HPROMC News, 1/3/18

Welcome to our newest member, James Gilraeth, a military veteran from North Carolina (where he belonged to a ROCOR parish) now living in the area.

Congratulations to mission Secretary Andre Wagner for receiving a blessing from Metropolitan Hilarion of New York to become our mission’s newest reader, at a date being set soon.

Reader Kentigern Paul Siewers will give a talk at  Fr. Alexis Duncan’s ROCOR parish in the Albany NY area for the Sunday of the Holy Cross during Lent, on “‘Grant Victory to the Kings over the Barbarians, and by the virtue of Thy Cross preserve Thy Commonwealth’”: Royal Priesthood in an age without Orthodox Kings.” Fr. Alexis was the main iconographer and former rector for Christ the Savior Church in Sugar Notch.

The Mission has been actively working on the property search over the Nativity Fast season, and has three properties currently in the Union County region that it is looking at actively. For details and any further leads and ideas, please contact Reader Kentigern Paul, siewers7518@gmail.com We will be discussing these leads at meetings after Liturgy during following weekends in January.

Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord this weekend, when our mission will be traveling for services to Christ the Savior Church in Sugar Notch, PA, just south of Wilkes-Barre off I-81, at 558 Main Street, directions at: christthesaviourroc.com. More details follow below. There will be no services in Lewisburg this weekend, but rides will be available to Christ the Savior Church, and also Nativity services will be streamed live from St. John’s Cathedral in Mayfield: stjohnsmayfield.org. Saturday services (Jan. 6) at Christ the Savior Church will be preceded by Holy Supper at 5 p.m., a tradition of Lenten foods as a community dinner gathering before marking the Nativity. The Holy Supper will be followed by Great Comline with Litiya at 6 p.m. Then on Sunday (Jan. 7) for the Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, Prayers of the Hours will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Nativity Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. There will also be food and fellowship after the service.
As we will joyfully exclaim Sunday: Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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