On October 22, 2011, our church was visited by very "small" familiar faces. Archpriest Nikolai Stremsky, His Matushka and some of his children visited our church to celebrate Vespers together with gathered parishioners.
During the service, the children of Fr. Nikolai sang the responses along with our church choir.
At the end of the service, parishioners were given the opportunity to learn more about the Stremsky Family.
Caring for a family of fifty-seven, is quite tough, therefore those gathered in church today, gave what they could, to help Fr. Nikolai with the ongoing efforts of providing for such a large family. Collectively, parishioners raised $3,021.58 for the family.
Many Years to Fr. Nikolai and his Matushka, for all their works in God's Vineyard.
CONGRATULATIONS & BLESSINGS to the newly illumined child of God baby Isabella (Marina) Dasilva, who was baptized and chrismated yesterday. May Jesus hold her in His arms and keep her close to His heart for Many and Healthy Years! Mnogaya Leta!
With the blessing of Patriarch Kirill the competition “Beauty of God’s Universe” will be held in January 1212 during XX International Christmas Readings in Moscow.
The competition is aimed to the spiritual and patriotic upbringing and discovering gifted children and youngsters (8-17 years old).
Founder and organizer of the competition – Moscow Patriarchate.
This year the competition has a new nomination – painting on porcelain.
The 1st stage of the competition (September 14 till November 1, 2011) should be organized and coordinated by Diocesan Departments of Education and Catechization.
The works of the Diocesan competition’s winners, not more than 15, are to be presented to the Department of Education and Catechization of Moscow Patriarchate not later than November 15, 2011.
The 2nd stage of the competition will be held in Moscow. Selected works will be presented at the exhibition during the days of the XX International Christmas Educational Readings.
On the Feast of the Repose of the Venerable Sergius, Abbot of Radonezh, His Holiness KIRILL, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral, of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. During the Little Entrance, through the Meeting of the Holy Synod on October 5-6, His Holiness Preformed the Elevation to the rank of Metropolitan to the past Administrators of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, His Eminence Archbishop Paul of Ryzan and His Grace Bishop Merkury of Rostov and Novo-Cherkask.
Many Years! Многая Вам Лета, Дорогие Владыки!
On Monday, October 3, 2011, a Construction Company was tasked with replacing the cracked slabs of concrete adjacent to the church on the handicapped ramp. With God's help, the work was accomplished before the Autumn rain began to fall.
We would like to welcome into Orthodoxy the newly illumined (baptized) Baby Lukian Barmin and Baby Alexander Bront. They were brought into the love and grace of God’s family through the Sacraments of Baptism & Chrismation last Sunday and Saturday. We pray that the Lord’s hand will guide them both throughout their future years and keep them healthy and faithful in His Ways and in His word and prayer.