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July 25, 2012

Spiritual Retreat this weekend

Due to a last minute change of plans, it was not possible for Abbess Aemiliane to be with us for our retreat next weekend. Fr. Gerasim (Eliel), whom many of you have met, has agreed to step in and speak on the same topics. Fr. Gerasim has been with us before, and will no doubt give a spiritually uplifting retreat. If you were planning on joining us from outside of the parish, please feel welcome. The full schedule of the retreat is as follows:

Friday, August 10th

  • 6:15 p.m. Presentation on Biblical Literacy – Joshua (Eighth Day Books)
  • 7:00 p.m. Small Compline
  • 7:45 p.m. Light refreshments, Introductory remarks – Fr. Gerasim

Saturday, August 11th

  • 9:00 a.m. Canon of Supplication to the Theotokos
  • 10:00 a.m. First Session on Spiritual Maturity – Fr. Gerasim
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch Provided
  • 1:30 p.m. Second Session on the Theotokos – Fr. Gerasim
  • 5:00 p.m. Great Vespers, Confessions

Sunday, August 12th

  • 9:10 a.m. Hours, Divine Liturgy, Pot-Luck Meal

May 29, 2012

Church Directory Update

If you would like to be included in our directory, please contact Geo Michalopulos at [email protected]. (You may also text him at 918–231–0499.) Also, if you are already in our directory but have changed your address or phone number, please contact us well.

Deadlines for all submissions is June 30, 2012.

Thank you.

May 19, 2012

Letter from Father Ambrose

May 19th, 2012
Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prusa

Beloved in Christ,
Christ is Risen!

It is with great joy that I write to inform you that Judge Damon Cantrell has upheld the Tulsa County Board of Adjustment’s approval in our favor on the issue of our site plan and cemetery. We have waited almost two years for a decision, and the Lord has rewarded our patience and our prayers. Many of you have prayed, labored, and fasted, and contributed financially, to this cause. May God bless you for your efforts!

Sharp Mortgage Company, which had petitioned to have the decision of the Board of Adjustment overturned, has the right to appeal to the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma. Mr. Sharp’s lawyer has previously indicated that his client would do so. That is to say, the time for prayer and fasting is not over. Especially over the course of the coming month, in which the appeal must be made, we should all continue to ask God to bless the Sharp family and our neighbors, some of whom have opposed our site plan, and to keep us in an attitude of humility, repentance and love for Him and for them.

If, by grace, there is no appeal and the District Court’s decision stands, let us rejoice and give thanks to God. If, however, an appeal should be made so that we are called to persevere in the struggle, there are several concrete things that each of us can do. Firstly, as we fast every Friday in remembrance of the Lord’s submission to death and the grave, let us dedicate each Friday fast in prayer to this issue. Let us stand faithful, seeking the Lord’s mercy. Secondly, as many of you have already done, consider contributing to the parish’s legal fund, which has been established for this purpose. Lastly, we will celebrate a Molieben of Thanksgiving this Sunday following the Divine Liturgy, in gratitude to God for this current decision in our favor. May God continue to bless you for your faithfulness, and may He also bless our neighbors.

In the risen Christ,

Fr. Ambrose Arrington