leap for joy, O waters of the Great Lakes;
rise up, O fertile plains of Canada;
for the elect of Christ who dwelt in you are glorified,
men and women who left their homes for a new land!
With faith, hope and patience as their armor,
they courageously fought the good fight.
Comforted by the beauty of the Orthodox Faith,
they labored in mines and mills, they tilled the land,
they braved the challenges of the great cities,
enduring many hardships and sufferings.
Never failing to worship God in spirit and truth
and unyielding in devotion to His most pure Mother,
they erected many temples to His glory.
Come, O assembly of the Orthodox,
and with love let us praise the holy women, men and children,
those known to us and those known only to God,
and let us cry out to them:
"Rejoice, All Saints of North America and pray to God for us!"
from the Stichera for the Feast of All Saints of North America, June 18
The Apostles' Fast began June 12 and will continue 17 days until the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on June 29.
Wednesday Morning 11 AM Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, June 21, to discuss chapters 14 and 15 of Changes That Heal by Henry Cloud. It offers us a chance to look at ourselves and our relationships to see if there are changes that we need to make in order to find healing from God. The study is open to everyone - please join us as we seek out God's healing and make godly changes in our thinking and behavior.
St Paul's Parish Feast Day Celebration will be on June 28 with Vespers-Liturgy at 6:00 PM with a special potluck supper afterwards. We will have special guests: Fr. Joseph Gingrich and members of our sister parish of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and Archbishop Alexander of Dallas.
Sunday Afternoon Discussion meets June 25th to continue the discussion of the chapter Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving of Fr. Tom Hopko's Spirituality, (Volume 4 of the The Orthodox Faith series) . Join us in the library at noon.
NEW from Fr. Ted's Blog
6/18: Purity of Heart: Not Just Skin Deep
6/17: Expressing the Holy Trinity in Ourselves
6/16: The Promise Not Through the Law
6/15: A Greatly Troubled Heart
6/14: 2017 Post-Paschal Sunday Themes (PDF)
6/13: Making Christ Your Greatest Love
6/12: Make Holiness Perfect (2 Cor 7:1)