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October Messsage from Fr. Justin

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in rector's messages | 0 comments

One day Abba Arsenius consulted an old Egyptian monk about his own interior life. Someone noticed this and said to him, “Abba Arsenius, how is it that you with such a good Latin and Greek education, ask this peasant about your interior life?” He replied, “I have indeed been taught Latin and Greek, but I do not know even the alphabet of this peasant.” My kids have gone back to school and the cooler weather has started to show itself. On September the 14th we celebrated Holy Cross day, which marks the “Winter Season” in the...

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Summer reflections from Fr. Justin

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 in rector's messages | 0 comments

We have now entered Trinitytide or if you prefer ordinary time. It is called ordinary because the Sundays are ordered that is they are in order, such as “proper 10”, “proper 11”, “proper 12”. The Summer is upon us with some consistency and we are enjoying the beauty of the outdoors and letting our bodies relax a bit in the warmth of the sun and the deliciousness of the breeze. I feel something of a special kinship with Jesus in the summer. Recognizing that Jesus’ earthly ministry did not include a stint in Vermont or the New...

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Hacked By Shade

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in rector's messages | 0 comments

Hacked By Shade Hacked By Shade   GreetZ: Prosox – Sxtz – KDZ – RxR HaCkEr – GeNErAL – HolaKo – Golden-Hacker – ~Abo-Al EoS Twitter: @ShadeHaxor

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Eastertide Message from Fr. Justin

Posted on May 5, 2016 in rector's messages | 0 comments

Alleluia Christ is Risen! A blessed Eastertide! During this season of mystagogia, I’d like to write about the prayer called “recollection”, to be theologically technical; acquired recollection. The reason it’s good to be technical here is because this word “acquired” means that you can achieve it without any extra special grace. It’s a kind of skill that you can acquire. The term “recollection” really just means to re-collect all of the faculties, those activities we call the senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting,...

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