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

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 11, 2018

The Parable of the Good Samaritan calls us to come outside ourselves and our own 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 […]

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

On our Patronal Feast this Thursday… The Synaxis of the Chief of the Heavenly Hosts, Archangel Michael and the Other Heavenly Bodiless Powers: Archangels Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selaphiel, Jehudiel, Barachiel, and Jeremiel was established at the beginning of the 4th century at the Council of Laodicea, which met several years before the First Ecumenical Council. […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 28, 2018

2019 Pledges/CommitmentsLast Sunday, we offered our pledges of our Time, Talents, and Treasure for 2019. We give back a ”first fruits” pledge to Christ from what He’s so mercifully entrusted to us.  Everything we have is a gracious gift from God.  Let us be as those servants who used their talentswisely and to God’s glory (Matt. […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 21, 2018

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 […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 14, 2018

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 […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – October 7, 2018

This Saturday we remembered 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 […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – September 30, 2018

Today’s Gospel reminds us that we are called as Christians not just to love those who are good to us, but even our adversaries.  Likewise, we are to give and lend without expecting anything in return. We love and give as Christ loves and gives through our communion with the Author of that love and grace, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – September 17, 2018

The idea of denying oneself anything in our “me first” culture seems almost ‘abnormal,’ but the message of the cross stands in such stark contrast: Christ says to us today, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Mk. 8:34). The Lord knows that if […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – September 9, 2018

This Friday we celebrate the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.  We recall that by Christ’s death on the cross, we’re endowed with life.  Christ God emerges from His encounter with this ancient instrument of death as the Victor; He defeats the enemy—death is slain!  By following Christ into this new, redeemed life through […]