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On Saturday, October 15, the Pandorf family participated in the Men's March for Life in Boston. #menchooslife
On Sunday, October 16, after the Divine Liturgy, our Church School families did a little apple picking.
Many years to the newlyweds Abigail and Timothy!
Happy birthday to Nadezhda and Nikolai!
Parish orienteering outing:
Saint Tikhon's Monastery Memorial Day Pilgrimage:
Thank you to Tamara and Maryann Bacsik for organizing this amazing event. There are rumors that this might become an annual parish tradition. Traditions are created, they don't make themselves. May it be blessed!
The Church School - children and their parents and teachers - are giving back to the community. They donated and planted flowers to beautify the property around the church.
Beginning of Paschal midnight Procession
Your Resurrection, O Christ our Savior, the angels in heaven sing, enable us on earth, to glorify You in purity of heart.
Happy birthday to Violet, Patrick, Sophia, James, and Fr Aleksey
On the First Sunday of Great Lent - Triumph of Orthodoxy, our children processed with icons.
Baby Alyna was also baptized this month.
Alyna's Baptismal Liturgy:
Happy birthday to Judy, Sophia, Walter, Victoria, and Matthew.
Welcome into the fold of Christ's Church to Lucas.
May God grant you many and blessed years!
A few more pictures from Lucas' baptism:
Happy birthday to Sophia, Agafya, Gene, and Matthew!
And God's blessings to Jimmy as he is heading off to Air Force!
May God grant you many and blessed years!
Today, Jan. 16, 2022, is the Sanctity of Life Sunday.
Our parishioners, the Pandorf family, participated in NJ March for Life this past week.
Christians have always maintained that life is precious and sacred from the time of our conception to the time of our death. Since this life is a gift from God, out of His goodness and graciousness, only He, and He alone, can take it away.
No person, no matter how noble, and for no reason, no matter the justification, can take away their own life or a life of another person.
Life miraculously begins at conception, therefore abortion is a wicked act of murder.
The willing neglect of the poor and the needy, and even the creation of circumstances that worsen their living situations, are all likewise acts of murder.
Capital punishment is an act of murder. It is not justice, even of the law justifies and protects it.
Euthanasia, which is becoming a more prevalent topic in our public discord, is an act of murder and suicide.
Life is God's gift to us, a gift that we receive having done nothing. We are only the stewards of this gift; and eventually we will have to answer for how well we took care of this free gift.
Be thankful and rejoice in this gift, protect your life and the lives of your neighbors, glorifying One God in Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
For more resources on the Sanctity of Life, please visit: Sanctity of Life Resources page.
Quite a few people braved the snowy weather to celebrate the Birth of our Savior.
Afterwards, we continued our celebration with a warm fellowship.
Christ is born!
A blessed Feast of Saint Nicholas!
This year's Yolka (Christmas performance) was organized, directed, and narrated by Emma Pandorf. We want to give our young people a few extra responsibilities, and Emma delivered with a great Yolka!
Great job, Emma!
At the end of the performance, as the children were singing "O who loves Nicholas the saintly," our parish was visited by a very special guest - Saint Nicholas himself! And he brought a box full of presents.
A blessed feast indeed!
On Saturday, Nov. 6, our Church School children decorated cookies for the Annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner for next Sunday, Nov. 14.
They also worked on their Trees of Thanks, writing on leaves things they are thankful for. The trees will be used to decorate tables at the Thanksgiving Dinner.
Saint John's men's group, the Singac Cossacks, spent a nice and foggy Saturday decking the halls, both outside and inside.
Men, job well done!
Procession with icons and children's sermon on the significance of icons.
As the Prophets beheld, as the Apostles taught, as the Church received, as the Teachers dogmatized, as the Universe agreed, as Grace illumined, as the Truth revealed, as falsehood passed away, as Wisdom presented, as Christ awarded, thus we declare, thus we affirm, thus we proclaim Christ our true God and honor His saints, in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in churches, in holy icons.
On the one hand, worshipping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord. And on the other hand, honoring and venerating His saints as true servants of the same Lord.
This is the Faith of the Apostles. This is the Faith of the Fathers. This is the Faith of the Orthodox. This is the Faith, which has established the Universe.
On Sunday, December 15, we were happy to host the Halsell family from Saint Vladimir's Seminary, whom our parish sponsored for Saint Nicholas Wish List Project organized by FOCA (R Club). Katrina Fett organized and ran the project for our parish.
After the Liturgy, the kids presented a Yolka performance on the life of Saint Nicholas. After that, Saint Nicholas himself visited us with presents!
Glory to Jesus Christ!