Wisdom of the Holy Fathers
“Do not let pass any opportunity to pray for anyone, either at his request or at the request of his relatives, friends, of those who esteem him, or of his acquaintances. The Lord looks favorably upon the prayer of our love, and upon our boldness before him. Besides this, prayer for others is very beneficial to the one himself who prays for others; it purifies the heart, strengthens faith and hope in God, and enkindles our love for God and our neighbor. When praying, say thus: ‘Lord, it is possible for Thee to do this or that to this servant of Thine; do this for him, for Thy name is the Merciful Love of Men and the Almighty.’”
†St. John of Kronstadt
"When your faith in the Lord, either during your life and prosperity, or in the time of sickness and at the moment of quitting this life, grows weak, grows dim from worldly vanity or through illness, and from the terrors and darkness of death, then look with the mental eyes of your heart upon the companies of our forefathers, the patriarchs, prophets, and righteous ones: St. Simeon, who took the Lord up in his arms, Job, Anna the Prophetess, and others; the Apostles, prelates, venerable Fathers, martyrs, the disinterested, the righteous, and all the saints. See how, both during their earthly life and at the time of their departure from this life, they unceasingly looked to God and died in the hope of the resurrection and of the life eternal, and strive to imitate them. These living examples, which are so numerous, are capable to strengthen the wavering faith of every Christian in the Lord and in the future life. Those Christian communions who do not venerate the saints and do not call upon them in prayer lose much in piety and in Christian hope. They deprive themselves of the great strengthening of their faith by the examples of men like unto themselves"
†St. John of Kronstadt
The Funeral for Peter Melnick will be this Saturday May18th. The visitation will be held at St. Michael's from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The visitation will be followed by Hours at 9:40 a.m. and Divine Liturgy for the 4th Saturday of Pascha. Following the Divine Liturgy the Funeral Service (Rite of Burial) will be offered. The family will be having the Repass dinner in St. Michael's Hall.
Please continue to remember the newly departed Peter and his family in your prayers.
|Date||3rd Hour||6th Hour||Epistle|
|Date||Coffee Hour||Service Duty||Church Cleaner||Library|
|May 19||Riley / Souder||Bunitsky / Morjana||Clause / Whalen||Skomorucha|
|May 26||Pacienza / George / Grishin||Riley / Riley||Skomorucha / Lewis / M.Kiflemarian||Maloney|
|Jun 2||J. Peck / Weins||Sulpizi / Finck||S. Peck||Gundersen|
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