Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – February 18, 2018

Tomorrow we begin the Great Feast of Pascha, Lent. We put our earthly cares and distractions aside to journey with Christ, to be with Christ. We fast and pray as He did before facing and defeating the Devil so that we may do the same. We make the most of this ‘spiritual hospital’ so that […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – February 11, 2018

Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare)… One week and counting: that’s how long we have until Holy Lent begins—the Great Fast! We begin now preparing ourselves, body and soul, as well as our households, to make the most of this holy season of fasting and increased prayer, worship, and alms giving before us. We do […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – February 4, 2018

The Sunday of the Prodigal Son affords us the opportunity to consider how much we value our ‘inheritance,’ our identity, in Christ. The prodigal demands his inheritance from his father (even before his father dies) and squanders it on riotous living. Having become a slave to his passions, there’s no sating them. Having starved his […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – January 28, 2017

The three weeks before the start of Great Lent (the Triodion) has begun with the Parable of the Publican and Pharisee. Christ thrusts before us a stark contrast between the prideful, judgmental, self-righteous Pharisee and the humble, self-effacing, repentant Publican. Like the Pharisee, we too can easily find ourselves following all the ‘rules’ of Lent—fasting, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – January 21, 2017

Zacchaeus Sunday is here and we’re given an important truth on our journey with Christ toward salvation. Zacchaeus is a sinner, but he becomes for us an icon of repentance and confession. Zacchaeus lays all his earthly cares aside to seek and to see Christ. Of all the people who came out to see Jesus […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – January 14, 2017

Today we reflect on Christ’s miraculous healing of the blind man, who repeatedly and undauntedly calls after Christ God for His mercy, using the messianic title, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Undeterred by those who would silence him, the man catches Christ’s attention who rewards him for his faith in the living […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – January 8, 2017

“Today the waters of the Jordan are transformed into healing by the coming of the Lord. Today the transgressions of men are washed away by the waters of the Jordan… Today we have been delivered from darkness and illuminated with the light of the knowledge of God. Today the blinding mist of the world is […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – December 31, 2017

Blessed New Year and Many Years! A new year brings with it new opportunities to say “Yes!” to God and “No!” to sin in our daily lives, even moment by moment, as we live in and for Christ in a spirit of humility and repentance. Today we are called to “repent for the Kingdom of […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – December 10, 2017

Today’s Gospel is another reminder of the importance of giving thanks to God for His work in our lives: healing us, growing us, saving us. Of the ten lepers that were healed, only ONE came back to prostrate himself before God and offer his humble thanks. We can easily take God’s work in our lives […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – December 3, 2017

Christ God shatters the myth that being ‘good’ is ‘good enough’. Inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven is not just about following God’s commandments, as important as they are, but doing so because of love for God, a desire to be made compatible to be in His near presence, which is what it means to have […]