a talented Christian artist, member of the UB fam, one of the directors for UB’s upcoming concert, and a worship leader at Impact Church! She’s graduated from Berklee, was awarded the Season 5 Winner of The Voice on Snapchat, and can be found performing, leading worship, and influencing the next generation all over the New England area.
Visit Jen’s website here.
Listen to her music here.
Get your tickets to see Jen (and tons of other acts) at Soulfest here.
Want to learn more about Soulfest?
With 4 stages, delicious food vendors, and the biggest names in Christian music you’ll find yourself in a relaxing and life-giving atmosphere around like-minded believers. This will be Soulfest’s last festival at its historic Gunstock Resort, so it will be one to remember. The music continues in 2023 at a new venue.
What are you waiting for?! Fun for the whole family, onsite camping, worship sessions, panel discussions, and even a magic show for the kiddos, there is something for everyone in your group. You deserve a relaxing getaway in the mountains of NH- and what better reason to get away than to WORSHIP!
Watch Jen Aldana perform twice at Soulfest:
- Thursday, August 4th at 4:30PM – Deeper Well Stage
- Saturday, August 6th at 4PM – Mountain Top Stage
For more info visit Soulfest’s website here.
Purchase your *Discounted Tickets* with Jen’s link for friends & family (that’s you!) here.
Stay connected! Follow her journey at @jenaldanamusic
See you at Soulfest!
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA invites you to what we believe is a first – an All-Night Vigil (Vespers, Orthros, and Divine Liturgy served together) commemorating St. Richard of Wessex, one of the great saints of early medieval England.
While St. Richard is celebrated on the Greek Orthodox calendar ( https://www.goarch.org/chapel/search?month=2&day=7 ), to our knowledge, this is the first time there has ever been a full liturgical office for him (save for a lone Latin antiphon).
Come and share this unique blessing with us – an All-Night Vigil commemorating a saint of the British Isles who died in Italy traveling to Jerusalem, celebrated today by a Greek Orthodox community in New England, with an office composed in English specifically for Greek Orthodox use, that will be sung according to the tradition and practice of Byzantine chant.
And if your name is Richard – come celebrate your name day with us!
A BRIEF LIFE:
St. Richard of Wessex (+722 A.D.) was a king in Anglia who, with his wife St. Wuna, raised his children Ss. Willibald, Winnibald, and Walpurga in the Christian faith, but remained focused on his own worldly concerns and privileges as king.
Eventually, St. Richard’s children lovingly reproached him. They implored him to set a Christian example for them, just as Noah had first entered the Ark ahead of his children, and to heed the words of our Lord to give away all that he had and follow Christ.
St. Richard heard his children’s rebuke and repented. With tears in his eyes, he cast off his crown and distributed his wealth. His sons convinced him to go with them on pilgrimage to visit holy sites in Rome and Jerusalem, and they set out on the journey.
In Lucca, Italy, St. Richard fell ill and reposed in the Lord. Ss. Willibald and Winnibald buried him at the church of Saint Frigdian (San Frediano).
Miracles and healings began to occur at St. Richard’s tomb, leading to his veneration and glorification as a saint. His son, St. Willibald, became bishop of Eichstätt in modern-day Bavaria, and had relics of his father translated to his cathedral there as well.