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October

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Oktoberfest And Celebration Of ST. Lukes Feastday

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Oktoberfest And Celebration Of ST. Lukes Feastday.

This weekend St. Luke Parish held it's annual feastday celebration. Here Fr. Andrew blesses the food.

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Oktoberfest And Celebration Of ST. Lukes Feastday.

The Oktoberfest menu was brats, sauerkraut, breaded pork chops and salad The fellowship committee under the leadership of Dianne organized the celebration.

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Oktoberfest And Celebration Of ST. Lukes Feastday.

Parishioners enjoy food and fellowship.

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Oktoberfest And Celebration Of ST. Lukes Feastday.

Two of our younger parishioners really enjoyed the taffy apples.

Lay Aside All Earthly Cares

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Lay Aside All Earthly Cares.

The words from the Cherubic hymn "Lay aside all earthly cares" were cut into the lintel above the church entrance. It is hoped that these words will inspire everyone attending the Liturgy to truly lay aside all earthly cares.

Construction Of Prayer Shrine Progresses

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Construction Of Prayer Shrine Progresses.

Work has begun on a prayer shrine next to the church. When finished it is hoped that parishioners and visitors can take time to reflect and pray.

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Construction Of Prayer Shrine Progresses.

Scene from construction.

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Construction Of Prayer Shrine Progresses.

Scene from construction.

Vesper Service For St. Luke's Feastday

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Vesper Service For St. Luke's Feastday.

Our annual parish feast day was celebrated by visiting clergy and parishioners of the south suburban parishes of the Orthodox Church in America. Fr. Andrew is censing the Icon of St. Luke before blessing the Artos.

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Vesper Service For St. Luke's Feastday.

The feast day bread (Artos) was baked by Aristea with prayers for the health of her husband Peter. Fathers Myron and Danial are participating in the blessing. The responses were sung by our choir under the leadership of Paulette.

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Vesper Service For St. Luke's Feastday.

The evening celebration concluded with a light dinner organized by our fellowship ministry. We thank Dianne, Luba and the committee for their stewardship.

Icons of Hieromonk Junenaly and Peter the Aleut

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Icons of Hieromonk Junenaly and Peter the Aleut.

The last pair of Icons in our set of Saints of America were blessed. They are the Alaskan Martyrs, Peter and Juvenaly. The Icon of St. Juvenaly was donated by Nadia in memory of her family. St. Peter was donated by an anonymous donor.

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Icons of Hieromonk Junenaly and Peter the Aleut.

For information concerning the lives of Hieromonk Junenaly and Peter the Aleut please click here

Icon Of St. Tikhon

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Icon Of St. Tikhon.

This Icon of St. Tikhon was donated by a parishioner who requested that the donation remain anonymous. It is the 10th Icon in the set of 12 which surround the Icon of St. Luke. This set of Icons is located in the narthex for veneration. To view this set of icons, please click here

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Icon Of St. Tikhon.

At each blessing, Fr. Andrew tells a story from the saints life. St. Tikhon is called Enlightener of North America because of his extensive travels and missionary activities in the United States and Canada. He blessed Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago. For information concerning the life of St. Tikhon Enlightener of North America please click here

New Bishop Elected

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New Bishop Elected.

Scene from the liturgy before the election. Metropolitan Jonah served with the deanery priests. There were 141 clergy and lay delegates - 73 clergy 67 lay delegates.

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New Bishop Elected.

The election took place at Holy Virgin Cathedral in Minneapolis. It was on the second ballot that Fr. Matthias Moriak was elected as Bishop. God Grant Him Many Years!

Children's Sermon For October

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Children's Sermon For October.

This month's children sermon was about Jesus as a child. Fr. explained how his parents thought he was lost and found him teaching in the temple. He was not lost but doing his fathers business. Fr. talked about Joseph and step fathers.

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Children's Sermon For October.

He used this story to introduce a new icon stand which will be used for blessing the children at the end of the liturgy. The icon on the stand shows Jesus teaching in the temple.


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