The Vision of Christ in Glory

Christ_Pantocrator_mosaic_from_Hagia_Sophia_2744_x_2900_pixels_3.1_MBAt a Parish Council conference held during the summer of 2014, Father John Reeves of Holy Trinity reminded us that “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). Taking these words seriously, the parish council began to work on a plan for the future of St Gregory’s.

This booklet, produced for our Annual Parish meeting in January of 2015, is meant to convey a picture of what we want our parish to become.

As the world around us becomes more chaotic, individualized, and secular, our hope to thrive in the coming years lies in making St Gregory’s the center of life for its members; to encourage, nurture and strengthen young families; to use the ‘little t’ traditions of Orthodox culture to lead others to Holy Tradition; to proclaim Christ as the only Savior in a world full of would-be ‘saviors.’

If our vision is to rise above ‘strategic plans’ and marketing ploys, it must be the vision of Christ in Glory. In short, we must strive to become transparent to Christ in everything we do, so that when visitors answer our offer to “come and see,” they will encounter the Lord in His Holy Church.

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