On Sunday, May 20, we held a nice Sunday School graduation ceremony. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Father Aleksey delivered a kids sermon based on the icon of Christ - the Good Shepherd. Afterwards, we said thanksgiving prayer for the fun and successful school year, and kids received certificates with prayer cubes.
On this Mother's Day we prayed for all of our mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers. At the end of the Liturgy, during the veneration of the Cross, everyone received a flower for their mothers.
Happy Mother's Day!
Many years to all the great women who have raised us!
From left to right: Joan Drobik, Harry Stryker, Matushka Tzila & Father Michael Rozdilski (Father Aleksey's seminary classmate, visiting us this Sunday), guy with the cross, Lily Mataya (in her mother's arms), and Sandra Perry.
God grant them all many years, and happy birthday to those who celebrated it!
Christ is risen!
Paschal Gospel reading, John 1:1-5, in Russian and Latin.
Great job, girls!
Birthday amigos (from left to right): Irene Fedorowicz, James Andrews, Fr Aleksey, Michael Kaniuk.
Happy birthday! Many and blessed years!
When we were buried with You in Baptism, O Christ God,
We were made worthy of eternal life by Your Resurrection!
Now we praise You and sing:
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord!