Dear friends in Christ,
The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the Ascension will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6th, at 11:55 AM. Come over your lunch hour. You will be blessed!
Last Sunday was the last Sunday in Eastertide and was a very good day at church. In addition to Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was administered. I have seldom seen more food during fellowship outside of our monthly potluck luncheons. Fellowship lasted well into the afternoon, and then Cheri and I took Holy Communion to the sick and enjoyed more fellowship. We didn’t finally get home until around 5:30 PM, some twelve hours after rising — exhausted, but happy.
This coming Sunday is the Sunday after Ascension. We will be singing the ancient hymn, Hail thee Festival Day! This beautiful hymn is a favorite of mine, and I know it is a favorite of yours as well.
This morning I posted a new article on our parish Facebook page. It comes from the New Liturgical Movement, and is titled, “Let Latins be Latins, and Greeks be Greeks: On Remaining Faithful to Distinctive Identities.” It is a very good article and can be read here: https://www.facebook.com/Holy-Cross-Parish-362370402748/?eid=ARDjD_P4lHRW-12GlEBjwGtUlj2_fi5zCq-nsfU1zy08AGTBdvRABHX6Bqf8-BaPljvFCDuuvpKpvaFZ
God is good and loves each of us as though there were only one of us. We love Him because He first loved us. Let us serve God with joy as sons and daughters of a loving and merciful heavenly Father. Soli Deo gloria!
Don’t forget to spend time in prayer and Scripture reading. Have a great week. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you soon!
Fr. Victor Novak
HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127