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Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women - May 15, 2016

posted Jan 14, 2015, 8:50 PM by SaintRaphael WebAdmin   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 6:28 PM ]

We marked the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women on May 15th. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome came to the tomb very early in the morning, to anoint the Lord. They were worried about moving the big, heavy stone which had been rolled in front of the entrance to the tomb. In today's homily, Father Tom quoted St. Ignatius Branchianinov, and reminded us that our heart is like a temple, and the heavy stone is insensibility, the deadening of the spiritual life which gets overcome by the material and by neglect of the spritual life: we lose track of our mortality, and get used to the life of pleasure. Who then shall roll the stone away for us? A person must be patient and dedicated to overcoming insensibility, to gain the compunction needed to move away the stone. We bring our myrrh by having good intention and dedicating ourselves to service to God. 


At the end of the Liturgy, Caleb Serafy was presented an icon and service book in honor of his service to the parish as Chanter and Singer


Yahne reads today's EpistleFather Tom reads today's GospelFather Tom gives today's homilyCaleb is presented with a gift in honor of his service to the parish
 
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