2017 Holy Week/Paschal Message From Fr. Peter
It is hard to believe that we are now in the final days of Holy Week!
I have been very pleased this year to observe the seriousness with which you, the faithful of this community, are walking on the path way of the Great Fast. Not only has attendance been greater at the various Lenten services, I see in the calm demeanor of so many of you the fruits of the three pillars of Lent at work in your lives, that of Prayer, Fasting and Good Works.
I have enjoyed our discussion of our Lenten reading book The Way of The Pilgrim. The Pilgrim’s quest for intimate communion with God in unceasing prayer has inspired us to become more zealous in our own prayer life. It has reminded us of how the living saints of the Church seek to love and serve God with all of their heart, mind and soul.
I encourage all of us to take full advantage of the life-giving and inspiring Holy Week and Paschal Divine Services of the Church, which will give us the strength to journey with our Lord through Holy Week. May we have the strength to attend and take part in as many, if not all, of these Services that is humanly possible. They are of the most beautiful and meaningful of the Liturgical Year. They provide us with many opportunities for spiritual healing and finding inner peace in the knowledge that God is with and within us as we journey to paradise in this earthly life.
I wish all of you a blessed celebration of Holy Week and a glorious light-filled Pascha.