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Weekly Newsletter: August 21-27

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Blessed Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary

But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?” And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.” (Mark 3:33-35).

Is it not true that the Virgin Mary did the Father’s will, she who believed in faith, conceived in faith, and was chosen so that through her salvation could be established for, and was begotten by Christ before Christ was begotten in her? Holy Mary carried out, plainly and clearly, the Father’s will. Therefore, it is greater for Mary to have been a disciple of Christ than the mother of Christ. Indeed, it is greater and better that she was a disciple of Christ than the mother of Christ. Mary was therefore blessed because, even bore she gave birth, she bore the Master in her womb. – St. Augustine

If someone can become the brother of the Lord by coming to faith, we must ask how one came also become His mother. We must realize that the one who is Christ’s brother and sister by believing becomes His mother by preaching. It is as though one brings forth the Lord and infuses Him in the hearts of one’s listeners. And that person becomes His mother if, through one’s voice, the love of the Lord is generated in the mind of his [or her] neighbor. – St Gregory the Great   

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Church Announcements: 

  • No liturgy on Thursday due to Clergy Meeting
  • Bible Summer Camp:

This Week’s Schedule:

  • Monday:
    • Midnight Praises: 8:00-9:30 pm
  • Tuesday:
    • Bible Study: 7:00-8:30pm (in-person and Facebook)
  • Wednesday:
    • Liturgy: 5:00-7:00am
  • Thursday:
    • No Liturgy
    • Summer Nights 7:00-10:00pm
  • Friday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-10:30am
  • Saturday:
    • Hymns: 5:00-6:00pm
    • Sunday School: 6:00-7:00pm
    • Vespers: 7:00-7:30pm
    • Midnight Praises: 7:30-9:30am
  • Sunday:
    • Liturgy: 8:00-11:30am
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