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june 2010

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Update From Project Mexico

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

This is a photo of the entrance to St. Innocent orphanage where our missionaries stayed.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

This was the first photo taken of the Project Mexico mission team after arrival and the setting up of tents.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Day 3: "All Framed up"!

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Day 3; "Carpenter George"

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Day 3: Allie, Kevin, Stephanie and Joan painting Facia.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Our team building the house.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Day 3" All set, chicken wire up, roof all done and ready for 2 windows, a door and stucco.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Day 4: All finished. Two windows installed, 1 door. Stucco all done! Moises and Maria Guadalupe move in!!

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Photo of the house blessing.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

This is the family we built the house for.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

The was the last photo taken after completing the project. The photo is of our group after the house blessing . There are 150 participants teens and adults from 12 churches. We built 6 houses for the Cumiai indians.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

View of the property . You can see the tents in the distance. Everyone enjoyed sports after a week of hard work. We had Liturgy this morning. Tomorrow we will all be heading home.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

Photo from inside the chapel at the orphanage. They have a relic of St. Innocent. They have 21 orphan boys in residence. We were shown all the facilities and the educational program.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

This is the kitchen.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

And this is the dormitory.

Scene from Update From Project Mexico.

The van was used to travel 1 1/2 hours each day to the work site in the Kumiai Indian village. George and Maria were the drivers. Tomorrow the van will be returned to Avis and the team will fly back to Chicago.

Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew

Scene from Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew.

Happy Father's Day to all fathers everywhere. The fathers at ST. Luke Parish all received this special St. Luke Cap as a gift.

Scene from Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew.

A catered luncheon was also provided by our community team. Here Father Andrew leads everyone in the "Our Father" and the blessing of the food.

Scene from Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew.

Also today we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Proto Deacon Andrew's ordination as a deacon. A cake special for this occasion was provided.

Scene from Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew.

The food is served.

Scene from Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew.

During the luncheon, Chuck was the MC for the event and prepared a "Roast" of Deacon Andrew.

Scene from Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew.

Proto Deacon Andrew thanked everyone the occasion.

Scene from Happy Father's Day And Many Years To Proto Deacon Andrew.

Father Andrew on behalf of the parish presented Deacon Andrew with a gift. We thank him for all his works and "God Grant Him Many Years".

A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish

Scene from A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish.

Our team of missionaries will be leaving for Project Mexico to build houses for the poor and to support St. Innocent's orphanage. Fr. Andrew is leading the prayer service for the commissioning of missionaries.

Scene from A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish.

The prayer service ended with the sprinkling of Holy water. Father also blessed the new Icon of St. Innocent which was donated by the Bauml family in memory of the departed.

Scene from A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish.

Icon of St. Innocent.

Scene from A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish.

Those who participated in the Junior Olympics were honored. Chuck, the ministry leader led the procession of Olympians.

Scene from A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish.

This year we had 36 Olympians. This is the largest group in the 12 years we have been invited to participate by the Sts Constantine and Helen Parish and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. We thank them.

Scene from A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish.

The bronze, silver and gold medal winners. Jonathan, Madeline, Emma, and Michael.

Scene from A Busy Sunday At St. Luke Parish.

Elsa presented Luba with the award for the most credits acquired this year in the School of the Seventy. The school is a guided reading program which is part of the larger St. Luke Christian Education ministry. The school is open to anyone interested. The School of the Seventy - Join the "School of the Seventy" Adult Education Program. Listed under the Adult Education Ministry. Else Tennessen - Director.

June's Visit To The Garden Center

Scene from June's Visit To The Garden Center.

Fr. Andrew showed a picture of a man with large muscles. He asked if we thought he got that way by doing nothing.

Scene from June's Visit To The Garden Center.

He explained of course not, he had to work hard to get so muscular. Just like if you want to get closer to God you have to work at it by going to church and by reading the Bible.

Scene from June's Visit To The Garden Center.

Fr. Andrew with a couple of the residents.

Scene from June's Visit To The Garden Center.

A old friend, John came to visit.

Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy

Scene from Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy.

Metropolitan Jonah visited the south Chicago area to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Michael's in Burbank. St. Michael's is the oldest of the four south suburban parishes in the Chicago area. Metropolitan Jonah entered the church and gave the blessing to the clergy to begin the liturgy.

Scene from Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy.

Proto Deacon Joseph and Deacon Bob chanting the litanies.

Scene from Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy.

The sermon was about all the saints of America especially all the unknown saints who founded church's like St. Michael's.

Scene from Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy.

All the celebrating clergy and servers especially newly ordained Fr. Danial.

Scene from Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy.

The venation of the cross. St. Luke had 42 members attend the liturgy at St. Michael's.

Scene from Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy.

Fr. Andrew and his beatitude sharing memories when they were both in California.

Scene from Metropolitan Jonah Celebrates Hierarchial Divine Liturgy.

Fr. Luke leading the people singing the Lord's Prayer for the blessing of the food at the dinner which followed the Liturgy.



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