Matuska Anna Union
Brothers and Sisters, on Monday, July 4 2016, our beloved Matushka Anna Union fell asleep in the Lord after losing her long battle with cancer. The funeral was celebrated on July 6, presided over by his Emminence Archbishop BENJAMIN
and 7 priests including our newly assigned priest Fr. Joseph Ramos. She is servived by her husband Protodeacon Elias, her 3 children and her 5 grandchildren. May her memory be eternal!
Olivia Anne's Baptism
Brothers and Sisters, on Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m., we will be baptizing and chrismating
a brand-new Orthodox person: Olivia Anne Cooper. She is the daughter of our sister in Christ Elizabeth Cooper and her husband Ben, who is currently serving in the Armed Forces. A much-loved friend of many in our parish, Archpriest Basil Rhodes, will take part in the service.
A New Baby in Our Midst
On the 20th of January, a new person came into the world when our sister in Christ, Elizabeth Cooper,
gave birth to the very cute (and lively) Olivia Anne. Olivia and her mom are doing fi ne, and daddy Benjamin
Cooper is beaming. The Grandparents on the Union side show great happiness in the event, and
one can be fairly sure that the grandparents on the Cooper side are happy as well. Praise be to God yet
another wonderful gift to His people.
Bishop Visit 2010
Once again His Grace Bishop Benjamin blessed us with his visit on December 18th and 19th 2010. It was a joy to have His Grace celebrate the Hierarchical Liturgy with us and to enjoy a festal meal with him afterwards.
Elizabeth Union Wedding
On Sunday, December 27 2009, following Divine Liturgy for the Third Day of Nativity, we will celebrate an additional joyous occasion: Elizabeth Union and her fiancee Benjamin Cooper will be married in our church. Elizabeth and Benjamin met while in the U.S. Army. (Let no one say that serving our country is unromantic!) As Benjamin will be engaged in intensive pre-deployment training very shortly after the wedding date, His Grace Bishop Benjamin very lovingly and graciously granted a dispensation for Elizabeth and Benjamin to be wed during the Nativity season. Let us pray that they have great happiness, and experience fully the riches of the marital life. God bless you, Elizabeth and Benjamin!
New photos have been posted in the Hierarchical, Church Picnic and Cupola Installation sections.
Tenth Anniversary Celebration
Our Parish 10th Anniversary Celebration will occur on the 19th of December; mark your calendars, tell your friends and acquaintances! Bishop Benjamin will be with us.
Molieben for Church Growth
Fr. Andrew has begun a regular schedule of praying the Molieben of Supplication to the Holy Spirit on behalf of our mission, on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. Specifically, this Molieben is for church growth. All who wish to join in are encouraged to do so. The Molieben is approximately 30 minutes long.
The Bible Study featuring the Commentary of St. John Chrysostom will take place every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.