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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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Sunday, October 4th – Bulletin

Highlights from this week’s bulletin: A Two-Story Universe: Sermon notes for the first in a five-part series on Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. Abba Dorotheus on humility: “Lowliness is really a great thing, for every kind of good is advanced by lowliness, and by working at it we cut short our journey… For humility alone can bring us into the spiritual […]

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