Sunday, 11 January, 1:30 pm: Outdoor Blessing of the Waters. After Divine Liturgy, we will gather at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park, joining the parishes of Sts Peter and Paul and St Andrew, as well as the nuns at Transfiguration Monastery. The blessing of waters will “expand” our celebration of the Lord’s Baptism by bringing the blessing of the Jordan to all of creation.
Sunday, 18 January: Feast of Anthony the Great, our patron saint. As we did in previous years, we will be hosting our brothers and sisters from the other two Orthodox parishes, donate the collection to the nuns of Transfiguration Monastery (since they are the followers of Saint Anthony, “the father of monasticism”), and learn something about how the life and teachings of Saint Anthony can help us today. Our speaker will be Dr. Timothy Becker, a student of the Fathers and an ardent seeker for the fullness of Truth, who received his doctoral degree after working with one of the very important Orthodox scholars today, Fr. John McGuckin.
Fellowship and Study Meeting in Cranberrry will resume in late January (TBA). We will continue with Saint Ignatius of Antioch's Epistle to the Ephesians, and its view of Christ as Physician. Click HERE for the text.
December 3: short essays by Mother Maria Skobtsova (+1944), one of the most recently canonized saints of the Church.
December 17: St Ignatius, Epistle to the Ephesians
Baptism of Miruna Bucur (2 Feb 2014): video here.