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January

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Many Years To Father Andrew On His 75th Birthday

Scene from Many Years To Father Andrew On His 75th Birthday.

This Sunday our Lay Chairperson, Steve presented Father Andrew with a gift card and a cake for his birthday. The entire congregation then sang him "Happy Birthday". Many Years to Father Andrew on his 75th birthday.

Sanctity Of Life Sunday

Scene from Sanctity Of Life Sunday.

Orthodox Christians For Life

Scene from Orthodox Christians For Life.

Scene from Orthodox Christians For Life.

Garden Center Visit For January

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

This month the Food For The Christian Soul Ministry visted Klas Restaurant. Scene from outside the restaurant.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

View as you enter the restaurant. Klas has been in business since 1922.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

Our group studies the menu which included items such as roast duck, roast pork, and beef with dill gravy.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

The group sang happy birthday to Father Andrew as he blew out his candle.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

Matt presented Father Andrew with a gift mug that was specially inscribed for him.

Garden Center Visit For January

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

Fr. Andrew told the story of Jacob's dream. In a dream Jacob saw a ladder which went up to heaven and angels climbing the ladder. God said to Jacob in the dream, "I am the God of your grandfather and father and you are one of the chosen people and you will have many children and grandchildren as the sand". Jacob named the land, Bethel, which is "House of God".

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

After our prayer service, Fr. Andrew walked through the facility blessing all the rooms.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

Fr. Andrew blessing St. Basil's Sweet Bread, which Aristea baked.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

Fr. Andrew slicing the bread which contained the gold coin, then passing out slices to everyone as the residents looked on with anticipation and excitement on who would find the coin.

Scene from Garden Center Visit For January.

Mary, who also was very curious as to where the coin was, took one of the four slices left on the plate, and found the coin and felt very blest.

The Great Blessing Of Water

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

According to Orthodox Liturgical Tradition there are two water blessings for Theophany (the celebration of the Baptism of Christ). One inside the church and one outside at a water source - river, spring, ocean or well. At St. Luke on Theophany we bless our water in our prayer shrine which was constructed over St. Luke's well. The congregation makes a procession to the well.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

Scene from the procession.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

The congregation gathered at the well.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

Fr. Andrew reading while Deacon John holds the Gospel. The reading is from Mark 1: 9-11 which discribes the baptism of Christ.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

Children are gathered in the prayer shrine where the well water is to be blessed.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

During the prayers after the Gospel reading, Fr. Andrew blesses the water with the sign of the cross.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

Scene from the service.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

Father Andrew prepares to place a wooden cross in the well water. This was the same cross Father Andrew placed into the Jordan river when he visited the Holy Land on pilgrimage.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

The cross placed in the well water.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

One of the children retrieves the cross. This is repeated three times.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

Scene from the service.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

The dismissal prayers were chanted, the cross venerated and all attending received a blessing with Holy Water from the consecrated well.

Scene from The Great Blessing Of Water.

Father Andrew then processed thru the whole building blessing it.

St. Basil's Bread

Scene from Christmas Eve Supper And Vigil Service.

The St. Basil bread (Vasilopita) is being blessed with a prayer of intercession.

O Lord Jesus Christ our God, the Angelic Bread, the Bread of life eternal, Who came down from Heaven, and have nourished us on these bright days with the spiritual food of Your divine benefits, for the sake of Your Nativity: look down now also, we humbly beseech You, upon our prayers and thanksgivings; and as You blessed the five loaves in the wilderness, bless now this bread, that all who taste of it may be counted worthy of bodily and spiritual health and blessing, through the prayers of our Most-pure Sovereign Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary, and of Saint Basil whose memory we celebrate, and of all Your Saints. For You are He that blesses and sanctifies all things, O our God, and to You we send up glory: to the eternal Father, together with Your Only-begotten Son and Your Most-holy, Good, and Life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

Scene from Christmas Eve Supper And Vigil Service.

Then Fr. Andrew blessed the bread with these words. "This bread is blessed and sanctified by the sprinkling of this Holy Water, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Then it is cut and distributed to the congregation.

Scene from Christmas Eve Supper And Vigil Service.

Each person will receives a slice of bread. In one of the slices someone will find a gold coin. The gold coin has been seen as a good luck charm but Fr. Andrew said that it should mean that the person who receives it should take St. Basil's example and dedicate their life the works of charity to the poor and infirmed.

Scene from Christmas Eve Supper And Vigil Service.

This year Jill found the coin.

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