Jesus said to them “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.”
Dear to Christ the parishioners of St. George,
Christ is in our midst. He is and ever shall be.
Fr. Philip writes: “Those first disciples had nothing like perfect knowledge or understanding when Christ called them, but they were still responsible to respond to the command: “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” By obeying that instruction, they began the journey that would lead them to become pillars of Christ’s Body, the Church, and martyrs who gave the ultimate witness for their Lord. Throughout the course of their time with Christ, they were given much—and much was required of them.”
Please, remember to give towards the fundraising for the air-condition and maintenance expenses.
Please, pray for me on July 6th as I celebrate 24 years in the Priesthood.
Fr. Philip continues “It is true that God calls and equips particular people for particular ministries, but there is no doubt that He calls us all to embrace the new and holy life that He has brought to the world. He wants us all to shine with holy light as living icons of His salvation. There is no predestination in Orthodox Christianity such that God wants to save some, but not others. As St. Paul taught, “God wants all to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim. 2:4) There is no partiality in God. He calls each of us to be responsible for the measure of His truth that we have received.”
In the crucified Christ,
~Pastor’s Message of July 04, 2021~