Author archives: Jenny Gaviotis

  • 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]
  • Happy New Year Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As your parish priest, I wish you all a blessed New Year! Let us consider this matter of the happy New Year for us Christians! What makes it happy for us as Christians is that we let the spirit of Christ enter in the New Year. We shall be happ... [read more]
  • This is the Day that the Lord has Made “Yesterday I was in anguish with Christ on the cross; today I am glorified with Him. Yesterday I was buried with Him; today I arise together with Him.” – St. Gregory of Nazianzus Go to any cemetery any place in the world. There you will find buried beneath th... [read more]
  • Because of the length of the two mandated protocols, Father John has chosen not include a sermon in the bulletin. Christ is Risen! Parish News Holy Week We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to everyone that was involved with making Holy Week such a tremendous success! Speci... [read more]
  • THE FALLING ASLEEP OF THE THEOTOKOS The first two weeks of August are set aside each year by the Orthodox Church as a fasting and prayer period in Commemoration of the Falling Asleep of the Virgin Mary, Birth-giver of God. The fasting ends with the celebration of the Feast itself. The Lord’s ... [read more]
  • ECCLESIASTICAL NEW YEAR INDICTION The first day of September, for the Orthodox Church, is the first day of the ecclesiastical year. It is called the beginning of INDICTION. The word INDICTION is a Latin word and means to impose. It was first used in connection of taxes. The Romans began their fir... [read more]