"Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing Life."
~ Paschal Troparion
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Homily: Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Christ is Risen!
Everything that happened after the Resurrection of our Lord is filled with mysteries and with significance for us. Last week we heard about St. Thomas, about his discernment, about his doubting of the other disciples, and how important that was for the Church and for all of us. This week we hear about the myrrh-bearing women, and it is important for us to understand their state of mind, their state of soul, their spiritual state, because it is a very important one for us to acquire. Read More >>
Click here for audio of the Paschal Hours from Bright Monday, which demonstrates how to sing the Bright Week hours at home.
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Featured Articles and Talks
Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Reflections on the Spiritual Nature of Suffering - by Fr Maximos of Simonopetra Monastery, Mt Athos
Click here to listen to Fr Maximos' March 23, 2013 lecture from the HROC Lenten Retreat for women.
Advice Concerning Why We Need To Read Scripture Daily - by St John Chrysostom
I also always entreat you, and do not cease entreating you, not only to pay attention here to what I say, but also when you are at home, to persevere continually in reading the divine Scriptures. When I have been with each of you in private, I have not stopped giving you the same advice. Do not let anyone say to me those vain words, worthy of heavy condemnation, "I cannot leave the courthouse, I administer the business of the city, I practice a craft, I have a wife, I am raising children, I am in charge of a household ..." Read More >>
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Meets Saturdays at 4pm (unless otherwise noted). All are welcome, from beginners to old timers, as we all have much to learn. Catechumens and newly illumined are asked to attend as much as possible. The series covers a range of topics (Sacraments, Orthodox piety and spiritual life, Church history, biblical theology, etc.).
~Schedule of Services~
Orthodoxy 101: Saturdays at 4pm
Vigil: Saturdays at 5:30pm
Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 9:30am
Open Door Dinner: Mondays at 6pm
Tree of Life Bookstore: Sundays after Church and by appointment
St Herman's School: 8am–3pm Monday–Friday during the school year
Please see the Monthly Calendar for Feast Days, other services, and events.
Our new Patriarch Neofit. Worthy! Достоен! May God grant him many years!
Fr. Michael Kon, Assistant Rector
Fr. Dcn. John Williamson
Fr. Dcn. Andrey Sukharev
Fr. Dcn. Teodor Anastasoaie