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Thomas Sunday and Mother's Day - May 8, 2016

posted Nov 22, 2014, 11:35 AM by SaintRaphael WebAdmin   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 6:38 PM ]
  On May 8, we marked Thomas Sunday, on which the Apostle Thomas encountered the Risen Lord, and expressed his doubt that it really could be the Lord he was seeing; but, when the Lord invited him to probe His wounds, Thomas at once realized that it truly was Jesus whom he encountered, and acknowledged Him as "My Lord and My God".
   This Sunday was also Mother's Day, and in the introduction to his homily, Father Tom noted that we should honor our mothers, and that the Theotokos is the ultimate mother. 
A mother's love is genuine, and so must our faith be genuine - there is no bluffing, and we cannot say that other people believe something, we have to answer for and with our own faith, even as Thomas did. 
    After the Liturgy, we adjourned to Sts. Peter and Paul, for the baptism of Abigail, the daughter of Caleb and Kacee Serafy. Many Years! 

Yahne reads today's EpistleFather Tom reads today's GospelFather Tom gives today's homily
Father Tom prepares Communion
The sponsors and the parents prepare for Abigail's baptism
The Living Water
Prayers after Baptism
The Procession

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