Author Archive | Fr. Leonid Schmidt

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Upcoming services

Please welcome Father Samuel and Matushka Joanne Kedala! Father Samuel will be serving the next two weeks as we await the assignment of a new rector. All services and events are listed again on the calendar page. Sunday, January 3rd – Sunday before Theophany Liturgy, 10am Tuesday, January 5th – Eve of Theopany Vesperal Liturgy […]

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SundayBulletin

Sunday, December 27th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: On the Nativity“[L]et us all humble ourselves; let us all fall down in the dust before the boundless humility and exhaustion of the Sovereign of all, of God, Who has come to heal our infirmities, to save us from pride, vanity, corruption, and every sinful impurity.” – St John of […]

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Sunday, December 20th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Do not be ashamed to repent…“Do not be ashamed when you repent. Pay attention to what the devil did to you. These are two things: sin and repentance. Sin is a wound; repentance is a medicine.” – St John Chrysostom Quotable: “Old books help us rediscover the sensibilities once common […]

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Sunday, December 13th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Look towards Christ…: “Those who desire and crave to belong to Christ and who abandon themselves to the will of God become worthy.” – Elder Porphyrios Quotable: “The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside […]

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Sunday, December 6th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Let us give thanks: “If someone wants to be saved, no person and no time, place or occupation can prevent him. He must not, however, act contrary to the objective that he has in view, but must with discrimination refer every thought to the divine purpose…” – St Peter of Damascus Quotable: […]

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Sunday, November 29th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Let us give thanks: “Let us give thanks to God continually. For, it is outrageous that when we enjoy His benefaction to us in deed every single day, we do not acknowledge the favor with so much as a word; and this, when the acknowledgment confers great benefit on us. He […]

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The Naming of a Child

Since the time of Abraham, the sign of the covenant between God and the Hebrews (later Israel) was circumcision. According to the book of Leviticus, male children were circumcised on the eighth day after their birth; this was their entrance into the qa’hal, the people of God. Christians, however, enter into the new Israel – […]

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Sunday, November 22nd – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: What is the Orthodox Church? “The Orthodox Church is a body or community of people, who, first – correctly believe in divine revelation; and second – who obey a lawful hierarchy instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ himself, through the holy apostles.” – St Sebastian Dobovich Sermon Notes: Stewardship: Giving […]

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Sunday, November 15th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Bitter Medicines: “We are sick; and most useful for the sick are bitter medicines. The Savior Himself all of His life did not have a place to lay His head, and He finished his life on the cross — why should his followers have a better lot? The Spirit of […]

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4th Annual Road Rally a success!

On Sunday, November 8th, St Gregory’s hosted the 4th Annual FOCA Road Rally. 11 teams competed for glory by answering riddles related to an hour-long tour through scenic Hunterdon County. Our very own Patrick and Amy Fox used their home-field advantage to win first prize in the modern class and first prize overall. After the […]

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