Even closer to God’s Kingdom: Forgiveness, Cheese-fare Sunday

February 26, 2022 0 Comments

This weekend we are even closer to the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom is not found because we give up meat and cheese and follow the prescriptions of the Great Fast like a robot. No, we enter into the Kingdom of God as a result of our being in good relationship with God and our …

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

February 13, 2022 0 Comments

The parable read today is usually called “the parable of the Prodigal Son,” who is at the center of the story. It might also be called “the parable of the Merciful Father,” who welcomes back his son, embracing him, restoring him to his position, declaring a joyous celebration without even seeming to hear or listen …

Twelfth Sunday after the Holy Cross

January 15, 2022 0 Comments

The feasts of the Lord’s Nativity and Theophany have now passed and we move with ahead to the unfolding of the Lord’s life and ministry prior to the season of Great Lent. I shutter to think of Lent/Fast but it is our reality; it is also about our relationship with the Lord. Consider these initial …

Circumcision of the Lord and Baptism

January 1, 2022 0 Comments

Happy New Year, Blessings for 2022! Today the Church honors the 8th day of the Nativity, the circumcision of the Lord. The ritual also includes the naming of the child –Jesus. It is also a day on which we consider our own incorporation into the Church through Baptism. In both cases, today is a day …

Synaxis of the Holy Forefathers

December 12, 2021 0 Comments

Today is the Sunday or Synaxis of the Holy Forefathers. Two weeks until the feast of the Nativity of Lord and Savior. God With Us Online has provided us with some resources for our personal preparation for actively participating in the worship of the Holy Trinity. The Gospel Reflection is host by Father Daniel, once …

Resources for the Entrance of the Theotokos

November 19, 2021 0 Comments

This Sunday we observe the feast of the Holy Theotokos into the Temple. St. Gregory Palamas tells us: She showed that she was not so much presented into the Temple, but that she herself entered into the service of God of her own accord, as if she had wings, striving towards this sacred and divine …

Priesthood Sunday 2021

September 22, 2021 0 Comments

Please pray for Fr Dennis, our priest, especially this weekend for Priesthood Sunday. Tell Fr Dennis you are praying for him, too. Let us build up the priesthood, one priest at a time!