Cheri and I returned home safely from the ROCOR Western Rite Conference last night. I wish you could have been there. It was wonderful. The Holy Spirit is at work and the Western Church is being rebuilt at a rapid rate. There was so much enthusiasm and energy. Everything was positive throughout the entire week. This was bigger and better than any clergy conference or diocesan synod I have ever attended, and Metropolitan Hilarion was there for the entire time. I have much to report tomorrow at the Liturgy. The future is bright indeed.
I also have some exciting news for Holy Cross parish. God is good!
I hope that you will plan to be at church tomorrow, October 4, so you can hear all about it. Cheri and I are looking forward to being at church, and to seeing you there.
Christian Education is at 8:45 AM, followed by Matins at 9:15 AM, and the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the Liturgy. We are a faithful and friendly parish, and we have a place for you! See you soon.
Fr. Victor Novak
HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127