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

Today’s Gospelis 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 of us […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – December 2, 2018

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 […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – November 25, 2018

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, we’re reminded of the importance of giving thanks to God for His work in our lives: healing us, growing us, saving us.  Giving thanks is not something we can afford to do just once a year, of course: thanking God, remembering God as the Giver of all that is good, is […]

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 […]