“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Dear faithful one who believe that with God all things are possible,
Glory to Jesus Christ. Glory for ever.
We celebrate the “Beheading of St. John the Baptist” this Saturday August 29th. (The Liturgy is Friday evening at 7PM.) John the Baptist gave his life for proclaiming the Truth, the troparia of his feast says:
“After suffering with joy in behalf of the truth, thou didst proclaim even to those in Hades the God Who appeared in the flesh, Who taketh away the sin of the world, and granteth us great mercy”.
September 1st, is the beginning of the New Ecclesiastical (church) Year. Happy New Church Year. Let us make a resolution to attend all the Church feasts services this coming year.
Next week we will have Bible Study on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.
Sunday school/Christian education registration already started. If you have any question or you have not received an email to register, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, always check our website for services day and time. Visit http://www.stgeorgeto.org
Fr. Philip LaMaster writes: “To receive grace is to share in His life as much as is possible for human beings. When we think of our salvation in those terms, the focus moves from what we can accomplish by our own power and toward what our Lord is doing through us. Of course, we must cooperate with His gracious presence in our lives, but we must never fall into the fantasy of thinking that the healing of our souls is simply or even primarily about what we can accomplish by trying really hard according to our own designs….“With God, all things are possible,” even for someone like St. Paul to become radiant with holiness by grace. The same is true for the rich young rulers of the world, for those who have had their illusions of perfection shattered, and for those who cannot imagine how God’s mercy could ever extend to them. To become like Paul, we must crucify our shame and despair, confessing with that “it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). That is really the only way to get over ourselves and in humility to become participants in His great victory over sin and death.”
With St. Paul I say: “it was not I, but the grace of God, which is with me”.
Rev. Fr. Dr. George Dahdouh, Priest