July 18, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Congratulations to THOMAS and ELIZABETH SIMS on the birth of their first child, a son, to whom they have given the name PAUL in honor of the Holy Apostle. May the Lord grant them His continued blessings and many happy and healthy years!
Tomorrow we will prayerfully remember Archpriest Stephen Kachur on the 20th Anniversary of his repose. Though he had already entered retirement, Father Stephen and Matushka Elizabeth (Dolores) were wonderful servants to our parish community for a number of years, making the sacrifice of driving from Tucson every weekend in order to assure that our parish would have the opportunity to celebrate the Divine Liturgy every week. Matushka continues to reside in Tucson. Tomorrow we will also remember Dennis Tarasevich, a cherished and active member of our parish, on the 2nd Anniversary of his repose. May the Lord grant these, His Servants, blessed repose and memory eternal!
This Sunday is the commemoration day of the Holy Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils and, being July 19, is also the commemoration of the “Uncovering of the Relics” of Saint Seraphim of Sarov. It was on this day in 1903 that our venerable Father Seraphim was glorified as a Saint of Christ’s Holy Church. Although the Russian Church suffered greatly through most of the 20th century, the life and works of Saint Seraphim were never forgotten in the hearts of the Russian people. Indeed, those who left Russia during the new times of trouble carried his great spiritual legacy and the stories of his life, teaching, and intercession throughout the world.
To learn more about the 1903 glorification celebrations, go to this link:
With love in the Lord,