February 2001 Events and Photos

New Member Luncheon
February 25th, 2001

Members of the church get food. The new members... Father Andrew hands out icons of St. Luke to the new members.

St. Luke’s held it’s Annual New Member Luncheon to recognize those members who have formally joined the Parish during the past year.

Our new members are as follows:
Dr. Matthew & Tanya Andoniadis (children Madison & Samuel)
Mary & Micah Flynn
Zakaria Ibrahim
Jeffrey Johnson
Maria Kopulos
George Poulos (wife Ruth)
Chris & Bob Zubenko (sons Joshua & Daniel)

At the end of Liturgy Father Andrew distibuted icons to the new members. Afterwards lunch and fellowship was enjoyed by all in the church basement.

Looks so good... Stea Zekios and Mary Flynn. Hey that's me... with some new members in the background.

Forgiveness Vespers
February 25th, 2001

At forgiveness Sunday Vespers we begin Great Lent with the prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian. After the prayer all parishioners are invited all to ask each other for forgiveness and make a full prostration ending with a mutual kiss on the cheek. Those who attended were exhausted after doing so many prostrations.

The Prayer of St. Ephraim
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of laziness, despair, lust of power, and idle talk (All make a prostration). But give, rather, the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to your servant (All make a prostration). O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions and not to judge my brother, for blessed are You unto the ages of ages. Amen (All make a prostration).

John Verderber and Father Andrew start off the forgiveness. The parishioners forgive each other for their sins. Father Andrew Harrison preaches about Forgiveness.


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