Fifth Tuesday of the Great Fast

March 29, 2022 0 Comments

Fifth Tuesday of the Great Fast: Isaiah 40:18-31 Our faith begins with creation. We say, “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things both visible and invisible.” The reading from Isaiah today tells us, “The Lord is God from of old, creator of the ends of …

4th Sunday of Lent: Climacus and his Ladder

March 26, 2022 0 Comments

As ever-blooming fruits, you offer the teachings of your God-given book, O wise John, most blessed, while sweetening the hearts of all them that heed it with vigilance; for it is a ladder from the earth unto Heaven that confers glory on the souls that ascend it and honor you faithfully. (Kontakion) Here are the …

Two Works of Charity for Great Lent

March 4, 2022 0 Comments

Help for local people We are collecting nonperishable food, paper or personal hygiene items those in need in the local area. The need, is significant, as you would imagine. Here is a list of some needed items: meals in a can (beef stew, soups & chili), canned tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans, healthy …

Some Parish announcements

February 27, 2022 0 Comments

Glory to Jesus Christ! We all know that Ukraine is in the middle of war. The first unprovoked war since 1939 in Europe. One of our parishioners, Maryana Chahine, is Ukrainian and has family and friends in Ukraine. So you can imagine the anxiety of not knowing the safety of loved ones or the personal …

Moving toward the Great Fast: Meat-fare Sunday

February 19, 2022 0 Comments

As the daylight increases we move closer to Holy Pascha. There is a cosmic connection here. But before we meet the Risen Lord in the Mysteries of Pascha we have a period of more intense prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The three go together otherwise it the Christian practice is bizarre. As one person said, fasting …

The Journey to Holy Pascha 2022

February 6, 2022 0 Comments

Sunday of St Mary of Egypt

March 18, 2021 0 Comments

This coming Sunday of the Great Fast/Lent, is dedicated to St. Mary of Egypt. She is a rather striking figure among the saints who shows us that sin is not the way of life God’s wants for us, neither is sin the final word nor the thing that defines our character. Mary makes her conversion …