Photo credit: Reader George Konyev - Media Office of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA
Kids preparing some decorations for the Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday:
Sundays' dinner and fellowship after the Divine Liturgy:
The Annual Picnic has come and gone. Pictures for your viewing pleasure. Thank you to everyone who participated in preparation and celebration of the picnic.
PS: if you took pictures at the picnic, please send them our way to post here.
We prepared hard:
And we partied hard (some partied harder than others 😉 ):
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On September 9, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrated the Divine Liturgy, at the conclusion of which we prayed for all of our students and teachers. Since we never stop learning in life, all of us are students, and parents, among other duties they have, are also teachers. Therefore, this blessing was for everyone present.
May our Lord Jesus Christ always guide us toward attaining that wisdom that profits our souls!
Pictures from the Feast of Transfiguration this past Sunday.
“On the Feast of the Transfiguration we offer the first fruits to God that they may be blessed, and so that those who offer them and partake of them may attain joy and forgiveness. Just as these fruits grow and ripen under the rays of the summer sun, so may the spiritual fruits of faith and love increase and mature in us by the light of God’s grace.” [Fr Vassilios Papavassiliou, Meditations for the Twelve Great Feasts]
Also on this day our choir director, Andrew Miketzuk, Ludmila Pogrebinsky, and Marie Stefanelli celebrated their birthday.
Joyous Feast to all!
Happy birthday and many years!
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!