Dear Brothers and Sisters, As God has seen fit to grant our mission growth, we are now experiencing growing pains. Particularly, we are learning how to incorporate families with young children into our parish life. I think over the last little while both parents and the community at large has felt some discomfort as parents have struggled to learn how to teach their children to behave in Church. With this in mind,…
Here is Jim heading home with his family’s many Pascha Baskets ‘Christ is Risen, Truly He is Risen!” (Fr. Michael and Family)The kids exploring on Fr.’s land! Thank God for such a beautiful Pasha Day! Thank god, we had a beautiful Pascha day, full of meat, cheese and sunshine! Christ is Risen, Truly He is Risen!
Blessed Bright week!Thank God, we have just completed our third Lent and Pascha together here at Holy Nativity!This year’s celebration was especially meaningful as we have just recently recieved our official name and Antamincian from His Grace Bishop JOSEPH, our loving father in Christ!Here are photos of our Priest Fr. Micheal and our brand new deacon, deacon Chris, on Holy Pascha! Christ is Risen!
[Newsday, March 7, 2004]
“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” asks the old Gospel hymn.
Mel Gibson’s powerful film, “The Passion of the Christ,” has brought many viewers “there,” and I rejoice with those who say it deepened their faith. I can understand why this film moves them so much.
But I don’t think they understand why a fellow-believer might prefer a different approach. It seems to them that any less-than-graphic portrayal is weak – “sanitized.”
But is that the only way to see it? Here, for example, are two paintings made early in the 17th century. The one with the golden background represents the Eastern Christian tradition, and is by the iconographer Emmanuel Lambardos of Crete. The other, emblematic of Mel Gibson’s Western tradition, is by the Dutch painter Hendrick ter Brugghen.