Lenten Greetings - 2009
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Lenten Greetings - 2009

We are now posting to our website the various communications that our friends and customers have always enjoyed.

A Lenten message below 

A Brochure of suggested Icons, books, CDs and gifts for the season

Great Lent Newsletter and Donation Appeal 2009

My Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Bless!  The Lord! 


    A Special Lenten Message-


Great and Holy Lent

Nymphios ("Bridegroom")(Half) - J06

As the sun and the moon have their times and seasons of the day, month, and year, so these physical bodies in the little heaven above are reflections of the great and holy seasons of the Church (which is in time and above and beyond time too, and in Heaven and on Earth).  The Lord of Life, the Eternal God Who was made manifest as a Man for our sake in His Body as the Church, intersects time with Eternity.  Every event in His Life when He was with us here on earth has Eternal dimensions and resonates forever for He was always in the past and continues always in the present and future as the Pre-eternal God.  Now in that general season of times of the Church, we begin in these days to enter the Mystery of His Suffering, His Death, and His Glorious and Holy Resurrection.  We need these times to reflect on the love and goodness that can bring us true consolation.  We need these times to “behold the Man” of sufferings and humiliation that never stops loving us.  We need these times to enter that inmost door of life where Christ still appears even in His Resurrection with the wounds in His Hands and Feet.  We need them, and we need Him, so that we can live with Him forever.  May Thy suffering love reach across the abyss of our sins, O Lord Jesus Christ, and gladden us with the Light of Thy Resurrection!      


 God bless you and keep you in His Holy Name,

 Keep us in your prayers and love,

The Monks of St. Isaac of Syria Skete 
         and the Nuns of the Convent of St. Silouan


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