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WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST:
THE VENERABLE ONUPHRIUS THE GREAT;
THE VENERABLE PETER OF MOUNT ATHOS

RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE TWO:
When Thou didst descend to death, O Life Immortal, Thou did slay hell with the splendor of Thy Godhead! And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, all the powers of heaven cried out: O Giver of Life! Christ our God! Glory to Thee!

TROPARION TO SAINTS ONUPHRIUS AND PETER – TONE ONE: In the flesh you lived the life of the angels, you were citizens of the desert and treasuries of grace, O Onuphrius, adornment of Egypt, and Peter the light of Athos.  Therefore we honor your struggles as we sing to you: Glory to Him who has strengthened you!  Glory to Him who granted you a crown!  Glory to Him who through you grants healing to all.

RESURRECTIONAL KONTAKION - TONE TWO:
Hell became afraid, O Almighty Savior, seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb!  The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee! And the world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.

KONTAKION TO SAINT ONUPHRIUS THE GREAT – TONE TWO: You appeared as a bright star to the hermits of the desert, a light shining in the darkness of solitude, O holy Father Onuphrius.  Therefore, ceaselessly intercede for us all.

KONTAKION TO SAINT PETER OF MOUNT ATHOS – TONE EIGHT: Planting the spiritual principles within your heart, O holy Peter, you were made a vessel holy to the indivisible Trinity.  You obtained the grace of miracles and gave glory to God, singing, ‘Alleluia!’

HYMN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD - TONE SIX:
Steadfast Protectress of Christians and constant advocate before the Creator, do not despise the cry of us sinners; but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on you in faith.  Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for you always protect those who honor you!

EPISTLE READING

PROKEIMENON IN TONE TWO:
The Lord is my strength and my song.  He has become my salvation.

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: ROMANS 5: 1-10
Brethren, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and
rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.  For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.  For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

THE ALLELUIA VERSES:
The Lord answer you in the day of trouble!  The name of the God of Jacob protect you!  Save the king, O Lord, and hear us on the day we call!

GOSPEL READING

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: MATTHEW 6: 22-33
At that time, Jesus said to His disciples, “The lamp of the body is the eye.  If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!  No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.  Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?  So why do you worry about clothing?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek.  For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

FROM THE PROLOGUE:
JUNE 12/25, BY SAINT NIKOLAI VELIMIROVIC:

The Venerable Onuphrius the Great
This saintly hermit had been living in the desert for sixty full years when the monk Paphnutius visited him. His hair and beard reached to the ground and his body, due to a long period of nakedness, was covered with long hair. All his hair was white as snow and his entire appearance was brilliant, sublime and awesome. Seeing Paphnutius, Onuphrius called him by name and recounted to him his [Onuphrius’s] life in the wilderness. His guardian angel had appeared to him and brought him to this place in the wilderness. For a long time he had eaten only vegetables, which could rarely be found in the wilderness. After he had endured violent combat with the temptations of the demons, and his heart had been completely strengthened in the love of God, an angel of God brought him bread for nourishment. Besides that, by the good providence of God, there grew up next to his cell a palm tree that brought forth dates abundantly, and a spring of living water began to flow there. “However,” Onuphrius said, “I mostly nourish myself and quench my thirst with the sweet words of God.” To Paphnutius’s question as to how he received Holy Communion, the hermit answered that an angel of God brought him Holy Communion every Saturday. The next day the elder told Paphnutius that it was the day of his departure from this world; he knelt down, prayed to God and gave up his spirit unto God. At that moment Paphnutius saw a heavenly light illuminating the body of the reposed saint and heard the singing of angelic hosts. Having honorably buried the body of Onuphrius, Paphnutius returned to his monastery, that as a living witness he might narrate to others, for their benefit, the wondrous life of this man and the greatness of God’s providence toward those who have completely given themselves over to the service of God. Onuphrius reposed in the year 400.

