Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – July 7, 2013

St. Paul describes the faith of the Saints of old and what they endured for the sake of the truth of God as follows, 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 […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 30, 2013

Today on the Feast of All Saints we remember all those faithful 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 […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 23, 2013

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.  The Church is born through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.  Christ’s presence is made known to mankind, not just through the voice of the Apostles, […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 16, 2013

Fathers are often the butt of jokes these days—in commercials, in movies, on TV.  If there’s one person in the family who “doesn’t get it,” doesn’t “pull his weight,” is self-centered or stupid, it’s the father.  Feminists argue that it’s just that—absentee fathers and fathers fathering but not otherwise providing for their children are rampant.  […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 9, 2013

“Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind” (John 9: 32).  With this miracle, Christ again reveals Himself to be the Logos (Word) of God, the One through Whom God the Father created the universe, speaking it into being.  He is the One […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 2, 2013

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, St. Photini (the enlightened one), comes from a very dark place, indeed.  She is living in sin, in darkness, in confusion, but she thirsts for more.  […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 26, 2013

We see today two beautiful examples of the 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 dying world.  Christ God says to us, “I have come that they […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 19, 2013

The myrrhbearing women, the pious Joseph and Nicodemus, all had courage.  Ordinarily, when we think of great courage, we think of heroic exploits of warriors or military heroes.  But the myrrhbearing women were soft-spoken, humble, modest in demeanor, loving.  They weren’t puffed up on themselves or their exploits, but servants at heart.  They were able […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 12, 2013

On this Mother’s Day of Pascha, we thank God for the contributions that our mothers have made in our lives.  We see a beautiful example of our Savior’s love for His mother, Mary, the Theotokos, in His life-giving passion.  We read in the Gospel account that as He was dying, “When Jesus therefore saw His […]

Paschal Greeting – Fr Robert 2013

Christ is risen!  Hristos a Inviat!  Khristos voskrese!  Kriste aghdga!  Christos anesti! It is with great joy that I convey to you the blessings of the risen Lord!  Blessed Pascha to all!  “This is the day that the Lord has made!  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”  I pray for each of you […]