Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Temple

The Temple Byzantine architecture is a microcosm, thus the church building itself becomes a symbol of our world and teaches us salvation history. In the eastern Christian tradition, the church building is referred to as the temple, which in Ukrainian … Continue reading

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The Bible in our Liturgy

The Bible in Our Liturgy This is the text of our entire liturgy along with Biblical references for almost every line.   The Divine Liturgy Begins Deacon/Priest: Bless, Master!   Priest: Blessed is the kingdom of the Father and the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18). In his book The Attitude Of Gratitude, James Merritt reflected on 1 Thes 5:18 with a story about the famous and successful author Rudyard Kipling: A … Continue reading

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Roman Catholics reflect on the East’s Spiritual Treasures and Venerable Traditions

Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, the National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer (a Roman Catholic apostolate) reflected on Pope Benedict’s prayer intention for this month: “For the eastern Churches, that their venerable tradition may be known and appreciated as a spiritual … Continue reading

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St. Sophia’s has a “Notable Parish Website”

This Catholic Tech Talk article by Brad West lists St. Sophia’s among its notable parish websites! Just think how much better it will be when yours truly, the webmaster, figures out what she’s doing! We’re just getting started. The Pilot New … Continue reading

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Parish Picnic Fall 2011

The parish picnic was a great success! A few of the activities we had were face painting, temporary tattoos, a hula hoop contest, bean bag toss, cake walk, a lollipop pull, our delicious food, Christmas cards for soldiers, singers, cotton candy, … Continue reading

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Look what’s going on at the parish picnic!

The parish picnic is going on right now. Here are just a few snapshots of what you’re missing if you aren’t there! It’s a reptile petting zoo! More to come… [nggallery id=4]

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Music – Parastas (English)

Parastas/Panichida – Memorial of the Dead (English)This is a training CD of the memorial prayer that is prayed for a deceased layman the night before the funeral, created by St. Elias UGCC in Brampton, Ontario which we share here through … Continue reading

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Music – Order of Burial

Order of Burial for a Layman (English) This is a training CD of the burial for a deceased layman, created by St. Elias UGCC in Brampton, Ontario which we share here through their generosity.  

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Music – Order of Crowning

Order of Crowning – Wedding Ceremony (English) This is a training CD of the Crowning ceremony, created by St. Elias UGCC in Brampton, Ontario which we share here through their generosity.  

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