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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
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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