Updated: Nov. 7, 2019
Holy Martyr Orestes of CappadociaThis Sunday, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Holy Martyr Orestes the Physician of Cappadocia. He lived at the end of the third century in the city of Tyana in Cappadocia in the time of the emperor Diocletian (284-311). He was an illustrious and capable soldier, and from childhood Saint Orestes was truly a good Christian.
By order of the emperor, the military officer Maximinus was sent to Tyana to deal with Christianity, which then had spread widely throughout Cappadocia. Orestes was among the first brought to trial to Maximinus. He bravely and openly confessed his faith in the Crucified and Risen Lord, Jesus Christ. The prosecutor offered the saint riches, honors and renown to renounce God, but Saint Orestes was unyielding.
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Wall Calendar Time AgainJoanne Bergman will be collecting orders for 2020 Orthodox wall calendars from St Tikhon’s Press the next two Sundays - November 3 and10. Calendars are $6:00 each, prepaid. Please see Joanne if you want to order one.
November 9: Church School Open HouseHave you ever wondered just what is going on in our church school program? This Saturday you will have an opportunity to find out! Join us at 4 pm for an overview of the program, a tour of the classrooms and a chance to experience a Godly Play lesson. (The children will be having an activity with some of the staff next door at Archangel Michael Hall.) All interested parish members are warmly invited.
November 24: Bishop Paul’s Visit and Ordination LuncheonBishop Paul will visit St Paul November 21–24. The primary objective of His Grace’s visit is to ordain three men to the Holy Deaconate—two are from Holy Trinity, Daniel Bassett and Luke Freeman, and one is from St Elizabeth parish, Craig Jarrell. To welcome Bishop Paul and celebrate this blessed event we are preparing a festive luncheon after Liturgy on November 24. There is a sign-up sheet in Archangel Michael Hall for those who would like to contribute food for the luncheon. It will be a joyous celebration! (Contact Mina Jacobs: email@example.com; tel: 907-306-7092)
Farewell Sunday PhotoThanks much to Drew Johnson for taking this wonderful community photo with Fr Andrew and Brenda Jaye on their final Sunday in our midst.
Church SchoolSunday classes: November 17, 24
Saturday class: November 9