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!

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, …