December 13, 2020
"And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.
But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity."And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day."
“The Orthodox Faith has always viewed the church as a hospital for our suffering and not a court room for judgements"
Let’s not stone our fellow-man in a so-called “Christian manner.” The person who – in the presence of others – checks someone for having sinned (or speaks in an impassioned manner about a certain person), is not moved by the Spirit of God; he is moved by another spirit.
The way of the Church is love; it differs from the way of the legalists. The Church sees everything with tolerance and seeks to help each person, whatever he may have done, however sinful he may be.
The theology of the Church is ascetic, it defines the methods of cure in order for man to attain deification. The life which the Church has is to cure man and give him the right orientation on his way towards God. In this we are all tested.
Keep the Faith!
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We have services!
We have returned to our Sunday and our regular schedule.
We simply ask that
1. Please do not venerate "kiss" the icons...simply cross yourself and bow.
be used used namely:
2. Keep social distancing.
3. Masks are available when you enter the Church. We are not limiting or restricting anyone from attending...everyone is responsible for themselves.
4. Social hour after the Liturgy has been canceled until further notice.
Should you wish to continue to make donations,
you may do so by mailing them to our address :
PO Box 1725
Monroe, MI 48161
Today we commemorate the "First called disciple of Christ"
To learn even more about
St. Andrew ...
please click on the
Fresco of St. Andrew as found on the walls of St. George in Monroe
"first on the right side of the church"
FYI just a little more...
During the Balkan and First World Wars
The Kingdom of Serbia emblazed the icon of
St. Andrew on their flags ...being that they felt they were the "first called " to defend the faith!"
On the flag is written: For King and country and with faith in God
at 10:00 a.m.
Our new flooring will be professionally installed
the week of December 21, 2020
We will need a few volunteers to help us remove the carpeting from the floor of the church...
If you would like to help defer the installation costs we are accepting donations....
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but the way you lead your life!