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Midwinter Updates

February 4, 2012

With the beginning of the Lenten Triodion this week, we look forward to the Springtime it announces, both literally, but also the ‘Springtime of our hearts’; the renewal of the Lenten journey. But finding ourselves still firmly in Winter as we enter this month of February, we find the parish has had no lack of energy, despite the temptation of lethargy wintertime may bring. Below are some ‘midwinter updates’ on all that has been going on.

Jan. 8 – After the joyful Theophany visit of our hierarch, Bp. Michael, we celebrated a full church and a festive banquet for our annual Christmas Social and Talent Show. Photos of the event can be found here.

Jan. 15 – We celebrated as we received Christopher into the catechumenate. Father has been meeting with Chris on Saturday evenings, and has also been counseling a number of others by email and in meetings; hopefully these conversations will yield fruit to the Glory of God. Following the Liturgy, the new Parish Council took their oaths of office and were blessed to serve for 2012. Photos can be found here.

Jan. 29 – Fr. John & Peggy attended the annual Fr. Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood. The speaker, Dr. Margaret Barker, spoke on the historical and theological issues of her research into ‘Temple Theology’. The event was attended both by Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike, and the evening was marked by heartfelt and profound conversation. More about Dr. Barker’s talk can be found here.

Additionally, the new February calendar can be found on our Schedule page, which also features updated Readers’ and Coffee Hour schedules.

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