THE MYRRH-BEARER  VOLUME 17, ISSUE 9 NOVEMBER 2011 Change Would Do Us Good 

The story is told of a mon- astery in Greece, perched high on a 3,000 foot cliff and accessible only by a terrifying ride in a swaying basket. The basket is pulledwith a single rope by several strong men, perspiring under the strain of the fully loaded basket. One American tourist who visited the site got nervous halfway up the cliff when he noticed that the rope was old and frayed. Hoping to relieve his fear he asked, "How often do you change the rope?" The monk in charge replied, "Whenever it breaks!"  Read more ..

Liturgy, Usher, Acolyte Schedule 

Sunday, November 6th Ushers John Gonzalez, Toula Thomas, and George Joannou Sunday, November 6th Acolyte Team One Captains: Alexander Farkas, Christopher Farkas Gavin Martinez, Harrison Kyriacou, & Cody McBryde Tuesday,

November 8th Liturgy of Archangels Michael & Gabriel Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Wednesday, November 9th Liturgy of St. Nectarios Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Monday, November 21st Entry of the Theotokos Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am Wednesday, November 23rd Thanksgiving Liturgy at 7 pm Tuesday, November 30th Liturgy of St. Andrew the First Orthros 9 am, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am. Read More ..

Scheduled Weekly Events:

Sunday: Fall General Assembly after church      

Monday: Parea Dancers Meet in hall 7 pm; Parish Council Meeting at 7 pm in church Tuesday: VIP Thanksgiving Lunch at noon

Wednesday: Boy Scout Troop 808 meets 6:30

Sunday: Spanikopita & Tyropita Pick-up. Read More ..

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Hurricane Harvey


With all the tragic events happening in our world today: hurricanes earthquakes and shootings, it is comforting to know that our Orthodox Christian Church plays an active role in the recovery efforts. As a frontliner for the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) I can be deployed for any number of catastrophes to offer emotional and spiritual care (ESC). Following our deployment we are to submit a report to identify some of the work we encountered. The following is part of my incident report. The names have been changed to protect identities.

Some of the most touching visits I had with those that had lost everything were:

● Wheelchair bound woman, approximately 55 years old. Lives in 9 story building across the street. As soon as she realized that the Brown Convention Center was opened to those displaced she came over to lend a hand. Working off very little sleep. Was very emotional and shared many, many stories and encounters. The most telling was:

She took guardianship of a (total) stranger’s children (3 kids ages 7 and younger), while this stranger went into labor to deliver her fourth child.

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