The Venerable Peter the Athonite
Peter was a Greek by birth and a soldier by profession. Once, in battle against the Arabs, Peter was captured, bound in chains, and cast into prison. Peter remained imprisoned a long time in the town of Samara on the Euphrates River, and he constantly prayed that God would free him from prison and take him to a wilderness, where he would dedicate himself completely to a life of prayerful asceticism. St. Simeon the God-receiver, together with St. Nicholas, appeared to him in prison and touched his iron chains with his staff; they melted like wax and Peter suddenly found himself in a field outside the town. He immediately set out for Rome, where he was tonsured a monk by the pope himself at the tomb of St. Peter. After this he again took ship for the East. The All-holy Theotokos, along with St. Nicholas, appeared to him in a dream, and the Theotokos told St. Nicholas that she had designated Mount Athos for Peter to live on in asceticism. Up to this time Peter had never heard of Mount Athos. Disembarking therefore on the Holy Mountain, Peter settled in a cave, where he remained for fifty-three years in difficult ascetic labors, in a struggle with hunger and thirst, with heat and cold, and especially with demonic powers, until he had overcome all with the help of God. After he had endured the first temptations and had successfully passed the first difficult tests before God, an angel of God began to bring him bread every forty days. On several occasions, the tempter—the devil—appeared to him under the guise of an angel of light, but Peter repelled him with the sign of the Cross and the name of the All-holy Theotokos. About a year before his death he was discovered by a hunter who was hunting deer around Athos, and from the mouth of the saint the hunter heard his life’s story. He reposed in the year 734. His relics were translated to Macedonia.

The Venerable Timothy the Egyptian Hermit
Timothy first lived a life of asceticism in the Thebaid and then withdrew into the wilderness, where he lived for thirty years. Having pleased God, he reposed peacefully.

The Venerable Bassian and Jonah
Bassian and Jonah were monks of the Solovki Monastery. They drowned and were washed ashore in the year 1651. Over their graves a sign appeared, and because of this a church was built. The Pertominsk Monastery was subsequently established there. Once, when Tsar Peter the Great was saved from a tempest, he remained there for three days, made a cross, and erected it on the shore.

HYMN OF PRAISE: The Venerable Peter the Athonite

St. Peter in the fearful wilderness
Was deprived of all earthly riches,
But through tearful prayer he overcame
All the rich illusions of the devil.

He bridled his heart and raised it to God;
He set his mind upright and lifted it up to heaven.

Immobile as a rock among the cliffs,
Wearied by hunger and all-night vigils,
He directed himself toward every good,
As a fleshless one in earthly flesh.

For half a century on Mount Athos,
He spoke only with God in prayer.

From age he turned as white as snow;
He saw no man, nor did he desire to.

God revealed to him the window of heaven;
He saw countless miracles,
The Mother of God and God’s angels,
And the all-wondrous saints of God.

The Lord sent an angel to him
Who gave him Holy Communion from heaven,
Until Peter made himself a spiritual giant,
A city on a high mountain,
To be a teacher throughout the ages,
A wondrous example to holy monks.

REFLECTION
Great and wonderful is the Mystery of Holy Communion. Even anchorites and hermits craved for nothing so much as to be given the possibility to receive Holy Communion. St. Mary of Egypt begged St. Zosimas to bring her the Holy Mysteries by the Jordan and commune her. Returning from visiting St. Onuphrius, the Venerable Paphnutius found a humble community of four young ascetics in the desert. When Paphnutius asked them whether and how they received Holy Communion, they replied that an angel of God visited them every Saturday and Sunday and gave them Holy Communion. Paphnutius remained until the following Saturday and was personally convinced. When Saturday dawned the entire community was filled with an indescribable, wonderful fragrance, and while they were at prayer, an angel of God in the form of a handsome young man, as bright as lightning, appeared with the All-pure Mysteries. Paphnutius became frightened and fell to the ground in fear. But they raised him up and brought him to the angel, so that he, along with them, received Communion from the hand of the angel. According to his own testimony, St. Onuphrius received Holy Communion from the hand of an angel, as did many other anchorites and hermits. Therefore, it is completely erroneous to think that solitaries and hermits did not receive Holy Communion. God, Who provided for their bodily nourishment, did not leave them without the life-giving nourishment of the Body and Blood of Christ the Lord.

CONTEMPLATION
Contemplate the miraculous multiplying of the bread in the wilderness (Matthew 14:15):
1. How the Lord fed five thousand people with the five blessed loaves;
2. How He is that Living Bread Who alone can miraculously feed my hungry soul, which all the rest of the world together cannot feed.

HOMILY
on the palace and the hut

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown but the hut of the righteous shall flourish (Proverbs 14:11).

