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Leonid Gregory_funeral service May 13th, 2017

Every time when we have contact with the mystery of the death -especially the departure from this life of our close ones - many questions arise in our minds: "Why now?"  "Why him (or her)?"  "Why, why, why?"

In this way we show the protest of our soul against something unnatural to humanity, something contrary to our nature, which became an unchanging facet of human life, and we protest death.

This is also proof of the fact that our life in its totality is fully known only to God, and we should together with Apostle Paul cry out “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and of knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements and His ways past finding out!”

And really the ways of God's wisdom are beyond our comprehension. Why? Some are rich and others are poor, one is really healthy and another is not, one is given a chance to see his great grandchildren and other is called to eternal life early.

Leo was blessed with many long years. He was a source of blessing and grace, he was an example, a source of encouragement and inspiration.

 

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Tchaikovsky Concert 2017

On April 30, 2017, we organized one more concert from Micheltorena Concert SeriesThe performance was dedicated to "The Seasons " by P.I. Tchaikovsky, and included, in addition to the performance of piano pieces, classical recitation, acting sketches and dance in avant-garde style, conveying the lyrical mood of the characteristic plays. Our parish choir opened the concert with the Paschal troparion and Tchaikovsky's Holy God, and performed magnificently. Marilya Shcherbakova performed on the piano, Andrey Kalugin presented dance and acting sketches, and Ganna Semenova gave recitation and acting sketches, and all were spectacular. Especially for the concert, our parishioner Gedda Ilves translated and recited Tchaikovsky's poems.

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May - June 2017

June 4th - HOLY PENTECOST. HOLY TRINITY

June 5th -  HOLY SPIRIT DAY. Sisterhood Patronal Feast day

June 10th - Saturday School Commencement ceremony

May - June 2017

CHRIST IS RISEN!  

Dear brothers and sisters,
Once again, I take this opportunity to greet you on the occasion of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and on the coming holidays: the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Pentecost.
I want to thank everyone who took part in cleaning and decorating of our Temple for our Paschal celebration.
I express my gratitude to the Parish Council for organizing the Paschal breakfast, and all the donors for their financial assistance to our parish.

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April 2017

Thank you to everyone for your financial support. YTD by 02/28/2017 we are running a loss of $14,432.23.

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May - June 2017

We had about 20 people come out and clean the Church for Pascha which made the job easier for the usual regular volunteers. Thank you very much.

Our order of the red and burgundy priest vestments and vessel covers arrived from Ukraine in time for Easter and are very elegant and beautiful.  

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May - June 2017

I would like to thank everyone who wished me their best wishes on the occasion of my 95th Birthday.

A special thanks is extended to Fr. Nazari for giving me such a beautiful icon, and also his Eminence Archbishop Benjamin who gave me a "Gramota".  Both gifts were a total surprise to me and I was really touched when they were awarded to me in Church. 

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May - June 2017

Micheltorena Concert Series....
Very important reminder:
P.I.Tchaikovsky Concert on April 30th, 2017 at 2.00pm.

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May - June 2017

2016-2017 school year at Russian Saturday School is nearly over! We thank all those who supported our school and helped us with our work!

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May - June 2017

Christ is Risen!
Sunday School classes in May will be held on May 7 and May 21. Classes in June will be June 4 and 11.

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March 2017

Thank you to all who helped make the camp fundraiser a success.  

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April 2017

Thank you to all who attended our blini luncheon on Feb. 26th.  It was a great success!  

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February 2017

The Kiosk still has several calendars for sale, both the St. Tikhon Calendar, which has beautiful prints of icons from Mount Sinai on each page, and the OCA Church of the Saviour in San Francisco, with excerpts from the writings of the ever-memorable Bishop John Shakovskoy on each page.

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May - June 2017

Christ is Risen!
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our care packages for the needy!  We were able to assemble 15 packages, which were distributed locally on Great and Glorious Pascha.  Special thanks goes to the FORUM study group who assembled all the packages.

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