The last part of the Great Commandment, especially the 'as yourself' part is as important as the first two, to love God and neighbor.

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Spiritual Quotes

Now the virgin is returning…
A new human race is descending from the heights of heaven…
The birth of a child, with whom the iron age of humanity will end and the golden age begin…
Under your guidance, whatever vestiges remain of our ancient wickedness,
Once done away with, shall free the earth from its incessant fear…
      For your sake, O child, the earth, without being tilled,
Will freely pour forth its gifts…
Your very cradle shall pour forth for you
Caressing flowers. The serpent too shall die…
Assume your great honors, for the time will soon be at hand,
Dear child of the gods, great offspring of Jove!
See how it totters – the world’s vaulted might,
Earth, and wide ocean, and the depths of heaven,
All of them, look, caught up in joy at the age to come.

  - Vergil, Fourth Ecologue

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Upcoming Services and Events

Saturday, December 20

5 pmGreat Vespers

Sunday, December 21

8:45 amOrthros
10 amDivine Liturgy

Wednesday, December 24

9 amRoyal Hours for the Nativity
11 amVesperal Liturgy of St. Basil
6:45 pmOrthros
8 pmFestal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil

Thursday, December 25

No Services

Saturday, December 27

5 pmGreat Vespers

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Service Schedule and Calendar

Sunday Orthros - 8:45 am
Sunday Divine Liturgy - 10:00 am

Great Vespers - Saturdays 5:00 pm
Confessions - Saturdays 6:00 pm or by appointment

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Sermons and Messages

Sermons and Messages

The Power of Compassion

November 30, 2014 - by Fr. Antony Hughes
One of the most important things I have discovered this year, is that the last part of the Great Commandment, especially the 'as yourself' part is as important as the first two, to love God and neighbor. I had never realized this. Perhaps Jesus who said, 'The first shall be last,' put it at the end deliberately because of its importance. Without proper self-love we cannot love our neighbors and if we do not love our neighbor, then we cannot love God.. Read more »

The White Stone

November 09, 2014 - by Fr. Antony Hughes
Something stirred in her, the desire for freedom and from suffering. Isn’t repentance in one sense freeing ourselves from the illusion of the past? She began to see that she was more than her past, more than a disease, more than a label. Read more »

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