The palace of Herod lies in ruins, but the cave of the Child of Bethlehem remains. The crowns of the caesars have been lost, but the bones of the martyrs have been preserved. The palaces of the pagan kings have been transformed into piles of stone and dust, but the caves of the ascetics have grown into most beautiful churches. The golden idols have been scattered into nothing, but the chains of the Apostle Peter are preserved as a holy relic. The powerful Roman Empire is now only a tale of the dead, while the hut of Christianity, the Holy Church, is today the most powerful realm in the world. Where are the Jews, the murderers of God? They are dispersed throughout the world. Where are the powerful Romans? In the grave. Where is the power of bloody Nero? Where is the power of the evil Diocletian and the depraved Maximian? Where is the success of Julian the Apostate? Where are those high towers? They are where the Tower of Babel is—beneath dust and ashes, beneath shame and damnation.

Go about your own city and inquire how many homes of the godless are excavated. How many huts of the righteous have grown into beautiful houses? Brethren, heaven and earth are founded on justice, on God’s steadfast justice. That is why all the pagan creations are like arrogant bubbles, which burst and are trampled on by passers-by. The palaces of the pharaohs and the Babylonians are like trampled bubbles, while the tent of the righteous Abraham flourishes and blossoms in eternity. O my brethren, how all-powerful and long lasting is justice, and how noisy and transient is injustice, like a storm on a summer’s day!

O Righteous Lord, how magnificent and consistent Thou art in the exercise of Thy justice!

To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

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WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: THE HOLY HIEROMARTYR DOROTHEUS, BISHOP OF TYRE; THE VENERABLE PETER OF KORISH

RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE ONE:
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body; Thou didst arise on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. The powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Thy Kingdom! Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou who loves mankind.

TROPARION TO HIEROMARTYR DOROTHEUS – TONE FOUR: Dorotheus, wise hierarch of Christ, you received the light of wisdom as a gift from the Father of lights. You increased the talents given to you and in your old age contested beyond the bounds of nature. And now, O hieromartyr, you even intercede for our souls.

TROPARION TO VENERABLE PETER OF KORISH – TONE ONE: As a desert dweller, an angel in body and a miracle worker, thou hast revealed thyself, O our God-bearing father Peter. Through fasting, vigils and prayer, thou hast received heavenly gifts to heal the needy and those who come to thee with faith. Glory be to the One who crowned thee, glory be to the One who strengthened thee, glory be to the One who through thee accomplishes healings.

RESURRECTIONAL KONTAKION - TONE ONE:
As God, Thou didst arise from the tomb in glory, raising the world with Thyself. Human nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished. Adam exults, O Master! Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage, and cries to Thee: Thou art the giver of resurrection to all, O Christ!

KONTAKION TO HIEROMARTYR DOROTHEUS – TONE THREE: By preaching Orthodox doctrine, O hieromartyr, you offered yourself as a godly and holy gift. First you excelled in asceticism, and then in the contest of martyrdom; attaining the victor’s prize from Christ our God.

KONTAKION TO VENERABLE PETER OF KORISH – TONE SIX: Having fled from the company of men, thou didst dwell in stony caves and clefts. Thou wast filled with divine desire and love for thy Lord, O Peter, from whom thou didst receive the crown. Pray without ceasing that our souls may be saved.

HYMN TO THE MOTHER OF GOD - TONE SIX: Steadfast Protectress of Christians and constant advocate before the Creator, do not despise the cry of us sinners; but in your goodness come speedily to help us who call on you in faith. Hasten to hear our petition and to intercede for us, O Theotokos, for you always protect those who honor you!

EPISTLE READING

PROKEIMENON IN TONE ONE:
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have set our hope on You.

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: ROMANS 2: 10-16
Brethren, there will be glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God. For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

THE ALLELUIA VERSES:
God gives vengeance to me, and subdues people under me. He magnifies the salvation of the king, and deals mercifully with His Christ, with David and his seed forever.

GOSPEL READING

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: MATTHEW 4: 18-23
At that time Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

FROM THE PROLOGUE:

JUNE 5/18, BY SAINT NIKOLAI VELIMIROVIC:
The Hieromartyr Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyre
Dorotheus was Bishop of Tyre from the time of Diocletian to the time of Julian the Apostate, under whom he was tortured and suffered for the Orthodox Faith. He lived on earth for 107 years and, pleasing God, took up his habitation in life eternal in the year 361. Dorotheus was a very educated man and wrote many instructive works in Greek and Latin. Especially well known is his Greek-Latin Syntagma.

