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Weekly Newsletter | July 4 – 10

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Blessed Apostles’ Fast

Beloved, let us not remain content only with calling the Apostle blessed, but let us make all our actions in such a way as to become also blessed ourselves. Let us imitate the Evangelist [John] and see what caused Christ’s love for him. What, then, was it? He left father, boat, net, and followed Jesus. But so did his brother, and so did Peter, Andrew, and the other disciples. What, then, was different and excellent in John which attracted great love?…It seems to me that John manifested great modesty and gentleness, and therefore on many occasions, he appears reserved and quiet. The example of Moses demonstrates how great a virtue of gentleness is, for it made him the kind of person he was and as great as he was. Truly, there is nothing as equal as humility. For this reason, Christ began the Beatitudes with this virtue. Just like the person who intends to set the foundation and firm ground for a very large building, so has Christ set humility in the first and foundational place. Indeed, without it, it is not possible—it is not possible, I repeat—to be saved; but even if one fasts, prays, and gives alms, if he [or she] does so with a proud spirit, all these are foolishly done, since this virtue is not present… One ought to be humble especially on this account: that the one foresees that he could have easily been in the misfortunes of his fellow mortals, and by this, learns his own nature by looking at them. – St. John Chrysostom

 

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  • Breakfast Service
    • Breakfast service has resumed
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  • Summer Nights
    • Summer Nights for College & GYP continues on Thursdays. 

This Week’s Schedule

  • Tuesday:
    • Bible Pleasure at 7:00pm
  • Wednesday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:30am
  • Thursday:
    • Liturgy: 7:30-10:00am (Arabic)
  • Friday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:30am
  • Saturday:
    • Hymns Class: 5:00-6:00pm
    • Sunday School: 6:00-7:00pm
    • Vespers & Veneration: 7:00-8:30pm.
    • Midnight Praises: 8:30-9:30pm
  • Sunday:
    • Liturgy: 7:30-11:00am
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