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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
At 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 […]
Highlights from this week’s bulletin: “Twilight of the Idols”: Sermon notes on 2 Corinthians 6:16–7:1 Father Zecharias on repentance: “God redeems man’s whole life, his past and even his future by means of repentance. Our life is full of sins… but repentance renders them powerless, wiping them out in God’s sight.” Epigraph: “It does not […]
On Friday, October 16th, at 7pm, St Gregory’s will welcome the miraculous icon of St Anna, the mother of Mary. The history of the icon can be found here, as well as an interview with Archimandrite Afanasy, the priest who commissioned the icon.
Highlights from this week’s bulletin: Sermon Notes: “Deny… Take up… Follow Me…’ Excerpts from St Maximos’ Fourth Century on Love Elder Thaddaeus on repentance: “Repentance is the renewal of life. This means we must free ourselves of all our negative traits and turn them toward absolute good. No sin is unforgivable except the sin of […]