Fr. Gregory and Pani Chris would like to invite all of our parish to their home for our annual parish picnic/cookout on Saturday, August 26th, at 3pm. Vespers will be cancelled that evening. A rain date has been scheduled for the following day, Sunday the 27th, after Liturgy. And note that the pool is open, so bring your bathing suit and a towel! Further information about what food to bring for the cookout will be forthcoming as the date approaches. See Fr. Gregory for details and directions.
Please join us Monday, August 14th, 2017, at 7pm as we celebrate Vespers for the The Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. All are welcome as we celebrate this Great Feast of our Church.
For more information on this Feast day, see here: The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary.
Please check out a few new adult and children’s books that have been added to our small but valuable parish library!
Acquiring the Mind of Christ: Embracing the Vision of the Orthodox Church (St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press) by Archimandrite Sergius, Abbot of St. Tikhon’s Monastery. From the publisher: St. Paul clearly states: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…” (Phil 2:5.) How do we acquire this Mind of Christ and where is it to be found? For the Orthodox Christian, salvation is the acquisition of this Mind of Christ which is to be found in the Church. This acquisition moves us from the image of God to the likeness of God; through our obedience to this call we begin to know God and this knowledge is eternal life (John 17:3). This small book hopes to begin to answer how acquiring the Mind of Christ is possible and why it is necessary in our lives today.
Mark your calendars! Bring your pets to the church yard on Sat, July 29, at 1pm for the blessing of the animals. All are welcome! Light refreshments will also be served.
Due to Fr. Gregory’s vacation this week, Vespers has been cancelled for this evening, May 27. There will be a Reader’s Service tomorrow morning at 9:30AM. Sunday School is still on tomorrow for 9:00AM. We hope to see you there!
Please join us this Wednesday, May 24, as we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord with the service of Vespers. Vespers will begin at 7pm. We hope to see you as we gather together to celebrate one of the great feasts of our church!
The first annual Four Evangelists Orthodox Church family camping trip was a great success! Many thanks to those who came out to Susquehanna State Park for a great weekend. (A special thank you to the Seeley family for organizing and getting this trip off the ground!)
During the weekend our camping families went on a hike, engaged in a geocaching adventure, fished in Deer Creek, ate great camp food, played games at the campfire, and enjoyed some good old-fashioned relaxation. Sunday morning ended with morning prayers and breakfast.
Plans are already being discussed for the 2nd annual trip! Stay tuned!
On March 10, the Kardiotissa “Tender Heart” myrrh-flowing icon of the Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA, will visit our church. A moleben (prayer service of supplication) to the Mother-of-God will be served before the icon at 6pm followed by anointings. The doors of the church will open at 5pm for veneration of the icon and prayer.
On March 10, the Kardiotissa icon, “The Tender Heart” myrrh-flowing icon of the Virgin Mary from St. George Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA, will visit our church. A moleben (prayer service of supplication) to the Mother-of-God will be served before the icon at 6pm followed by anointings. The doors of the church will open at 5pm for veneration of the Icon and prayer.
On Saturday, March 11, at 9am will be the consecration of our new Altar and Temple by Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel. A hierarchical Divine Liturgy will follow, as well as a luncheon banquet.
Please join us as we celebrate this wonderful time in our parish history!
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, January 5th, we will be celebrating the Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord at 7pm. (The Feast of Theophany is on the 6th, however, the liturgical day starts at sundown the day before). Please join us in celebration of this great feast of the Church. The blessing of the water will follow. If you would like to take home blessed water, please bring a container.
When You, O Lord were baptized in the Jordan / The worship of the Trinity was made manifest / For the voice of the Father bore witness to You / And called You His beloved Son. / And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, / Confirmed the truthfulness of His word. / O Christ, our God, You have revealed Yourself / And have enlightened the world, glory to You!
For more information regarding The Feast of Theophany, see here.