Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – August 20, 2017

We learn through Christ and His Church, that forgiveness is the path toward freedom—both for ourselves, our families, the Church, and the world. Fr. Alexander Schmemann says: “The triumph of sin, the main sign of its rule over the world, is division, opposition, separation, hatred—and don’t we see it today! Therefore, the first break through […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – August 13, 2017

As we are reminded this day in our Epistle that the Apostles and their successors, and indeed all faithful Orthodox Christians, will suffer living out our faith in this world. The life of a faithful Christian by necessity, involves our denial of self and our coming outside ourselves to love and to serve. This is […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – August 6, 2017

But besides the wonderful and ineffable sight of Christ’s glory, something else was done, useful and necessary for the confirmation of their faith in Him: and not for the disciples only, but even for us too. For a voice was given forth from the cloud above, as from God the Father, saying: “This is My […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – July 30, 2017

We’re admonished in today’s Epistle against the sin of division (schism), which manifests itself not only in false doctrine and false morality but also in our idle talk, our gossip, our disobedience to Christ and the Church, or our slavish devotion to ethnic identities over and above our Orthodox life in Christ. Likewise, in today’s […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – July 23, 2017

In today’s Gospel, two blind men beseech Christ to have mercy on them and acclaim Him as the long-awaited Messiah by their words, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” It is both their acknowledgement of their need for healing and their coming to Christ, which so loudly demonstrates their faith. They know Who is […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 18, 2017

St. Paul describes the faith of the Saints of old and what they endured for the sake of the truth of God, saying, they: “subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong… Others were tortured, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 12, 2017

Today we remember all those faithful Saints who have come before us: “forefathers, fathers, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, preachers, evangelists, martyrs, confessors, ascetics and every righteous spirit made perfect in faith” (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom). They come from every race, class, region, and time. What they share in common is that through their repentance and […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 4, 2017

Blessings of the Feast! All that Christ God became incarnate to give to us in order to save us has been fulfilled by the descent of the Holy Spirit, whom Christ promised would “lead us into all Truth.” (Jn. 16:13) Christ is that Truth, the Word of God become incarnate, the God-Man. By the descent […]

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

Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). The woman at the well in today’s Gospel comes from a very dark place: She’s living in sin, in confusion, she’s a follower of a man-made religion that cannot fulfill, but she thirsts for […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 7, 2017

We see today two beautiful examples of love and compassion manifested by God as the Lord of Life, the Physician of our souls and bodies. We learn today that healing is always a grace, a mercy of God interjected into an otherwise sin-sick world. Christ God says to us, “I have come that they may […]