Holy Ascension of Christ
June/2022 - Newsletter 2
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Thank you to all who have served our parish in preparation for Holy Ascension by cleaning, cooking, serving, and singing! Your efforts helped to create a beautiful and joyous Feast!
As we celebrate Pentecost,, take some time out your busy day to sit and ponder the Grace of the Holy Spirit.
Meditation on the Feast of Pentecost by St. Cyril of Jerusalem
“And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:3-4). They partook of fire, not of burning but of saving fire; of fire which consumes the thorns of sins, but gives luster to the soul. This is now coming upon you also, and that to strip away and consume your sins which are like thorns, and to brighten yet more that precious possession of your souls, and to give you grace; for He gave it then to the Apostles. And He sat upon them in the form of fiery tongues, that they might crown themselves with new and spiritual diadems by fiery tongues upon their heads. A fiery sword barred of old the gates of Paradise; a fiery tongue which brought salvation restored the gift.”
+ St. Cyril of Jerusalem (Catechetical Lectures: Lecture 17 no. 15)
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Highlights from our Parish Feast!
June 12 - Feast of Pentecost
June 19 - Sunday of All Saints - Fr. Nicholas is out of town
June 20 - July 11 - APOSTLES FAST
June 24 - Parish Council Meeting
June 26 - All Saints of North America and Russia
Wondering when the Parish Picnic will take place?
- We are planning to reserve a shelter in the fall.
- Stay tuned for more details!
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