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December 2014 Holydays and schedule

    December 21 update - A message from Father John: Prayers

    Dear Parishioners and friends: Glory be to Jesus Christ; I always say good morning....it is not a very good morning. There is no peace in the world, no peace in America, no peace in New York City...no peace anywhere. We as Orthodox Christians MUST pray for peace, if we don't who will? The Lord sees what is going on the world and in America. He sees who has faith in His Holy Word, and Commandments, and He sees those who don't. We must pray for peace, you and me in small numbers...and He will see us. But if we continue to stay home on Sunday mornings, instead of worshiping, receiving Holy Communion, and praying for peace, He sees us too. When will peace be broken in our city, and neighborhood and our area. It is coming unless we pray everyday for peace and for our Bishop and our priests and our deacons, and one another. Pray for the two young families, who don't have a dad for Christmas, the policemen who died. Fr. John.

    A message from Susan Koss, Christmas Program Director:

    It is time once again to prepare for our annual St. Nicholas Day program which will be held on Sunday December 21, with a dress rehearsal held on Saturday December 20 at 12:00 noon. We encourage all of your children to participate in this wonderful program. Please let your child's teacher know sometime this week if your child is participating so that teachers may work on a program to include all students involved. We will begin giving out parts on Sunday November 23rd. In addition, if your child plays a musical instrument and would like to perform for the program, please let me know as well. Any questions, contact me via email smkoss@yahoo.com or phone (610) 772-3166. Thank for your help, Susan.

    A message from Nicholas Halladay, Jr. ACRY Advisor

    The Jr's are again collecting for the SPCA, as last year, needed are the following items: Blankets and towels, bottled water, peanut butter, bleach. We will have a collection box by the coatroom, please help, thanks. Also, we are exploring hosting a church outing at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms minor league hockey in Allentown. A tentative date is December 27. More info to come.

  • Thursday December 4: Holyday The Presentation of Mary into the Temple. Divine Liturgy at 8:45 AM.
  • Monday December 1: making of Christmas cookies, Kifli... Learn and Help...
  • Monday December 1, beginning of Advent: Advent means preparing for the coming of Christ on Christmas. Also, Advent means the coming of Christ at the end of the world. He will come as a judge to offer heaven or H... The holy will be invited into the kingdom of heaven... The others will receive no invitation. Prepare for Christmas in a holy way. During Advent, there is no eating of meat on Wednesdays and Fridays... And fasting on Christmas eve... The Holy Supper. Orthodox Christmas is on Wednesday January 7th.
  • The Church Board says: we are still receiving offerings for the oil fuel. So, please give to the special oil fuel fund... It is important that we help... Bring any Sunday, and mark on envelope, Oil Fuel... And Thanks!!
  • Do you shop at Giant? If so, please buy your cash cards from Libby McShane... The Church benefits, and you can save on gas. Please see Libby on Sundays. Thank you!


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