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We are now in the season of the Church year "after Pentecost" marked by green vestments and coverings. Green is the color of growth - life after Pentecost is defined by growth in the grace of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The coincidence of this Church season with summer and the typical recreational activities we associate with these months only serves to reinforce the need for growth in Christ and the vigilance required to attain it. With all the other distractions of life in the world, and our delight in them(!) - sports, picnics, vacations, etc., etc. - how necessary it is to maintain weekly attendance in the Divine Liturgy for receiving the Food of life, the Body and Blood of Christ for the forgiveness of sins and communion with God and all the faithful. How necessary it is to set apart time for quiet prayer, and to occupy ourselves regularly with reading and meditation on the Word of God and the nourishing writings of the Fathers.
Many of us have gardens in the summer. A garden is an icon of our spiritual life during this season of the Church year. Only by careful planting, weeding, and watering will our vegetables and herbs eventually yield their tasty produce. Only by receiving the Word and grace of God, clearing away sinful and impure thoughts and deeds, and feeding ourselves with the truth, prayer, and love of God will our lives bear fruit and become useful for the kingdom of God. May God grant us increase in the garden of our person and the garden of our Church!
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!
During times of inclement weather, especially snow and ice, we do not cancel services scheduled at St. John's. Use your best judgment as to whether or not you can travel from and to your home to attend.