Every Sunday, everyday, every hour, each moment of our life should and must be a Pascha, a readiness to move on to something spiritually new and transfiguring. A brother priest shared with me an important lesson, the unadulterated wisdom of his mother of blessed memory. She used to say that the Lord gave us TODAY
September was an interesting month for all of us, with Hurricane Irma impacting both church and many of our families. We did lots of baking under the direction of Betty Morgan for our mini-festival and hosted our first bake sale the next day to benefit our church.
Let us look at perfection by reading Hebrews 7:27; “He (Christ) does not need to offer sacrifices everyday for His own sins and for the sins of people.” Of course the Lord did not need to offer sacrifices for His own sins! He had none, for He is the only perfect one, “Who offered one
Dear St. Stefanos, As we begin our new Ecclesiastical year on September 1, we have many exciting things going on in our church. Sunday school has started again and it is wonderful to see all the children and their families in church again after many vacations. We have a new Dance ministry that began at
“We didn’t see you in Church last Sunday, John.” “Why bother, I can do my prayers at home just as well. Besides, I get so bored in Church.” You must admit, that John’s comments are not really foreign to the thinking of a good number of fellow Orthodox. Since we will be entering a NEW
Beloved Fellow Parishioners, We are approaching the end of summer and getting back to “business as usual,” which is great because as I type this, St. Stefanos’ paid Stewardship amount for the year is $89,215.00. That is $15,385.98 down from last year at this same time. I am not sure what has caused the drop,
Xristos Anesti! My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope you all had a wonderful Pascha season and cele-brated the Lord’s Resurrection with family and friends and renewed your faith in our Lord as I have!
Millions of people living in America will honor the status of one of the noblest and most demanding roles, often blessed by talent, devotion, creativity, ingenuity, grace, faith, sacrifice, energy, and constant love, motherhood. A Spanish Proverb says, “An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” Although God has commanded us to honor
The Resurrection of our Lord becomes a passing over, a Pascha to a new life, new power, new glory, a new light that fills the world with hope. In the Old Testament, the word Pascha describes our own Exodus: from the atmosphere of fear and the discouragement to the territories of hope; from the land
My Fellow Parishioners, It is my hope and wish that this edition of the Light finds all of you well with God’s many blessings! I want to start by thanking everyone who volunteered for our annual festival in February! As usual, our festival was a great success and fun was had by all. This success