Author archives: Jenny Gaviotis

  • Ecclesiastical New Year September 1 For the maintenance of their armed forces, the Roman emperors decreed every fifteen years their subjects are to be taxed. This same decree was reissued every fifteen years since the Roman soldiers were obliged to serve for fifteen years. At the end of each fift... [read more]
  • Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ following is a sermon that I would like to share with you on the Fifth Sunday of Matthew that was written by Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick on July 5, 2015. In Christ Service Fr. John In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Am... [read more]
  • Service Schedule This Week & We have Received the Holy Fire Christ is Risen! Truly His Risen! Happy Mother’s Day Sunday May 14, 2017 Orthros 9:00 am. And Divine Liturgy for Sunday of the Samaritan Woman at 10:00 am. We have Received the Miracle of the Holy Fire The Holy Fire ... [read more]
  • Preparation for Lent What is the purpose of a Lenten journey? Among more serious Christians that I have asked they answer “It is a time of fasting from certain foods, to keep Christ as constant reminder in our daily lives during this spirituals season. The rewards being Christ’s resurrection in ... [read more]
  • SACRAMENTAL AND SPIRITUAL PRIESTHOOD “With fear of God, with faith and with love draw near.” This is how God calls you forward to receive His Blood and Body through Holy Communion. Let us take a minute to examine this calling, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. We are first called to approa... [read more]
  • We: God and I On this past Sunday we celebrated the Great Feast of Pentecost. This should always be a joyous occasion for us Christians. But in this past year we have seen too much sorrow, suffering and death. This past month we witnessed the terrible terrorist attack on our young people in Orlan... [read more]
  • Birthday of the Church Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ; Everybody loves a birthday. ON Pentecost we celebrate the feast day of the Decent of the Holy Spirit, which is often referred to as the birthday of the Christian Church, Let us examine this word “Church.” Will begin by defining wh... [read more]
  • Again the question is in everyone’s mind, “Why do we as Greek Orthodox Christians celebrate the Great Christian Holy Day of Easter or as we know it (Pasha) on a different day from our Western Christian neighbors? Why doesn’t the Orthodox Church change its calendar to conform with the Western Church?... [read more]
  • Dear Parishioners and Friends Looking around us we can still see the ravages of the bitter winter. Much of the plush greenery of a few months ago lies scorched and lifeless. Amidst much of that browned landscape, however, can be detected a surge for life. Young, tender new growth is beginning ... [read more]
  • Epiphany Shining Forth of God We celebrate the great feast of Epiphany and Theophany on January 6, 2016. Epiphany means "shining forth" or "manifestation”. The feast is often called "Theophany", which means the shining-forth and manifestation of God. The emphasis in the present-day celebration is o... [read more]
  • Anticipation of Advent and a Time of Thanksgiving Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, November is the beginning of a 40-day period of spiritual and moral preparation for each of us. It is the forty days we anticipate and prepare for the coming (Advent) of Christ into the world and into our li... [read more]