Beguiling and deceptive is the life of the world, fruitless its labor, perilous its delight, poor its riches, delusive its honors, inconstant, insignificant; and woe to those who hope in its seeming goods: because of this many die without repentance. Blessed and most blessed are those who depart from the world and its desires.
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2017 Annual Meeting - 01/29/17
On Sunday, January 27th, the parishioners of Christ the Savior gathered together for their annual meeting. In addition to reviewing the minutes from last year's meeting, the parish body heard reports from the rector, senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and auditors. We recounted and gave thanks for all the great blessings we received during the past year, including celebrating the 90th birthday of our founding priest, Fr. Daniel Hubiak, and the extraordinary retiring of the mortgage on the Parish Center some 15 years adhead of schedule!
On Friday, January 27th parishioners from Christ the Savior joined other Orthodox Christians and hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for the March For Life in Washington, DC. The march is a pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in the nation's capital near the anniversary of the infamous decision in the United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. This year marked the 44th anniversary and featured an address by Vice President Mike Pence.
90th Birthday Party for Fr. Daniel Hubiak - 01/15/17
On Sunday, January 15th, the Christ the Savior family celebrated the 90th birthday of Protopresbyter Daniel Hubiak, the founding priest of the Mission. We were pleased to welcome guests from near and far for the festivities, including Fr. John Jillions, chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, who read a letter from His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon on this auspicious occasion. We heartily congratulate Fr. Daniel and Matushka Dunia on this great milestone, and we ask the Lord God to continue His blessings upon them, granting them both health, strength, salvation, a furtherance in every good thing and many more blessed years!
On Friday, January 6th, the faithful gathered to celebrate the Great Feast of Theophany, which commemorates the Lord's Baptism in the Jordan River and the manifestation of the Holy Trinity. On the eve, we served the Great Blessing of Water during the festal vigil.
On Sunday, January 1st, the children of the parish put on a Christmas Pageant following the Divine Liturgy. Afterwards, we enjoyed hearing the youngsters sing carols and perform instrumental pieces in the hall. Christ is born! Glorify Him!
On Sunday, January 1st, we kept the custom of St. Basil's Bread (The Vasilopeta). This year the coins were received by David McAlpin, Laurie Morsey, and Elisabeth Parsells. May the Lord grant them many blessed years!