Recent Posts (Page 8)

Recent Posts (Page 8)

Meeting of the Lord

On February 2nd,  the Church commemorates an important event in the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:22-40). Forty days after His birth the God-Infant was taken to the Jerusalem Temple, the center of the nation’s religious life. According to the Law of Moses (Lev. 12:2-8), a woman who gave birth to a male child was forbidden to enter the Temple of God for forty days. At the end of this time the mother came to the Temple…

Honoring Father John

On Sunday, January 21, the clergy and faithful of Holy Trinity Cathedral gathered with our Archbishop Benjamin to honor Archpriest John Takahashi, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Father John is retiring (or, as he would prefer to say, graduating) after almost twelve years of pastoral service with us at the Cathedral. May God grant his servants, the Archpriest John and Matushka Robin many years!

The Blessing of Water

In the Book of Genesis, we read that creation began when the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters. (Gen. 1:2) Throughout the Bible, water plays an important and a ‘mystical role’ in human existence and in man’s relationship with God the Creator. Water has the capacity to produce death, as recounted in the story of Noah and the ark (Gen. 6); or to produce life, as noted in the story of Moses’ striking the rock in…