9-21-16 Weekly Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

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Dear Friend, Leavetaking of the Elevation of the Cross! SPIRITUAL PROFIT: Because of the Leavetaking of the Elevation of the Cross, the service to St Quadratus of the Seventy is sung on September 22. At the end of Liturgy, the priest comes out from the altar with a censer, preceded by a deacon with a candle. Going to the center of …

9-14-16 Weekly Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

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Dear Friend, Blessed Feast of The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross! Troparion — Tone 1 O Lord, save Your people, / And bless Your inheritance. / Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians / Over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Your Cross, / Preserve Your habitation. Kontakion — Tone 4 As You were voluntarily raised upon the …

9-7-16 Weekly Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

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Dear Friends, Blessed Feast of The Nativity of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary! As we begin the new liturgical year, please make it a priority to come this month to confession and receive God’s gift of healing from this sacred sacrament. If you need to schedule time for confession outside of service times please contact …

8-31-16 Weekly Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

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Dear Friend, Happy Church New Year Thursday 9-1-16! SPIRITUAL PROFIT The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to the imposition of taxes in Egypt. The first worldwide Indiction was in 312 when the Emperor Constantine (May …

8-23-16 Weekly Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

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Dear Friend, The blessing of the Lord be upon you! SPIRITUAL PROFIT The Power of LoveAugust 23, 2016 by Abbot Tryphon We must cultivate this love in our souls. “It is easier for feeble straw to resist a mighty fire than for the nature of sin to resist the power of love. We must cultivate this love in our souls, that we …

8-16-16 Weekly Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

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Dear Friends, Blessed Feast of Dormition! SPIRITUAL PROFIT Feast of Dormition Troparion — Tone 1 In giving birth you preserved your virginity, / In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, / And by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death. Kontakion — Tone 2 Neither the …

8-10-16 Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

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8-10-16 Newsletter: St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church Dear Friend SPIRITUAL PROFIT  Feast of Dormition The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and during his journeys She lived at the home of his parents, near the …

8-2-16 Newsletter St John the Evangelist Orthodox Church

Fr. Andre Paez Newsletter

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, SPIRITUAL PROFIT  Feast of Transfiguration is this week (Friday Aug 5th and Saturday Aug 6th) Discourse on the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ of Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica For an explanation of the present Feast and understanding of its truth, it is necessary for us …