Letter from Marvin

Marvin is new to the group. He started reading the GNL a good while back, getting copies from another participant. When his friend was relocated to another facility, Marvin wrote me and asked to be put on our list; he wanted to continue to get the Good-NewsLetter. We exchanged a few personal letters and I find him to be sincerely seeking truth and friendship.

Being new, he’s still worried about bothering me in my busy life and is apologetic for the intrusion. Nevertheless, he seizes the opportunity to ask for prayer for his daughter, ask burning questions about faith, and reach out for help getting information.   Reading his letter, can you see how it would be easy for anyone, even you, to answer him? this is how personal prison ministry begins!

Lives are changed (including our own) when we take a leap of faith and reach out to one person in prison! If you would like to write to Marvin, send him a book on the history of Christianity and perhaps do a little research on programs for people in prison, send me an email at [email protected] and let’s get you started!

Please add Marvin and Aleiya to your prayer list and remember them daily. Thank you!

Join us in prayer + action for Christ!

This Weekend: Hierarchical Services

This week was the start of the Diaconate Boot Camp hosted by our parish and we are concluding the conference with the Hierarchical services of All Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy this weekend.

Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, Archpriest Andre Papkov and Protodeacon Vadim Gan will be joined by our visiting clergy attending the conference.

Saturday evening, after the All Night Vigil, we will be hosting a banquette at 8:00PM to raise funds for the new temple for our parish. The cost is $10 a plate with both meat and vegetarian options.

Come and meet the Bishop, visiting clergy and students!




Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, May 5th, 5:00PM – Hierarchical All Night Vigil w/confessions. PLEASE NOTE EARLY TIME

Saturday, May 5th, 8:00PM – Banquette Fund-raiser Dinner.

Sunday, May 6th, 9:00AM – Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

Sunday, May 6th, 12:30PM – Lunch