We have a Public prayer list, (http://docs.google.com/View?id=dzgvjb6_16f2pcdrhn ) which we use in our regular Monday Moleben, and also in special petitions in all Divine Liturgies we serve. Some people we know personally, but many times we have never met them or they live far away. Many are Orthodox Christians, and these we also commemorate in the Proskimidie of the Divine Liturgy, and many are not. It does not matter: if someone asked, we pray. Many times a person is on our prayer list for a long time and I have no idea how to contact them or find out how they are doing. Other times, I am able to ?check in? and know something of how their life is turning out. This is always a great consolation ? to see the object of our prayer doing well. Here are some recent ?answers? to prayer.
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas Electronic Newsletter November 7/20 23nd Sunday after Pentecost Announcements Prayer Requests Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week Fasting in the Coming week Announcements Our parish participates in the Haitian Orthodox Family Relief project. We provide $100 a month to support a family of 14 in Haiti. Because… Continue reading Electronic Newsletter November 7/20 23nd Sunday after Pentecost
The demons can tempt man in many ways, and the exorcism of the Gadarene demoniac shows three aspects of their warfare against man. We are shown that without God, we would be annihilated by the demons, and that their most deadly attacks are invisible to most people. If we want to be rid of the demons and their influence, there is one thing that we must do.
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas Electronic Newsletter October 31/ November 13 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Announcements Prayer Requests Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week Fasting in the Coming week Links related to the coming week Announcements Dn. Nicholas is looking for volunteers to help do some work on the upkeep of… Continue reading Electronic Newsletter October 31/ November 13 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Icon of St Isaac the Syriuan with a saying of his (Let us not grieve when we make a slip, but when we become hardened by it.)and commentary including the aphorism
In your younger grandchildren’s typical wide-eyed excited manner of telling things, with her precious childish lisp she said to them:
“I finally know de secwet to being good in chuwch! – twy!! It’s so much easier to be good when you twy!”
The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus is quickly explained, then we talk about the important and frightening words: “Remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.” Our Lord is giving us an immutable principle, which we can use as a sort of mnemonic device to judge everything we do. This is difficult without much change, and the Apostle Paul offers the way to accomplish this massive task of proper trading: “I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God”
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas
October 24/ November 6 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week
Fasting in the Coming week
Links related to the coming week
Here is a list of Scripures to use as talking points to teach about confession. I just threw this together. I have another one started with gleanings fomr the Fathers. I would appreciate additions, and more commentary about Psalm 50. I have not checked all Psalm references to correspond to the Septuagint.