Newly Received Orthodox Christians
Congratulations to our newly Chrismated Orthodox Christians. May God grant them many years!
The Creed: The Orthodox Symbol of Faith
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He arose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.
In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Orthodox Christians in Training
May God grant all our Catechumens a light yoke. Grant them the yoke of Christ, and not the yoke of man. For there is no hope in man, nor in princes, nor in the sons of men only our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
A Prayer for Our Catechumens
"O Lord our God, who dwellest in the heavens, and lookest down upon all thy works, look down upon thy servants, the catechumens, who have bowed their necks before thee, and grant them a light yoke. Make them honorable members of thy holy Church, and vouchsafe unto them the laver of regeneration, the forgiveness of sins, and the robe of incorruption, unto the knowledge of thee, our true God." (Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great)
Orthodox Christians At Work
Our Parish: Pray, Work, Love
May God Grant Them Many Years . . .
Get Well Wishes
Olga Keane's son sufferred a stroke and is currently in an Assisted Living Facility - he will be there for a while. It would certainly pick up his spirits to receive many cards. Please keep him in your prayers, and foward your well wishes to him as well.
Mr. David Neeley
c/o St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center
2800 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
Kudos - Congratulations
Dimitri Casper, son of Mark and Dannie Casper, and an altar boy at St Raphael's, has produced a video regarding "Pastor Change at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church, Inverness, FL." His video includes pictures of many visiting clergy.
(Click here to view his video)
GREAT JOB !!!!!!
CHURCH SHED: Thank you Stan Borowski and Sub-deacon Paul Besserman.
- Sub-deacon Paul Besserman & Judy
- Andrew & Karen Cuttic
- John Peregrim
- Fr. Sergious Gerken
BEAUTIFICATION OF OUR CHURCH HALL
A huge thank you to the people who worked hard to beautify our hall
- Susan Bane
- John Cologna
- Nancy Cologna
- Lilianna Denisova
- Helen Kaimer
- Nancy Kinley
- Linda Labosky
- John Peregrim Anonymous
- Joan Pereny
- Steve Pereny