Fifth Sunday of Luke, Synaxis of the Archangels Liturgy, St. Nektarios Liturgy, Bake Sale Volunteers Needed, Pray for Bob Smith, more…

Fifth Sunday of LukeTwenty Second Sunday after Pentecost Apostles Hermas, Linus, Gaius, Patrobas and Philologos of the Seventy; Jonah the wonderworker, Archbishop of Novgorod Who Were Apostles Hermas, Linus, Gaius, Patrobas and Philologos of the Seventy? The Apostles Hermas, Linus, Gaius, Patrobas and Philologos These men were among the Seventy Apostles of Christ. Hermas is mentioned in Romans 16:14: "Greet Hermas." He became Bishop of Philippopolis.* Linus is mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:29: "Greet Linus and Claudia." He became the Bishop of Rome after … [Read more...]

St. Demetrios Liturgy on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:30pm Followed by A Short Presentation by the Men from First Things Foundation

St. Demetrios is with St. Peter's parish. He revealed himself after hurricane Irma. Read about it here (scroll to "St. Demetrios Visits St. Peter’s"). We will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for St. Demetrios on the eve of his feast day Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:30pm. Following the Liturgy we will have a brief presentation by the men who work with John Heers and First Things Foundation. You will be impressed by what they do. Could some people bring some refreshments for the talk after the Liturgy? Thank you. Who Was St. Demetrios? The holy, glorious and … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter October 24, 2017 — Martyr Anastasia the Roman, St. Demetrios Liturgy, Toys for Tots, Thank You from the Teufel Family, St. Peter Bake Sale, Trunk or Treat, more…

Seventh Sunday of LukeTwenty First Sunday after Pentecost Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman; Venerable Abraham and his niece Mary of Mesopotamia; New Hieromartyr Athanasios of Sparta; Venerable Martyr Timothy of Esphigmenou monastery on Athos; Abraham, bishop of Rostov Who Was The Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman? The Martyr Anastasia the Roman lost her parents in infancy, and was then taken to be reared by the abbess of a women’s monastery, named Sophia. She raised Anastasia in fervent faith, in the fear of God and obedience. The persecution against Christians by … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter October 17, 2017 — St. Averkios, An Alternative to Halloween, Church Clean Up Day, St. Peter Bake Sale, more…

Sixth Sunday of LukeTwentieth Sunday after Pentecost Averkios the Wonder Worker, Equal to the Apostles and Bishop of Hierapolis, The Seven Holy Youths (“Seven Sleepers”) martyred in Ephesus, and Bishop Eulalios Who Was St. Averkios the Wonder Worker?   During the reigns of Emperor Antoninus and his son, Marcus Aurelius, St. Abercius was the bishop of the city of Hierapolis in Phrygia. The great majority in this city were pagans, and St. Abercius governed his sparse flock, sorrowing in his heart because of the great number of pagans and idolaters, and diligently … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter October 10, 2017 — Sunday of the Fathers, St. Peter’s Bake Sale, Choir Practice Starts, Living the Orthodox Faith Class, Mary Spiropoulos Memorial, more…

Fourth Sunday of LukeThe Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council Who Were the Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council? The Holy Fathers of Seventh Ecumenical Council On Sunday the Church remembers the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council under the holy Patriarch Tarasius. The Synod of 787, the second to meet at Nicea, refuted the Iconoclast heresy during the reign of Empress Irene and her son Constantine VI. The Council decreed that the veneration of icons was not idolatry (Exodus 20:4-5), because the honor shown to them is not directed to the wood or … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter October 3, 2017 — Righteous Mother Pelagia, Living the Orthodox Faith Class Starts, Wisdom from the Elders, more…

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Third Sunday of LukeRighteous Mother Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch Who was Righteous Mother Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch? Righteous Mother Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch The Lord loves sinners with an abiding love, we are told, and it is easy to imagine that He must have loved the Venerable Pelagia pelagia2 with a special fervor – because this egregious sinner not only sought repentance for her misdeeds, but then went on to become a pious and ascetic saint. Born in Antioch to parents who were intensely observant pagans, this … [Read more...]

His Grace Bishop Antoun — Memory Eternal

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Meet John Heers of First Things Foundation on Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to hear John Heers speak about his work helping the poor around the world. Those of us present last Sunday heard John Heers of First Things Foundation give a short talk after Liturgy. John told us about the work of First Things Foundation in helping the poor become self-sustaining. John will worship with us when he is in Naples which is about two weeks every month. Many parishioners asked to learn more about John and his work. They are located in different parts of the world including Sierra Leone where they work with Fr. Themi. You can learn … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter September 26, 2017 — Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, Orthodox Practices Class Starts October 4, more. . .

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost First Sunday of LukeApostle Ananias of the Seventy, first bishop of DamascusRighteous Father Romanos the Melodist Who was the Apostle Ananias? St. Ananias Baptizing Saul (St. Paul) The Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy (October 1), was the first Bishop of Damascus. The Lord ordered him to restore the sight of Saul, the former persecutor of Christians, then baptize him (Acts 9:10-19, 22:12). Saul became the great preacher and Apostle Paul. St Ananias boldly and openly confessed Christianity before the Jews and the pagans, despite the danger. … [Read more...]

St Peter Newsletter September 20, 2017 — First Sunday of Luke, Akathist for the Hurricane, St. Thekla and St. Silouan, Fr. Hans out of Town…more

First Sunday of Luke Proto-martyr Thekla, Equal to the Apostles Venerable Silouan of Athos Who was St. Thekla? St. Thekla, was a disciple and companion of the Apostle Paul in the first century. She is given the title "Equal-to-the-Apostles" because she accompanied St. Paul in founding churches because her witness converted so many others to Christ, and she was the first woman martyr for the Christian Faith. According to ancient Syrian and Greek manuscripts, Saint Thekla was born into a prosperous pagan family in the Lycaonian city of Iconium (present-day Konya in south-central … [Read more...]