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June 2009

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Annual Quad Parish Picnic

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Luba Johnson, Chairperson of the quad parish picnic, welcomes His Eminence Archbishop Job before the Divine Liturgy which was held in the Cook County Forest Preserve pavilion.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Archbishop Job presents the cross to the co celebrants: Fr. Andrew, Fr, Myron, Fr. Anthony, Fr. Luke, and Fr. Herman.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Bell ringer Joanna strikes the symontron as the clergy process to the pavilion.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

"Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit".

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

The combined parish choirs under the direction of John sings the responses. "Lord have Mercy".

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Proto Deacon Andrew receives the blessing for the reading of the Gospel. "The reading is from the Gospel of St. Matthew".

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Deacon Danial prepares to chant the litany. Have mercy on us O God.....

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Archbishop preaches the sermon on what it means to take up the cross and follow Christ.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

A memorial brick was blessed at the end of the Liturgy in remembrance of Fr. Steven Karaffa who fell asleep in the Lord last year. He was the rector of St. Peter and Paul Parish.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Fr. Herman is one of three Priests who distributed Holy Communion along with him is Deacon Robert.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Archbishop Job presenting the cross at the conclusion of the Liturgy.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

The Archbishop blessing the food.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

The picnic begins with hot dogs, hamburgers. fried chicken and salad.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Since the picnic was held on the national holiday of Flag day our Venturing Crew held a flag retirement ritual.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Old flags were cut apart, separating the stars from the stripes and then burning them one at a time. Nick, one of the adult leaders, read the symbolic meaning of the American flag.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

The procedure began with war veterans and then all had a chance to put in parts of the flags into the fire. Here Archbishop Job puts in the stripes.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Paulette played taps to conclude the ceremony.

Scene from Annual Quad Parish Picnic.

Fr. Anthony demonstrated slight of hand magic to the children as one of the many activities of the day which included both adult and children's games.

Children's Sermon On Pentecost

Scene from Children's Sermon On Pentecost.

Fr. Andrew told the children about Pentecost and showed a picture from a Children's Bible showing the decent of the Holy Spirit in the form of fiery tongues. He quoted a verse from the Matins service of Pentecost which described the decent as the fiery dew.

Scene from Children's Sermon On Pentecost.

He used a flashlight with and without batteries as an example of the need to have the power of the Holy Spirit in order to live a Christian life. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God who helps, comforts and tells us the truth.

Scene from Children's Sermon On Pentecost.

He ended the sermon by inviting the children to participate in the kneeling prayers which describe the decent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

Monthly Visit To The Garden Center

Scene from Awards Sunday.

Fr.Andrew held a flash light and said there was no light in it, but when he opened it up and put in batteries the light shone bright. Just like the apostles gathered in one room at Pentecost, when the sound of a mighty wind was heard rushing through the house, and over the head of each man flickered a small flame, a sigh thet the Holy Spirit was with them. Just like the batteries made the light for the flash light, the Holy Spirit is the light within us. Once again we were happy to have Matushka Miriam Nelson visit with us. Next month we celebrate 9 years of coming together in prayer and fellowship with cake and ice cream.

Scene from Awards Sunday.

Group photo.


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