St. Peter’s News Letter – August 11, 2012

The Dormition of the Theotokos The Dormition of the the Theotokos According to Orthodox Tradition, Mary died like all humanity, “falling asleep,” so to speak, as the name of the feast indicates. She died as all people die, not “voluntarily” as her Son, but by the necessity of her mortal human nature which is indivisibly […]

St. Peter Newsletter — August 3, 2012

A Tip about Prayer in Times of Trouble Prayer is a deep mystery. We don’t really understand how it works, yet we know that it does. Sometimes it works in very powerful ways. Sometimes it is hard to pray, especially when we are overcome with trouble and filled with fear and anxiety. We try to […]

Dormition Fast Begins on August 1

The Theotokos, the Virgin Mary, was “blessed amongst women,” and she was chosen “to bear the Savior of our souls.” Orthodox Christians consider her to be the Queen of all the saints and angels. Knowing that she is eternally present at the throne of God interceding for mankind, we pray for her love, guidance, and […]

Enjoy the Smiles!

Anthea Tuefel, a parishioner of St. Peter’s, loves children. She volunteers at the Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers. When Anthea was passing out stuffed bears last week she heard, as she put it, “a little voice telling her bring some of the toys to church on Sunday to give to the kids.” They sure liked […]

St. Peter Newsletter July 27, 2012

When man forgets God, he will believe in anything If you are like me, it is hard to put the Colorado shootings out of mind. This act, while certainly the act of a very distressed and disturbed person, also touches on a deeper cultural sickness. Something is wrong but it is hard to put our […]