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We have entered the final two weeks of the Nativity Fast (Advent) prior to the great Feast of our Lord's Birth (Nativity; Dec. 25).  The two Sundays prior to Christmas are dedicated to the holy Forefathers and Ancestors of Christ.  Literally for millenia, these men and women kept the faith in the promises of the coming Savior, beginning with Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:15) and continuing especially with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the people of the covenant (Israel) perpetuated in the tribe of Judah and the line of David the King from which the Messiah - the Christ - would be born.  We too are inheritors of that promise of Christ as we keep the same Faith now fully realized with the coming of the Son of God in the flesh born of the Virgin Mary, Jesus of Nazareth.

During these final two weeks of Advent, we gather encouragement from two prominent saints in the Church.  St. Herman of Alaska (Dec. 13; +1837) preached and lived the Gospel for four decades among the native peoples and is the first saint to be recognized as such in North America.  The Bishop and Martyr Ignatius of Antioch (Dec. 20; +107) was a personal disciple of St. John the Apostle and led the second and third generation of Christians by his life of holiness, humility, and steadfastness in the Gospel unto his death by wild animals in the Roman arena.  Through the prayers of St. Herman and the Hieromartyr Ignatius may we finish the course of Advent in faith to continually welcome Christ into our lives and praise and glorify His holy name.

If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and meet with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you!  If you should have any questions please feel free to call me at the Church at (330) 372-3895.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Fr. Jonathan

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