Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 16, 2019

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, whom Christ promised would “lead us into all Truth.” (Jn. 16:13)  Christ is that Truth, the Word of God incarnate, the God-Man.  By the descent of the Holy Spirit […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 9, 2019

Today,we commemorate the holy Fathers of the First Council of Nicaea, who in 325 A.D. won the first battle against Arius and those who followed him into heresy, putting the salvation of many in peril by keeping them from knowing the true Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, and the fulness of life in […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – June 2, 2019

The blind man sat begging at the Temple every day, known to all. Christ God visits him and restores his sight, revealing Himself as God.  The miracle is even more remarkable than it first seems: Not only has no one ever opened the eyes of one born blind before, BUT, as the Holy Fathers tell us, this […]

Weekly Update and Bulletin From Fr. Robert Miclean – May 26, 2019

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 comes from a very dark place: She’s living in sin, in confusion, she’s a follower of a man-made religion that cannot fulfill, but she thirsts for more.  Christ shows […]

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

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’re headed and the priority we place on our souls and “the one thing needful,” our life with God, Him who is Eternal Life.  In the end, what will all our hurrying […]

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

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

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

The Lord took a handful of dustfrom the earthHe breathed into it and created me, a living man.He made me lord and master of allthings on earth; truly I enjoyed the life of the Angels. But Satan the deceiver tempted me in the guise of a serpent; I ate the forbidden fruit and forfeited the glory of God. Now I have […]

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

The Sunday of the Prodigal Sonaffords us the opportunity to consider how much we value our ‘inheritance,’ our identity, in Christ.  The prodigal demands his inheritance from his father (even before his father dies) and squanders it on riotous living.  Having become a slave to his passions, there’s no sating them.  Having starved his soul to give the […]

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

The three weeks before the start of Great Lent (the Triodion) has begun with the Parable of the Publican and Pharisee.  Christ thrusts before us a stark contrast between the prideful, judgmental, self-righteous Pharisee and the humble, self-effacing, repentant Publican.  Like the Pharisee, we too can easily find ourselves following all the ‘rules’ of Lent—fasting, services, alms-giving, without […]

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

Zacchaeus Sundayis here and we’re given an important truth on our journey with Christ toward salvation.  Zacchaeus is a sinner, but he becomes for us an icon of repentance and confession.  Zacchaeus lays all his earthly cares aside to seek and to see Christ. Of all the people who came out to see Jesus that day, Zacchaeus may […]