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Services this week:
Services for Easter 2014
Please remember the Bookstore has Baptismal outfits and Easter merchandise for sale.
Parish Bulletin Board
Two (2) Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) are available. One has been placed in the church & the second is located at Riverside Landings.
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Orthodox Tidbits Elder Paisios on Great Lent
Elder, how can I struggle more with abstinence during Lent?
Now during Lent those in the world in some way take greater care to show abstinence, but we monks
must always be careful. Above all one must be careful, however, of the passions of the soul and then
the body. Because if one prioritizes bodily asceticism and does not struggle to eradicate the passions
of the soul, he will do nothing.
A layman once went to a monastery in the beginning of Lent and there a certain monk appeared to him to
be abrupt and rough. However the poor man had good thoughts and justified him. He later came to me
Continued: Elder Paisios on the Arena of Great Lent
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