The Venerable Theodore the Hermit
Theodore was a miracle-worker. Purifying his spirit through a long life of asceticism in the wilderness of Jordan, Theodore received from God the gift of working miracles. Traveling by boat to Constantinople, it happened that the boat wandered off course and they ran out of drinking water. All the travelers on the boat were at the point of death from thirst. Theodore raised his hands to heaven, prayed to God and traced the sign of the Cross over the sea water. After that, he told the boatmen to draw water from the sea and drink. When they drank it, the water it was sweet. When they began to bow down before Theodore, he beseeched them not to thank him but to thank the Lord God, Who had worked this miracle because of His love for mankind. Theodore died peacefully in the year 583.

The Venerable Anoub
Anoub was one of the great Egyptian monks. He suffered much for the true Faith. Prior to his death, three aged hermits visited him and he, being clairvoyant, revealed all the secrets of their hearts to them. Anoub reposed peacefully in the second half of the fifth century.

Blessed Igor
Igor was the Prince of Chernigov and Kiev. Persecuted by his kinsmen, he withdrew from the world and was tonsured a monk. The inhabitants of Kiev, dissatisfied with the Olgovich dynasty, wanted to exterminate it. They charged the monastery, captured the young and innocent Schemamonk Igor and slew him. Many were the misfortunes that befell the inhabitants of Kiev as a result of this crime. But over the grave of this blessed monk candles were seen to light by themselves on several occasions, and a fiery pillar was seen over the church where he was buried. This occurred in the year 1147.

The Venerable Father Peter of Koriš
Peter was born in the village of Koriš, beyond the Monastery of St. Mark near Prizren. (According to another tradition he was from a village near Peæ.) As a young man, he plowed with a one-eyed ox. Peter was exceptionally meek and mild tempered. He withdrew at an early age to lead a life of asceticism, as did his sister Helena. He was very strict and persistent in his ascetic labors. In difficult combat with demonic temptations, Peter proved himself victorious. He was a teacher to the many monks who gathered around him. Fleeing the glory of men, he hid himself for a period of time by the Black River, where St. Janiæije of Deviè later lived in asceticism. Peter reposed in old age in his cave at Koriš. On the night he reposed, a light from many candles was seen in his cave and angelic singing was heard. This wondrous saint probably lived in the thirteenth century. Over his miracle-working relics Tsar Dušan built a church, which was a dependency (metochion) of Hilandar. In more recent times the remains of the relics of St. Peter were secretly translated to the Black River, where they repose today.

Blessed Constantine, Metropolitan of Kiev
In the days of Blessed Prince Igor, when there was great quarreling and confusion among the Russian princes, there was also disorder in the Church and frequent changes on the hierarchical thrones. Thus, after the death of Metropolitan Michael of Kiev, Prince Izyaslav brought in the famous and learned monk Klim as metropolitan without seeking the blessing of the patriarch of Constantinople, contrary to the age-old tradition. The patriarch sent Metropolitan Constantine to investigate the matter. Constantine removed Klim and deposed all those clerics that he had ordained. Because of this the people were divided: some adhered to Klim and others to Constantine. Then, according to the wishes of the Russian princes, the patriarch sent a third, Theodore, and both Klim and Constantine were removed. When Constantine died, in the year 1159, they opened his will, and in it he had requested that he not be buried but that his body be thrown in a field to be consumed by dogs, because he considered himself to have been the culprit responsible for the confusion in the Church. Not daring to disobey his testament, but nevertheless with great fear, men took the body of the metropolitan and threw it into a field, where it lay for three days. For three days there was terrible thunder over Kiev, lightning flashed all around and struck, and the earth quaked. Eight men perished from the lightning. Three fiery pillars appeared over Constantine’s lifeless body. Seeing all of this, the prince of Kiev ordered that the body of Constantine be taken and honorably buried in the church where the tomb of Igor was located. Immediately afterward a calm ensued in nature. Thus God justified His humble servant.

