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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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The Vision of Christ in Glory

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 […]

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Sunday, September 27th – Bulletin

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 […]

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