Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – December 8, 2019

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 healed, only ONE came back to prostrate himself before God and offer his humble thanks.  We too can take God’s work in our lives for granted.  All […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – December 1, 2019

Thoughts on Today’s Gospel:  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: what it means to have […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – November 24, 2019

The Great Feast of the Entry of the Theotokos in the Temple, which we commemorated this past Thursday, is one of those holy days that ties together both Old Covenant and New: We see here the beginning of the unfolding of mankind’s salvation, the inauguration of the fulfillment of all the prototypes that God in His […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – November 17, 2019

Thoughts on Today’s Gospel “…God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”  How do we become ‘rich’ toward God?  Christ God is meant to […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – November 10, 2019

The Parable of the Good Samaritan calls us to come outside ourselves and our self-focus to live as Christ in the midst of a world torn apart and ravaged by the ‘thieves’ of our souls that rob mankind of its greatest treasure: our life in and with God the Holy Trinity, our identity as a child […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – November 3, 2019

TIME, TALENT, TREASURE: First Fruits Pledge 2020.   As Christians we know that everything is ultimately a gift from God.  Throughout time, the people of God have given back to God a tenth, that is, a Tithe, of all that they had.  In the early Church, some even felt called to give away all that they had to […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 27, 2019

TIME, TALENT, TREASURE: First Fruits Pledge 2020.   As Christians we know that everything is ultimately a gift from God.  Throughout time, the people of God have given back to God a tenth, that is, a Tithe, of all that they had.  In the early Church, some even felt called to give away all that they had to […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 20, 2019

In the Orthodox Faith, when someone departs this life in the hope of the resurrection, we pray “Memory Eternal” for that person, i.e., that God would remember them and bring them into His Eternal Kingdom.  To be remembered, or known, by God who is Life means that they too shall live.  The Fathers of the Church […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 14, 2019

The Parable of the Sower…Our Lord presents us with an opportunity in today’s Gospel to consider how we’re responding to His gracious and loving invitation to life with Him.  The distractions and temptations we face in the world are great: they can smother the seed of faith planted in us; we can find ourselves on the […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 7, 2019

We commemorate today St. Innocent, Enlightener of North America and Metropolitan of Moscow who together with St. Herman, St. Tikhon, and others embody the evangelistic zeal of our spiritual forbearers in this Land.   St. Innocent risked life and limb to bring the light of Christ to the darkness of Alaska; he turned the people of […]