Aspects of the Consecration of a Church

Next week we will have the great blessing of two major events in the life of this mission, and indeed in the life of the Church. On Saturday we will have the consecration service for the church building. This of course coincides with the other great blessing which is that we will receive His Grace […]

An Orthodox Christian Bucket List

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark. (8:34-9:1) Yesterday we buried a good friend of this mission. Ed Strange was really a joy to know and a man who served tirelessly to help the Church. He spearheaded the replacement of all of the sanctuary lighting as well as all of the new […]

When the Church apologized.

On the 15th of September in the year 1998 the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria sent out an apology. Here is what they wrote, “The Holy Spirit has enlightened the gathered members of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa, under the leadership of H.B. Petros VII, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria […]

Your truth or mine?

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians 6:16-7:1 The apostle Paul writes “Brethren, we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” When St. Paul […]

Attitude or Gratitude?

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 17:12-19 In today’s short gospel reading we are told about ten lepers who met the Lord Jesus. Lepers, those afflicted with leprosy were usually found together in groups because they had been isolated and ostracized from the rest of the healthy population. By this time […]