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The Crucifixion of Christ, the Burial of Christ, the Resurrection of Christ - we now enter into these great mysteries for our salvation. To be crucified with Christ, to be buried with Christ, to be raised with Christ - this is essence of our Christian faith and life given us in Holy Baptism (Romans 6) and exercised every day of our lives in the journey to the Kingdom of God (2 Corinthians 5:14f.). Christ Jesus has accomplished our salvation by His Cross and coming forth from the Tomb; now we participate in that salvation by conforming ourselves to His death and resurrection by the grace of the Holy Spirit who has assembled us in this truth.
Because of the threat of coronavirus infection, no public services will be available until new directives from our Bishop. However, a group of three - the Priest, Deacon, and singer - will be serving the Liturgies of following Pascha, which will be livestreamed to our Parish Facebook page and available on our YouTube page (link below).
CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN! - CHRISTOS ANESTI! ALITHOS ANESTI! - HRISTO A INVIAT! ADEVERAT A INVIAT! - KHRISTOS VOSKRESE! VOISTINU VOSKRESE! - EL MESSIEH KAM! HAKKEN KAM! - CRISTO HA RESUCITADO! EN VERDAD HA RESUCITADO!
Rightly or wrongly, we are prevented from gathering in our Churches this holy season. May this drive us to an even greater degree of repentance and longing for the True Life who is Christ Jesus, crucified and risen, who gives Himself as Food to the faithful. "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world." (1 Peter 5:6-9)
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.
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As of noon on March 25, by Bishop Paul's directive, all public services at St. John's are cancelled. The Priest will be serving Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings, as well as various prayer services, with a maximum of two other people in the locked Church. These services will be recorded and made available for use on this website (above); we will live-stream services when we have the capability. May God bless all the members of St. John's, our families, our neighbors, our friends and co-workers to remain healthy, recover quickly and completely if infected, and bear patiently whatever God sees fit to lay upon us. May we be vigilant in prayer, strong in faith, and compassionate in care for both our bodies and our souls. "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and everything within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul. and forget not all His rewards: Who is merciful to all your transgressions, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from corruption, who crowns you with mercy and compassion, who satisfies your desire with good things; and your youth is renewed like the eagle's." (Ps. 102/103:1-5)