Monthly Archives: June 2017

WEEKLY PROGRAM | 28 MAY – 3 JUNE 2017

SUNDAY 28 MAY
Fathers of the 1st Council | John 17:1-13
• 7.30 – 11.00am  Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 10.30 – 11.00am 
Sunday School Classes

This week’s readings:

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Persons in Communion with God and One Another: Homily for the Feast of Pentecost in the Orthodox Church

Acts 2: 1-11, John 7:37-52; 8:12

On today’s great feast of Pentecost, we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming upon the followers of the Risen Jesus, which is the birthday of His Body, the Church.  After the Savior’s resurrection, He ascended into heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to His disciples so that they would not be cut off from the new life that He has brought to the world.  The Holy Spirit is, of course, the third Person of the Holy Trinity, fully divine and eternal as are the Father and the Son.  By being filled with the Holy Spirit, the Lord’s followers participate personally and communally in the unity, power, and blessing of the very life of God by grace. Continue reading

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