“Since my soul’s noetic eyes are blind and sightless, I come unto Thee, O Christ, as did the man who was born blind. And in repentance I cry to Thee: of those in darkness Thou art the most radiant Light.”
To all of you who have seen the Light of Christ greetings to you,
Christ is Risen.
The theme of Light is always present in all of our services. When we receive a baby into the church we say that he may see the true light in due time. At the end of every liturgy we sing we have seen the true light. Christ is our light and we have been illumined with His Light in baptism. May the Light of Christ always shines within our hearts so that people around us may see our good deeds, our faith, and give glory to God.
Next week we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on Wednesday night starting with Orthros at 6:30 PM followed by the Divine Liturgy.
I would like to honor our graduates from universities and high schools. Please, send me a picture of your son/daughter with their names, the school they are graduating from and the degree so we can put it in the bulletin.
Also, I would like to pray for all our doctors, nurses, and the frontline workers who are helping in our hospitals, please send me their names so we can pray for them.
It seems our children will not go back to school until September. If anyone would like to organize virtual activities for our children, please let me know. Parents if you feel stressed out and you would like to get together online and chat, let me know. People who lost their jobs, if you need to meet with me and talk, I am available, just call me. I am here for you to stand by your side. You are not alone. If anyone needs financial assistance, please call Father.
The man who received his sight said to Jesus: “Lord, I believe”; and he worshiped Him” Every Sunday by coming to church we worship Christ. Even when we pray from our homes we pray together with the community, each one of us says “Lord, I believe”. Lord we don’t understand what is happening, neither we can explain it, but we believe that you are present by our sides. Open the eyes of our hearts so that we can see you today.
Truly He is Risen.
Rev. Fr. Dr. George Dahdouh, Priest
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
9116 Bayview Ave.,
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3M9
Office: 905/731-7210, Cell in case of Emergency: 416/937-6301
~Pastor’s Message of May 22, 2020~