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Apostle-and-Evangelist-Saint-Matthew Bulletin for November 16, 2014 - Download Bulletin On November 16th, we commemorate The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, who was also named Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27); he was one of the Twelve Apostles (Mark 3:18; Luke 6:45; Acts 1:13), and was brother of the Apostle James Alphaeus (Mark 2:14). He was a publican, or tax-collector for Rome, in a …
The Icon of The Assembly of the Holy Unmercenaries Bulletin for November 2, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Assembly of the Holy Unmercenaries, the “Healers of Soul & Body” On November 2nd, we commemorate The Assembly of the Holy Unmercenaries. These Saints are known for their gifts of healing and for their selflessness. Here are just some of the hymn verses from Great Vespers about them: “… Together let us …
Holy Glorious Demetrius the Myrrhgusher of Thessalonica Bulletin for October 26, 2014 - Download Bulletin Holy, Glorious Demetrius the Myrrhgusher of Thessalonica On October 26th, we commemorate Holy, Glorious Demetrius the Myrrhgusher of Thessalonica. The Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica was the son of a Roman proconsul in Thessalonica. Three centuries had elapsed and Roman paganism, spiritually shattered and defeated by the multitude of martyrs and …
The Holy Prophet Joel Bulletin for October 19, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Holy Prophet Joel On October 19th, we commemorate The Holy Prophet Joel. The Prophet Joel (800 B.C.) predicted the desolation of Jerusalem. He also prophesied that the Holy Spirit would be poured out upon all people, through the Savior of the world. An example of some of his writings in the Holy …
Father Ken Stavrevsky blesses Comet, a Tennesse Walker, who belongs to the Rochester Police Department. Thank You For A Wonderful Blessing of Animals and Pets 2014 - We extend a very warm and heartfelt thank you to the local community and parishioners of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church. You made our recent Blessing of Animals and Pets 2014 event a huge success. Thank you for your participation and thank you for your compassionate love for your pets. We All Had A …
St-Martin-The-Merciful-Bishop-Of-Tours Bulletin for October 12, 2014 - Download Bulletin Saint Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours On October 12th, we commemorate Saint Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours. Saint Martin the Merciful was born at Sabaria in Pannonia (modern Hungary) in 316. Since his father was a Roman officer, he also was obliged to serve in the army. Martin did so unwillingly, …
The Martyr Charitina of Rome Bulletin for October 5, 2014 - Download Bulletin The Martyr Charitina of Rome On October 5th, we commemorate the Martyr Charitina of Rome, who was orphaned in childhood and raised like a daughter by the pious Christian, Claudius. She was subjected to horrible torments for her strong confession of the Lord Jesus Christ, and fell asleep in the Lord in the …
Holy Prince Wenceslaus (Vyacheslav) of the Czechs Bulletin for September 28, 2014 - Download Bulletin Today we commemorate the Holy Prince Wenceslaus (Vyacheslav) of the Czechs. He was a grandson of the holy Martyr and Princess Ludmilla. Also, Celeste Johnson and David Gregor will be united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony!  
pet bird ready to be blessed Blessing Is The Orthodox Way – Even For Animals And Pets - Download Pet Blessing Flyer Download Order of the Service You Are Invited! Come And See The Blessing of Pets And Animals The offering of blessings is significant and customary in the Orthodox Christian tradition. Reflecting the transforming and sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit within the Body of Christ, these blessings act as manifestations of …
Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 1.10.44 PM Bulletin for September 21, 2014 - Download Bulletin Today we commemorate Saint Dmitri, Metropolitan of Rostov.