Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Relics of St Valdimir of Kiev

you were like a merchant in search of fine pearls.
By sending servants to Constantinople for the Orthodox Faith, you :found Christ, the priceless pearl.
He appointed you to be another Paul,
washing away in baptism your physical and spiritual blindness.
We celebrate your memory,
asking you to pray for all Orthodox Christians and for us, your :spiritual children. 

Proto Deacon Nazari sharing the story of St Vladimir of Kiev and how his relics came to be in our parish.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

St Symeon the Stylite Party

September 1 is St Symeon the Stylite's Feast Day.

Here is the remains of the actual pillar.

We enjoyed watching an interpretative movie on his life.
*Warning might not be suitable for all viewers*

We had stacked snacks!


We had a great time together!
Good Times!

Thou soughtest the heights, though parted not from things below;
thy pillar became a chariot of fire for thee.
Thou becamest thereby a true companion of the angelic host;
and together with them, O Saint, thou ceaselessly prayest Christ God for us all.