HYMN OF PRAISE: Saint Anoub
“Anoub, in just three dark nights,
You will go to God for reckoning.
Give us a profitable word!”
Three elders asked him, the three together.
Anoub to the elders replied:
“I was exposed to persecution
For the honorable Cross and for the true Faith.
I wanted to offer to the Lord my head,
But the Lord turned me from that;
He did not want to give me the martyr’s wreath.
Never seek from God the earthly.
With every good the Lord has eased me.
Radiant angels have appeared to me;
Heavenly food have they brought me.
Whatever I asked of God I received.
Many mysteries I saw and comprehended;
I saw the heavens and the faces of angels,
Apostles, saints, martyrs,
Heavenly faces, holy and joyful,
And wondrous Paradise, wondrous and sweet.
I saw hades and the torments of sinners,
And all the dark satanic hosts.
A lie never issued forth from my lips;
All earthly delights I renounced.
The face of Christ shines for me greater than the sun.
Elders, forgive me, Anoub the sinner!”

REFLECTION
Do not ever violate the fast on Wednesday and Friday. This fast is commanded by the Church and is well founded. If you have ever in your life violated this fast, pray to God that He forgive you, and sin no more. Pious men do not consider themselves exempt from this fast when traveling, or even in sickness. St. Pachomius met some men carrying a corpse and he saw two angels in the funeral procession. He prayed to God to reveal to him the mystery of the presence of the angels at the burial of this man. What good did this man do that the holy angels of God accompanied him in procession to the grave? According to God’s providence, both angels approached Pachomius and explained this to him: “One of us is the angel of Wednesday and the other is the angel of Friday. Seeing how this man always, even until death, fasted on Wednesdays and Fridays, we are honorably accompanying his body. As he kept the fast until death, so are we glorifying him.”

CONTEMPLATION
Contemplate the miraculous healing of the paralytic (Matthew 9:2–6):
1. How the good Lord restored health to the paralytic saying to him: Arise and walk!
2. How the Church brings my palsied (paralytic) soul before the Lord, that the Lord might restore it to health, if only I desire it.

HOMILY
on the justification of almsgiving
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it (Proverbs 3:27).

The Lord does not deny you that which you need; neither should you deny the man whom the Lord has sent to you in order to test your heart. If a beggar extends his hand to you for help once in your life, give to him and do not refuse. Remember how many years there are in your life and how many hours in a day and how many minutes in an hour—every minute of so many, many thousands of days you extend your hand to the Lord, and the Lord gives and does not refuse. Remember the mercy of God, and your lack of mercy will burn you as a live coal, and it will never give you any peace until you repent and soften your heart.

Do not ever say: “These beggars annoy me!” So many millions of men live on earth, and all are beggars before the Lord; emperors as well as laborers, the wealthy as well as servants, all are beggars before the Lord. And the Lord never says: “These beggars annoy me!” O man, give thanks to God that someone seeks something good from you, be it material or spiritual! This means that you are a man of God’s trust: God has entrusted some of His goods to you, for all goods belong to God. Show yourself worthy of this trust; show yourself worthy in lesser things so that you may be entrusted with greater things.

O Lord most rich, soften our hearts and enlighten our understanding, that we may be merciful in the goods that Thou, the All-merciful, hast entrusted to us.
To Thee be glory and praise forever. Amen.

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Slava Celebration
at St. George Parish
in San Diego
07 May 2017

Ordination of Joseph Wesseler to the Deaconate
April 2017 13


UPCOMING EVENTS

DIOCESAN SUMMER CAMP

A LETTER FROM
His Grace Bishop MAXIM

“To all who received Him … 
He gave the power to become children of God” (Jn 1:12).

Enorll by June 30th
to avoid the Late Fee! 
 

CAMP ST. SAVA 
Week 1: July 9-15
Week 2: July 16-22
Week 3 - July 23-29

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DIOCESAN DAYS 2017

21st Annual Diocesan
Days Gathering

Sept. 1st – Sept. 3rd 

Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Alhambra, California

THE CHURCH AS FAMILY & 
THE FAMILY AS CHURCH

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“You are no longer strangers and aliens, but the members of the household of God”
(Eph. 2:19)

With
Fr. Timothy Pavlatos and the St. Simeon Choir (Paris) 

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Psychology in the Service
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SEEING THE INVISIBLE: PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM ON AESTHETICS
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Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent by Elissa Bjeletich. Journey through the Old Testament with 40 wonderfully illustrated Bible readings, one for each
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DIARY OF THE COUNCIL:
Reflections from the Holy and Great Council at the Orthodox Academy in Crete,June 17-26, 2016. (In Serbian and English) by Bishop Maxim. 

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