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Greetings beloved parishioners,
Over the last week, as we are experiencing these extreme circumstances in remaining home, our Cathedral continues to have the cycle of prayers and services.
Tomorrow morning, I invite you to join us in prayer online at our Facebook page. Orthros begins at 8:00 AM, the procession of the Holy Cross, and the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great to follow.
It has been wonderful to know that since we have been live-streaming our services, Liturgy this past Sunday had well over 3,000 views, and services last night, nearly 2,000. It is reassuring to know the importance of worship in our lives. In Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans (16.5), he tells us the significance of our homes to be as church kat' oikon ekklesia. The designation of our homes being as church allow us the opportunity to continually be in prayer—and especially at this time, our prayers intensify.
Worship tomorrow will be different watching a church that has no one in the pews – but we have countless watching from our homes – homes as church. I invite you in your household to step away from what you are doing, pause for a few hours, and join together as a community in prayer. If you don’t have a liturgy book at home, you can go to this link - http://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/dcs.html. It will take you to a page where on the left side, you can view the Orthros Service, and the Divine Liturgy. On which you choose, click on GR-EN PDF/print.
Over the past week, I’ve invited you to subscribe to our YouTube channel. When we have at least 1,000 subscribers, we will be able to live-stream from there, which is much easier since many do not use Facebook. I also remind you, all of this is new, and every effort is being made to allow you to participate in the life of the church. The latest message on the third Sunday of lent can be viewed here – again click on SUBSCRIBE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDxa-3bxBuw
Good strength in all things!
My prayers and my humble blessings,Father Dean
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