August 12 - A message from Father John: Weep Icon:Good morning Beloved Parishioners and Friends: Glory be to Jesus Christ, our partner on earth: Last Thursday evening at C.N. the Myrrh Bearing Icon was presented to the campers, priests, Bishop and staff. We held a special service called the Akathist to the Theotokos, The Blessed Mother, The Nurturer of children. This special service prays for all the children, our children to be watched over by the Mother of God. There are many short prayers in this service, so I will print them one in the morning and one at night. Please read them and you will enjoy them. The priests read them and the children sang the refrain. Priest: Intercede with your Son and God, O most Holy One, that an angel from heaven be sent to our children, just as to you was sent a most mighty protector, Archangel Gabriel; and enable us to cry to you: * Raise our children to be earthly angels. * Raise our children to be heavenly people. * Raise our children to be your servants. * Raise our children to cry to you. "Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you;" The refrain: Raise our children to be made worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven (twice). See you later, Love Fr. John..
We as Christians, do not take the Summer off of worshipping... The Good Lord does not stop giving us many blessings or life during summer... Life goes on and so does worshipping on Sundays... Make time for worshipping... Because it is Heavenly.PARENTS: Be sure your children are praying at home before icons of Christ and Blessed Mother, and other Saints. This is Good.