This year we are posting to our website various Spring Greetings and communications for our friends and customers.
A Memorial Day and June Wedding letter below
A Brochure of Suggested Icons, books, CDs and Gifts for the Spring Season
A Memorial Day and June Wedding 25% Discount Special Gift Selection
Donation Appeal - Beginning of Spring 2010
Our Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As Spring turns into Summer this year we honor those who have gone on before us, especially those who have given their life for our country and to protect our ideas of freedom that are our national heritage. In Christ, all are made alive, and He is the God of the Living, for those who live in Him will truly have Eternal Life. We pray for the departed that they will live with the Righteous in Heavenly places unimaginable to us now, and that they have the brightness of the Resurrection in their faces and in their hearts. The ideas of sacrifice and love are closely aligned.
June traditionally has many weddings where those with a Christian understanding enter a life of love and sacrifice also, with mutual respect and forgiveness the working principles of a growing and fruitful marriage in Christ. From such marriages will come the next generation of children steeped in the Faith by watching the example of their parents seeking a Godly life in such sacrifice and love. More important than words, our actions show the next generation what we really believe. May we all—young and old, parents and children—choose this blessed path of living out our Faith both inwardly and outwardly, and by joyous yet respectful actions and words, communicate our commitment to be Christians in word and deed.
May this Spring and early Summer give us all abundant hope and thanksgiving to God for His manifold blessings.
The Monastics of St. Isaac of Syria Skete
and of the Convent of St. Silouan,
the Faithful of St. Nicholas Church,
and the Staff of Orthodox Byzantine Icons