Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Wisdom of the Church Fathers and the Monastic Life
St. John ClimacusSt. John Climacus
Fire and water do not mix, neither can you mix judgment of others with the desire to repent. If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment, because the judgment of God is hidden from men. It has happened that men have sinned greatly in the open but have done greater deeds in secret, so that those who would disparage them have been fooled, with smoke instead of sunlight in their eyes.

St. John Climacus

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Services this week:
     3/26: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am
     3/27: Great Compline — 7pm
     3/29: Presanctified Liturgy — 6pm
     3/31: Akathist Hymn — 7pm
     4/01: Vespers — 6pm
     4/02: Orthros 9am/Divine Liturgy 10am

Easter 2017 Church Services Schedule has been published.

For additional reminders, visit the weekly bulletin page.

Please contact Aleka Batis to order Easter Bread. Orders will be taken until March 31st and be available on April 9th.

Orthodox Tidbits — St. John Cassian On Anger

Christ the Teacher by Monastery Icons Our fourth struggle is against the demon of anger. We must, with God's help, eradicate his deadly poison from the depths of our souls. So long as he dwells in our hearts and blinds the eyes of the heart with his somber disorders, we can neither discriminate what is for our good, nor achieve spiritual knowledge, nor fulfill our good intentions, nor participate in true life; and our intellect will remain impervious to the contemplation of the true, divine light; for it is written, "For my eye is troubled because of anger" (Ps. 6:7. LXX).

Nor will we share in divine wisdom even though We are deemed wise by all men, for it is written: "Anger lodges in the bosom of fools" (Eccles. 7:9). Nor can we discriminate in decisions affecting our salvation even though we are thought by our fellow men to have good sense, for it is written: "Anger destroys even men of good sense" (Prov. 15:1. LXX).

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