Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/19/2020

The Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas
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Epistle Reading: Philippians 2:2-12

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:34-30

The Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas; Eroteis the Martyr of Cappadocia; Makarios the Righteous of Chios

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The 2020 CN Summer Experience

Monday, September 21, 2020

You would think that there wasn’t much to do for Camp this past summer. You would think that a 2-week online program wouldn’t require much effort. You would think that bringing kids together in the virtual world is as easy as clicking “the mouse” a couple time. That’s what you would think. You would be VERY wrong!

I am not really sure how to describe what we came to call the 2020 CN Summer Camp Experience, which was the online program the Camp offered our Diocesan children, not as a replacement for being together AT Camp, but as something that would give them what they always need…Christ Himself. It will sound terribly grandiose to you, but I would describe the 2020 CN Summer Camp Experience as a journey; a journey whose purpose was hidden from us until the journey was completely finished. Read more...

National ACRY Awards Announced!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

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ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS NEWS

 



Assembly of Bishops Agrees on a New Common Vision

Thursday, October 8, 2020

After a second day of productive deliberations, the Assembly of Bishops agreed on a Common Vision that commits themselves to work together toward Orthodox Christian Unity and Outreach, Common Orthodox Witness, Ministries and Initiatives, and Organizational Excellence. Read More ...

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Meditations for Orthodox Families

Weekly meditations for families, with Saint’s stories, Scriptures and lessons designed to open up conversation and to enrich the family’s “Little Church.”

The Parable of The Leven 

October 1, 2020 Length: 13:50

This week, Elissa Bjeletich and Kristina Wenger explore the meaning behind Christ's parable of the leaven which completely and permanently transformed three measures of meal.

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SPIRITUAL READING
 

Forgiveness From The Heart

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

There are times when forgiveness, which is nothing less than a breakthrough of the Kingdom of God on earth, flows with less difficulty from our hearts. There are other times when our mouths may speak forgiveness, but our hearts still hold onto some grudge, some offence, some sin, and we are not able to grant the forgiveness so necessary for the sake of our souls. Why is that? Why does forgiveness proceed from us with less effort sometimes than at other times? Further, if we are struggling with forgiving someone from our heart, what do we do? Are there any "steps" we can take to help heal the rift of sin and find peace for our souls? The parable of the Wicked Servant (Matthew18:23-35) offers an excellent model of the steps required to forgive from the heart. There are at least three steps this parable teaches us that we can take, and really must take, in order for genuine forgiveness to proceed from our hearts, and therefore, for us to receive salvation. Read more...


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SPF50 MINISTRY
Praying together and reading Scripture together are pillars of a Christ- centered Orthodox Christian family. While families may desire to have these activities in their home, they may not be sure how to start. SPF50 intends to help our families bridge that gap. SPF stands for “Scripture, Prayer, Family” and is designed to equip families to read the Scriptures and pray together at home.

This will be an ongoing parish-centered program to help families have quality time with our Lord and with one another, both of which are hard to come by. 

A digital copy of SPF50's Third publication is now available on the SPF50 Web Page.
 
 

Weekly Message

Each week of the SPF50 Ministry, a brief reflection will be offered to encourage us in our life of faith at home with our families.  These reflections will be based on the Gospel readings assigned for the week.  You can access the weekly reflections below and find archived copies of previous reflections on the SPF50 Web Page.
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