Announcements for July 10-16, 2011

Today:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch

Tuesday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Thursday:  6:00 p Vespers

Saturday:  6:00 pm Vespers

Sunday:  8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch

Please note that the Iveron Theotokos Myrrh Streaming Icon will be at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church today at 2:30 and at Annunciation Orthodox Church this evening at 5:30.

Looking Ahead:

July 17 & 24: St. Elizabeth Ministry Presentations / Health and Wholeness Information

Saturday, July 23: Work Party (grounds and church)

July 31 — St. Elizabeth sponsored Walk (or drive) to Marshal Park

Did you know that Timothy Ware wrote The Orthodox Church when he was 28 years old?  Check this out — Bishop Kallistos interview:


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St. Nikolai Velimirovich:

You work wonders through created things, O Lord, while men have lost the gift of wonder working.

To wood and metal You give Your power; through earth and grass You bestow mercy on Your chosen ones, while people make themselves too impure to be channels of mercy.

Through fabric and paper Your might shines, while human carnality dominates the spirit.

The relics of the saints proclaim Your name and Your presence, while the tongue of people has been struck dumb by disbelief.

You have filled lifeless objects with fire, so that they may shine. When Your image in the human soul vanishes, You give power and might to Your image in wood.

Those, who in the end will weep bitterly, laugh and say: “How can lifeless objects work wonders, which even we cannot work?”

Indeed, the Logical Lord is always ready to do good to men through men.  But when people become impure, and become bereft of logic and holiness, the All-Merciful rushes to help them through inanimate objects.

O All-Merciful and Long-suffering Lord, do not leave the world without channels of Your might and mercy.

from Prayers By the Lake