Y2AM mission includes introducing youth and young adults to Christ.
God invites us to experience and participate in His love.
Gathering as His Church, we give thanks to God in the Liturgy.
Divine Liturgy begins at 10am every Sunday.
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian
Focus Fasting: A Reflection on the Great Fast
Father Athanasios Demos – (borrowed from goarch.org, Archdiocesan website)
At my old age I have come to realize that I personally need to focus fast during Lent and all other fasting periods of the Ecclesiastical year. As in most cases I have focused on what I should or should not eat and how much I should or should not eat. Food has been the focus that has absorbed my attention. Now as I grow older I find myself leaning towards a different focus... not so centered on the particular details on what and how much I eat, rather to focus on eating much less and of that which is healthier for my body — vitamin packed vegetables, less carbohydrates.
I have found over the years that many people become nervous, uptight and irritable during fasting periods because they are struggling to control their appetites and discipline their bodies. Continued...
5th Friday of Lent
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
The Holy Hieromartyr Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra; Theophilos the Martyr and those with him; Innocent, Enlightener of Siberia & Alaska; Akakios the Confessor
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