From the Desk of Father Jon
Happy New Year! – September 1 marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical New Year and the indiction. It also falls on a Sunday this year. I pray everyone has had a happy healthy and blessed summer. As with every New Year, we want this one to count! Instead of making another resolution that is based in worldly pursuits, let’s make a spiritual resolution as we start the new church year.
We have posted New Year resolutions in the Hellenic Center and on our website. Many of these are very easy to accomplish. Some you may already do! Yet, this year we are not only pledging to follow through with our efforts, we are going to share the joy of our Orthodox Christian Faith with our St. Nicholas family. We are setting up a blog to share the blessings we experience through praying, attending, reading, sharing and doing all that is good and holy about our resolution.
Here is how it
At the end of
the church year we will collect some of the brightest moments and add
them to our website. Not only will you receive emails, apps, websites
and information to help you keep your resolution, but you will have
opportunities to speak with each other on Sundays, Wednesday evening
family night and Saturday morning Bible Study and other church events.
The sign up dates are: September 1 & 8, 2013.
Please access our Ecclesiastical New Year Spiritual Resolutions webpage for more information.
TRY TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT WHAT YOU CHOOSE, AND EVERYONE WILL SUPPORT YOU!!!!
REMEMBER TO HAVE COURAGE IN THE FACE OF LIFE’S INTERRUPTIONS AND START AGAIN!
Fr. Jon Emanuelson