Christ is in our midst! He is and ever shall be!
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|His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, Primate Archpriest Michael Tassos, Rector Priest Jon Fate, Attached Protodeacon Stephen Bell, Attached Archpriest Michael Lewis of blessed memory|
Regular Weekly Services
Great Vespers ~ Saturday ~ 6pm
Matins ~ Sunday ~ 8:50am
Divine Liturgy ~ Sunday ~ 10am
Our own Deacon Stephen was elevated to the rank of Protodeacon by the hand of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH on Sunday, October 18th. Axios!
This year is the Centennial Jubilee of the Falling Asleep of St. Raphael of Brooklyn (1915-2015). Click HERE to read more.
On the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the kidnapping of the two Metropolitans of Aleppo
His Eminence Paul (Yazigi) and His Eminence John (Abraham) on April 22, 2013
A Joint Statement has been issued by the two Patriarchates of Antioch and of All the East:
The Greek Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church. To read the statement click HERE
Please continue to pray for Metropolitan PAUL and Archbishop JOHN and for their quick release from captivity and safe return!
The Holy Advent Fast began on Sunday, November 15th and continues through December 24th.
Upcoming at St. Luke
- Wednesday, November 25th – Akathist of Thanksgiving at 7pm.
THANK YOU – to all who attended, donated, and helped to host the St. Barbara Monastery Chapel Building Benefit Dinner at St. Luke on Sunday, November 8th.
Upcoming in the Orthodox Community
- Saturday, December 5th 2015: St. Barnabas Advent Retreat with V. Rev. Fr. Tryphon, Abbot of the Brotherhood of the All-Merciful Saviour in Vashon Island, WA 9am-3:15pm. Click HERE for more information.
Morning Prayer of the Optina Elders
O Lord, grant that I may meet all that this coming day brings to me with spiritual tranquility. Grant that I may fully surrender myself to your holy will.
At every hour of this day, direct and support me in all things. Whatsoever news may reach me in the course of the day, teach me to accept it with a calm soul and the firm conviction that all is subject to your holy will.
Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions. In all unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is under your care.
Grant that I may deal straightforwardly and wisely with every member of my family, neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone.
O Lord, grant me the strength to endure the fatigue of the coming day and all the events that take place during it. Direct my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to be patient, to forgive, and to love. Amen.
More info on the Optina Elders