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!

The Cross: the tree of death has become the tree of life

September 21, 2021 0 Comments

Last week we had the memoria of the Cross. Have you reflected upon the place of the Cross in your life? If so, please share. If not, why not? “Among other things, the Cross is a symbol of the spiritual integration that Jesus manifests. It was the Fathers of the Church who interpreted the horizontal …

The mystery of the Cross

September 16, 2021 0 Comments

In these days since the great feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we have an opportunity to ponder more deeply the meaning of the Lord’s Cross in our lives. What do we think and believe about the Cross? For us personally and not abstractly, why is the Cross part of our spirituality and …

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14, 2021 0 Comments

Today, September 14th is the commemoration of the Feast of the Exaltation (Discovery) of the Holy Cross. Christ our God, who were willing raised upon the cross, grant your mercies to the new people who bear your name. By your power, grant joy to the Church. Give her victory over evil with your invincible trophy, …

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

September 12, 2021 0 Comments

Scripture for Sunday’s Divine Liturgy: Galatians 6:11-16; John 3:13-17 The Gospel today refers back to a story of Moses from the Old Testament: “The Lord sent among the people seraph serpents, which bite the people so that many of the Israelites died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned in complaining …

The new liturgical year of grace

September 1, 2021 0 Comments

We have a new opportunity to know and love and to serve the Lord through the unfolding of the liturgical year. Abundant blessings!

St Lawrence, deacon and martyr

August 10, 2021 0 Comments

The Church sings, Inflaming your heart with heavenly fire, you turned the fires of passion into cold ashes. O God-bearing martyr Lawrence, strength of martyrs, amid all your sufferings you cried out: Nothing shall separate me from the love of Christ. (Kontakion, Tone 2) The Holy Martyr Lawrence was a deacon in the Church of …