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
Recently we heard the parable of the Prodigal Son, which I would like to draw to your attention again as we have entered the Great Lenten period. It is a story of a violent youth storm and its prey. In a sense both the storm and the victim are one and the same: the head
“The Lord has sent deliverance unto His people.”, (Psalm 111:9) Christmas is the feast of giving. As the above communion verse of the Nativity Divine Liturgy, which is taken from the Psalms, indicates the Lord gives us the prime example: He sent to us the gifts of His grace and delivered us from the power
Sixty minutes is the time we spend watching some genuinely good, interesting and educational programs on Television. Sixty minutes is the time we spend watching one half or one third of a football or baseball game on television. Sixty minutes is the time we spend watching our favorite detective, comedy, or variety show on the
My beloved St. Stefanos, I hope this issue of the Light finds all of you in good health, happiness and in God’s loving spirit! We have had an amazing start in September to our new Ecclesiastical year. We have begun all of our youth ministries again and it is exciting to see all of our
The Orthodox Church celebrates the Ecclesiastical New Year in September. A tradition for the New Year is to make New Year’s resolutions. In January we make physical resolutions, and in September, spiritual resolutions. What are those spiritual resolutions we can make: to bring ourselves closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Is Christ within
Countries may differ on boundaries and on international strategies. They may argue over many things and even disagree over methods of pursuing peace, but there is one thing that in whatever dialect used, by whatever mode of expression shown, they all agree that the best loved word everywhere is MOTHER.
Join us for a special Holy Friday Retreat for all Church School families Friday, April 29th 11:00am to 4:00pm Students from PreK through 6th grades will participate in group sessions and discussions. Each lesson will bring to life the theology and symbols of the Church. A Lenten lunch and craft project will be included. Most
“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” This verse poses a timely and serious question to all Orthodox Christians. The Orthodox Holy Week and Pascha celebration gives us the extra ordinary opportunity to be THERE, from His Pas-sion to the news of His Resurrection.