The Church is a Hospital

The Church is a spiritual hospital as Fr Christopher has been sharing with everyone. Throughout these difficult days we wish to ensure that both the material needs as well as the spiritual needs of the faithful of are met.

For those who live within the region you may sign up to come to the Church to light a candle and pray as well as participate in the Holy Mysteries (eg. Unction, Communion, Confession). You can sign up through the link below or it can be arranged directly with Fr Christopher.

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Confession: The Healing Sacrament

During Great Lent, and the other fasts of the Church Year, it is customary for all Orthodox Christians to go to confession to their priest. Properly this should be done several times a year, the exact frequency depending upon how often one is blessed to receive the Holy Mysteries and on the counsel and blessing of one’s spiritual father.

A young monk said to the great ascetic Abba Sisoes: “Abba, what should I do? I fell.” The elder answered: “Get up!” The monk said: “I got up and I fell again!” The elder replied: “Get up again!” But the young monk asked: “For how long should I get up when I fall?” “Until your death,” answered Abba Sisoes. — Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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