Author Archive | Fr. Leonid Schmidt

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Sunday, November 8th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Saint Theophan on Fallen Human Nature: “Maintain the conviction that our disorderliness is not natural to us, and do not listen to those who say, ‘It is no use talking about it, because that is just how we are made, and you cannot do anything about it.’ That is not […]

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Sunday, November 1st – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Saint Nikolai of Zhica on Almsgiving: “In Holy Communion we receive the Living Lord Christ Himself, in the form of bread and wine; in almsgiving we give to the Living Lord Christ Himself, in the form of the poor and needy.” Quotable: “If you think of this world as a place […]

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Blessing Talida and Arun’s new home

After a bright Sunday Liturgy and the usual feast at coffee hour, Matushka, Eva and I hopped into the car to follow Talida and Arun to their new home. After a white-knuckle drive down 287 and some serious back-roads navigating to avoid the tolls, we arrived in Jamesburg almost an hour later. Friends and family were already gathered […]

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Four days with St Anna

I first met St Anna as a young convert to Orthodoxy. I had little practical experience in the faith and knew even less about the tradition of miraculous icons and relics. My parish priest gave me a great gift when he took me to a small Russian church near the museum in Philadelphia for the […]

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Sunday, October 18th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Happy, well-adjusted disasters: Sermon notes for the third in a five-part series on Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. Abba Dorotheus on the fear of God: “There are two kinds of fear: one preliminary, the other perfect; the one found in beginners – as someone called it ‘of the devout’; the other in those […]

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Fourth Annual Road Rally

St Gregory’s will hold its fourth annual Road Rally on Sunday, November 8th at 1pm. From Jan Eyerman, the organizer of the rally: You do not need any special equipment, experience, or special knowledge to compete (and maybe win).  It is kind of like a scavenger hunt, except you don’t collect stuff, you have to […]

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Memory Eternal: Sharon Kloss

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” (John 12:24) Sharon, beloved wife of Larry Kloss, reposed in the Lord last night at Hunterdon Medical Center shortly before 8pm. She had received the sacraments […]

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Sunday, October 11th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: The Religion of Nice: Sermon notes for the second in a five-part series on Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. Abba Dorotheus on the conscience: “Let us be zealous, brothers, to guard our conscience for as long as we are in this world and not to neglect its promptings in anything.” Epigraph: “Aim at heaven and you […]

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The Mystery of Repentance

The life of a Christian is filled with many sorrows and many joys. We have a merciful Lord, who showed us the greatest example of self-sacrificing love, and the final triumph of good over evil, life over death, and love over hatred, in His Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension. This is the source of all of […]

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Memory Eternal: Robert Bell

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” (John 12:24) Robert Bell, a dedicated parishioner of St Gregory’s, reposed in the Lord at his home on Saturday, October 3rd, surrounded by his family. Robert […]

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