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Eparchial Appeal — SHARE 2015

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not … Continue reading

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Discern and Honestly Respond to Your Call!

A loud assortment of children happily chase each other on the playground by the church patio, where I am enjoying beautiful music and delicious Ukrainian food: holubtsi, sauerkraut with kovbasa and Jalapeno varenykys (yes, we do have those in Texas, … Continue reading

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Dormition Fast for Peace

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Sophia, August 1st was the beginning of the Dormition Fast. Traditionally, this fast, which lasts until the Feast of the Dormition (August 15) is observed as a special time of prayer and fasting for … Continue reading

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Popular Roman Catholic Media Attacked Married Clergy

Ukraine, you might know, is in the middle of a revolution. The people are protesting the government’s tyranny and corruption. The Ukrainian government is responding by torturing and killing the citizens in a scorched earth policy. Numerous images of fearless … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Ukraine?

“I appeal to everyone to immediately stop the bloodshed,” Patriarch Sviatoslav admonished. “I call all the children of the Church to fasting, prayer and solidarity with victims. At this moment, when Ukraine is in danger of fratricide, let all the … Continue reading

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A Morning with Mary – Come Join Us!

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Popcorn and a Movie with Sr. Ann and the Women of Spirit

Sunday February 23, 2014 – All are welcome! Viewing and discussion with the film’s producer: Sister Ann Laszok, OSBM 10 AM: Divine Liturgy (Mass) fulfills the Sunday obligation 11:30 AM: Potluck for Meatfare Sunday 12 Noon: Popcorn and Movie with … Continue reading

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2013 Christmas Epistle of His Beatitude Sviatoslav

This is an unofficial translation by Royal Doors and is presented until such is promulgated. To the Son, eternally and immaculately born of the Father, Who—in the fullness  of time—was born bodily, without seed, from a Virgin, Let us cry … Continue reading

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Patriarch SVIATOSLAV in Rome

On Nov 25, 2013, Patriarch SVIATOSLAV led a solemn Pontifical Divine Liturgy at the altar of the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the transfer of the relics of St. Josaphat, martyr for … Continue reading

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St. Sophia Day

We had another fabulous celebration of our parish’s patronal feast day thanks to the generosity of the Lemley family! There was great food, jet skis, tubing, shoreline exploration, swimming, more great food, live music, and a piñata to name but … Continue reading

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