Join us for the International Food/Bake Sale & Upscale Yard Sale at St. Michael the Archangel (62 Main Street, Cotuit, MA) on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come purchase homemade American, Lebanese, Greek, Moldavian, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Syrian, Tibetan, Ukrainian food to treat your family and invite your friends! Eat in and take some home. Luncheon served.
Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1
“…let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.”
St. Helen discovered the Cross of Christ in approximately 326 A.D. When Empress Helen’s subjects found not one, but three crosses buried on Golgotha, she consulted with Makarios, the Patriarch of Jerusalem. They concluded that the Lord’s Cross would be the one that healed the sick. To everyone’s joy, someone was indeed healed by being touched with the True Cross. The church held a huge celebration, during which Patriarch Makarios “elevated” – or held up – the Cross for all to venerate as they chanted, “Lord, have mercy!” This event became linked to the dedication of the Church of the Resurrection, built by Helen’s son, Emperor Constantine, on the site of our Lord’s tomb.
Excerpted from”Heaven Meets Earth – Celebrating Pascha and the Twelve Feasts” by John Kosmas Skinas, Ancient Faith Publishing.
Dear Parents of Church School Children,
Welcome to St. Michael’s Church School, we are excited with the start of a new year. Our classes meet on Sunday mornings before Liturgy at 9:15 AM and are grouped in the three classes, pre-school through elementary, middle school and high school, using Orthodox classroom material. Thus allowing the children to partake in the Liturgy.
We focus on the Orthodox centered classroom material from September to the Nativity, culminating in a Nativity pageant marking the midpoint of our class. For the next half of the year, we focus on the Parish Life Festival theme for the year, which includes a chosen biblical quote, where the children work on age-related projects to support the theme. The younger children work on craft like projects which aid in comprehending and focusing on the theme and the older children work on preparing for oratorical and Bible bowl projects. All these projects are on a voluntary basis where all are encouraged but not forced to participate. And in addition, there is an adult version of the bowl where we, as adults, are encouraged to participate, thus enhancing our knowledge of the Bible. Naturally, we cover the main church festivals in our classes as well.
Please, fill out the Church School Registration Form 2019-2020. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Natalie Leva.
Thank you to all of those who tirelessly make coffee, bring food, take home leftovers, and help clean up! Your efforts are a blessing to our St. Michael family and all of its visitors!
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23