“When Jesus is present, all is well, and nothing seems hard, But when Jesus is absent, everything is hard. When Jesus is silent, we have no comfort; but if Jesus speaks a single word to our spirit, the comfort we experience is great. Did not Mary rise up quickly from the place where she wept when Martha said to her, “The Teacher is here and wants to see you” (John 11:28). Happy is the hour when Jesus calls us from tears to the joy of the Spirit! How dry and hard we are without Jesus! How senseless and proud if we desire anything besides or beyond Jesus! Is this not a greater loss than
if we should lose the whole world?”
from “The Imitation of Christ – Classic Devotions in Today’s Language”
Thomas A Kempis
Compiled and Edited by James N. Watkins
Christmas Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday Evening (Christmas Eve) December 24, 2021 at 4:00pm in Saint Vladimir’s in Edwardsville and on Saturday morning (Christmas Day) December 25, 2021 at 10:00am in Saints Peter & Paul in Wilkes-Barre. There will be no Saturday Evening Liturgy (in anticipation of Sunday) in Wilkes-Barre.
AT THAT TIME, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him to her home. She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and listened to his words. Martha, who was busy with all the details of hospitality, came to him and said, “Lord, are you not concerned that my sister has left me to do the household tasks all alone? Tell her to help me.” The Lord in reply said to her: “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and upset about many things; one thing only is required. Mary has chosen the better portion and she shall not be deprived of it.” While he was saying this a woman from the crowd called out, “Blest is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!” “Rather,” he replied, “blest are they who hear the word of God and keep it.”
Leftover & Planned Over Pyrohy and Holubtsi made for our Festival Dinner are available for sale. Frozen Pyrohy are available at $8.00/dozen and frozen Holubtsi (Piggie) 6-packs are $15.00. Contact Stephen Mykulyn (570) 899-7816, to set up a pick up.
We will no longer be regularly video recording liturgies.
Audio Recording will be available after most Sunday morning liturgies, as we had available prior to the pandemic restrictions.
Liturgy recordings are available at the Liturgy Recording Tab above.
A Video Recording of our mixed English/Slavonic Sunday Liturgy for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost is available on our Liturgy Recording Page and can be accessed using the link below.