Sunday, July 19, 2020

Uncovering of the relics of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov here for more.

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Fathers of the First Six Councils here for more.

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July 4, 2020

Brothers and Sisters,

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th marks the very beginning of, as President George Washington called it, the “great experiment” which is these United States. For over two hundred years, men and women of all ages, races, ethnicities, and languages have participated in this great venture and have worked and sacrificed to make it a success.  And that work continues in our own day as we do our part to further the principles upon which this nation was founded.  As the following uncredited quote observes,

“The 4th of July
Independence Day...

The day that we threw off our shackles...
The day that we became a nation...
A nation that soon became the greatest on Earth...
A nation that became a world leader...
A nation that became a world innovator..
A nation where dreams were fostered and became reality...
A nation of great minds...
A nation where inventors could make the impossible become the possible...
A nation that became a nation...
A nation that guaranteed free speech for all...
A nation that strives to put people first...
A nation that welcomed those from other countries so that we could build our nation even further and make it even greater...

A nation that remembers past events, learns from them, and moves on to the future…

So, let us be proud of what we have achieved, learn from our errors, and do what we can do together to make our future better for everyone.”

Indeed, let us do what we can so that together we can make our future better for everyone.


Wishing you a safe and happy day- and day filled with gratitude for the blessings we have received.  With love in the Lord,


+Bishop Daniel


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