Wisdom of the Holy Fathers
"Do you want to live properly? Make sure you have humility, because without it there's no proper life. People start being abandoned by God once they lose their humility. Love humility and you'll never fall into one of the devil's traps."
"To be quiet is the fruit of a royal and noble upbringing. Those who've learned how to be quiet have also learned how to talk. Because to be quiet is the product of rational thought in the same way as speaking prudently is. People who don't know how to be quiet can't hold a conversation either."
Metropolitan of Pentapolis and Wonderworker of Aegina
"It seems that we do not understand one thing: it is not good when we return the love of those who love us, yet hate those who hate us. We are not on the right path if we do this. We are the sons of light and love, the sons of God, his children. As such we must have His qualities and His attributes of love, peace, and kindness towards all."
"Not knowledge you learn, but knowledge you suffer. That's Orthodox spirituality."
A 20th century saintly Greek Orthodox nun
"But for the searching and right understanding of the Scriptures there is need of a good life and a pure soul, and for Christian virtue to guide the mind to grasp, so far as human nature can, the truth concerning God the Word. One cannot possibly understand the teaching of the Saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life. Anyone who wants to look at sunlight naturally wipes his eye clear first, in order to make, at any rate, some approximation to the purity of that on which he looks; and a person wishing to see a city or country goes to the place in order to do so. Similarly, anyone who wishes to understand the mind of the sacred writers must first cleanse his own life, and approach the Saints by copying their deeds. Thus united to them in the fellowship of life, he will both understand the things revealed to them by God and, thenceforth escaping the peril that threatens sinners in the judgment, will receive that which is laid up for the Saints in the Kingdom of Heaven."
On the Incarnation of the Word of God, 57.
Since Father Barnabas will be attending the Diocesan Assembly, there will be no Study Group on Thursday, January 23rd.
The feast of the Presentation or Meeting of the Lord in the Temple takes place forty days following the Nativity of Jesus (Sunday, February 2nd). The feast celebrates Christ’s fulfillment of the Law of Moses calling for all the first born; whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, be consecrated to God. At this time, we also see His mother Mary undergo the ritual purification offering the sacrifices prescribed in the Law. In the feast Christ’s encounters, the Elder Simeon who had long awaited His coming, and inspired by the Holy Spirit, leads the Messiah into the Temple. This year the feast also falls on Zacchaeus Sunday. We will celebrate with vespers and lytia on Saturday, February 1st and liturgy on Sunday, February 2nd. The blessing of candles is traditionally offered at this feast.
This morning (Sunday, January 19th) we welcome into the Church Mila Christopher Estifanos Waters.by the sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation. Mila is the daughter of Estela Estifanos Asfeha and Christopher Waters. May our Lord may grant the newly illumined and her family, health, long life and Many Blessed Years!
Holy water will be available in the Nave for the next two weeks and always available throughout the year upon request. Father Barnabas will also be available for home blessings. Please see Father Barnabas or Matushka Daria for scheduling.
This year, our Parish has achieved a level 5 giving to the Diocese and National Churches. As a result, the assessment for each adult will be $200 per year or $50 per quarter. Envelopes are available in the Narthex for your use and to be used as reminders for you throughout the year. Thank you for your continued support.
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Feb 16||J. Peck||Peck||Peck|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaner|
|Jan 19||Hojnicki / Flynn / Roberts||Bunitsky / Morjana||Baldytchev / Shatley / Sylvest|
|Jan 26||Gerissimakis / Bunitsky||Riley / Riley||Sulpizi|
|Feb 2||Shatley / Hines||Sulpizi||Riley|
|Feb 9||J. Peck / Mackenzie||Hojnicki / Najemy||Bunitsky / Finck|
|Feb 16||Elia / Gundersen / Fravel||Telep / Baldytchev||Farrell|
|Feb 23||C. Peck / Sulpizi / Skomorucha||Bunitsky / Morjana||Clause / Whalen|
14 Jan 2020 at 8:57am
13 Jan 2020 at 2:50pm
11 Jan 2020 at 7:33am
10 Jan 2020 at 2:28pm
9 Jan 2020 at 9:45am
7 Jan 2020 at 9:00am
1 Jan 2020 at 4:55am
24 Dec 2019 at 3:32pm
23 Dec 2019 at 2:36pm