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Holy Week Schedule April 5th -12th, 2015

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  Dear Brothers and Sisters,   The schedule for our Holy Week and Pascha Services is as follows:   Palm Sunday. 6pm-  Bridegroom Matins Holy Monday. 6pm-  Bridegroom Matins Holy Tuesday. 6pm-  Bridegroom Matins Holy Wednesday. 9am- Presanctified LIturgy; 6pm- Holy Unction  H...

Life of St. Mary of Egypt

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  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please take some time to read the Life of St. Mary of Egypt below, and see how the love of God transforms a sinful and barren life into a pure one, and makes living water spring up in the desert, refreshing men and women of every age. Fr. Jeffrey The......

Letter from the Assembly of Bishops for Sunday of Orthodoxy

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 Longsuffering Lord, how wonderful are your works! Who will number your love for humankind? Who, when they see your Priests and Ascetics slain for the sake of your Icon, would not reject deceivers? But you, when insulted, endured. (Synodikon of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, 9th Ode)  Sund...

First week of Great Lent

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  Mosaic depicting the casting out of Adam and Eve from Paradise. Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish you joy as we enter the holy Fast in preparation for the great Pascha of our Lord! It is right to join prayer to our fasting during this time in order to cast out of our lives... Re...

ENCYCLICAL OF METROPOLITAN GERASIMOS FOR GREAT LENT 2015

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ENCYCLICAL FOR GREAT LENT 2015     “Open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life: for early in the morning my spirit seeks Your Holy Temple…”   Dearly Beloved, As we commence our annual journey through the Great Fast, the words of this hymn should resound within us. ...