Special Announcements & Events
February 11-12, 2011
The Diocese of Worcester and New England is pleased to offer a Pre-Lenten "Introduction to Byzantine Chant" workshop at St. Mary's on Friday February 11, 7:00 - 9:30pm and Saturday February 12, 9am - 2:30pm. The classes will be taught by Fr. Michael Vanderhoef, pastor of Annunication Greek Orthodox Church in Madison, WI and Charlie Marge, St. Mary's Head Chanter and Director of the Boston Byzantine Choir. This is the same course they taught this past summer to 40 students of the Sacred Music Institute at the Antiochian Village. This course will focus on chanting from text in the characteristics of the eight tones and is appropriate for both beginners and those who have experience chanting and would like their questions answered.Read more »
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Finally, after a long wait, following the repose of Metropolitan Elias Kurban of blessed memory, a new angel was chosen for the diocese of Tripoli, Koura, and their dependencies, on Wednesday, October 6th—the monk Archimandrite Ephrem (Michel) Kyriacos.Read more »
What do you mean by patience with God?
I believe that the ideological opposites -atheism and fundamentalist religion-often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties. I also believe that there is an alternative that actually matches the way life is lived rather than how we usually talk about belief. I call that alternative "hopeful uncertainty." Patience with God is taking the time to discover hope in paradox, not demanding answers but rather finding God in ordinary life.
Why do you think people aren't more patient with God?
Because of the people who speak in God's name basically being our national village idiots.Read more »