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Nativity of our Lord 2014 – Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon

Christ is born!  Glorify Him!

To the honorable Clergy, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America,

My Beloved Brethren and Blessed Children in the Lord,

I greet all of you with the joy of the most glorious Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ!  As Saint Leo the Great reminds us in his sermon on the Nativity, “in adoring the birth of our Savior, we find that we are celebrating the commencement of our own lives, for the birth of Christ is the source of life for the Christian people, and the birthday of the Head is the birthday of the Body.”

Indeed, we rejoice and celebrate on this great day.  Yet we must never fail to recall those for whom the earthly sojourn seems to be anything but joyful—the lost and searching and seeking, the lonely and forgotten, the sick and imprisoned and persecuted, the hungry and thirsty, and those who, like the Christ Child, “have no where to lay their heads.”  If the birth of Christ is the commencement and source of our lives, then it is not only our duty, but our blessed honor, to share the light of the newborn Christ with those who sit “in the valley of the shadow of death,” thereby revealing the love God so richly and unconditionally pours out on all who would accept it.

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Christmas Sale “The Second Life of Books”

On December 28th our parish will host a Christmas Sale, “The Second Life of Books”. We kindly ask you to donate any old or new books, for adults or for children, in Russian, English, French, or Ukrainian, on the following topics:
–       Spirituality and religious teaching;
–       History of the Church;
–       History of culture;
–       History of philosophy;
–       Lives of saints;
–       Tales for children;
–       Cooking recipes;
–       Sewing, embroidery, and knitting;
–       Gardening, plants, and pets;
–       Dictionaries and illustrated albums;
–       CDs, DVDs, or records with music or literary, spiritual or educational material.
We accept all books in good condition, no matter their age. You may bring your donations until December 22nd on Saturdays and Sundays to the lower church hall with the note “Christmas Sale”.
All funds raised are for the benefit of the parish.






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Christmas 2012 (photos)

Noel 2012









Photos by Peter Ferst

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Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas eve 2012









Photos by Peter Ferst

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Christmas 2011 Photos

Vigil and concert
Photos by Peter Ferst, click image to start slideshow





Mass and Lunch
Photos de Peter Ferst, click image to start slideshow

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