Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 28, 2013

Holy Week has begun: We’ve traveled the road from Bethany to Jerusalem with Jesus!  He’s entering the city now, vanquishing the false ideas and expectations of the Jewish leaders, who in their pride and fear thought that He’d overthrow the Romans.  Jesus, the Messiah, comes riding humbly, on the foal of an ass, just as […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – April 14, 2013

Fr. Robert is in Washington State this week on an emergency visit to be at the bedside of his father. Please continue to keep James Miclean in your prayers. He has survived the surgery, but has a long road to recovery. Also, pray for Charlene, Fr. Robert’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s, as Jim is her […]

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

Jesus Christ speaks to us today through His Gospel, saying, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Matt. 8:34).  The cross stands in the middle of the Fast to remind us of this very truth: Without the cross, there is no defeat of sin […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – March 31, 2013

Time flies!  We can easily become distracted by so many things.  In the midst of our rapid pace of life, we can also ‘lose track’ of where we are headed and the priority we should place on the immortality of our souls and our accompanying need to focus on “the one thing needful,” our life […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – March 24, 2013

Today we celebrate the triumph of Orthodoxy and with it the triumph of the ability to come to know Christ as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6) that He is revealed to be, first through the creation, second through the prophets, and third and especially, by virtue of His Incarnation.  With the […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – March 17, 2013

Tomorrow we begin Great and Holy Lent. We put our earthly cares and distractions aside for a season to journey with Christ into the desert, to be with Christ. We fast and to pray as He did before facing and defeating the Devil. We make the most of this spiritual ‘hospital’ so that we can […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – March 10, 2013

One week and counting: that’s how long we have until Holy Lent begins—the Great Fast!  We begin now (if we haven’t already) preparing ourselves, body and soul, and our households to make the most of this holy season of fasting and increased prayer that is before us.  We do so in order to heal, to […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – March 3, 2013

We live in a culture of ‘rights.’  Indeed, many people interpret democracy today to mean something along the lines of ‘I can do whatever I want.’  Even the laws of the land can become subjectively defined according to these so-called ‘rights.’  The younger son, the prodigal, demands his share of the inheritance prematurely as if […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – February 24, 2013

How easy it is to be like the Pharisee.  All of us have been there: we’re focused on the ‘doing’ of the Faith, our book knowledge, or our ethnic heritage in the Church, to the exclusion of its inner meaning, our communion (koinonia) and relationship with God, which can only progress with growth in humility […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – February 17, 2013

Now begins the time to seek Christ, His healing, and a deeper communion with Him who is life itself!  Zacchaeus Sunday has arrived and we’re reminded of Christ’s words put to action in the person of Zacchaeus: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” […]