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by witnessing, proclaiming, and growing our
Orthodox Christian Faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
through liturgy, ministries, community, and family.

 

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Monthly Message from Father Niko – May 2022

                         “Man never showed so much hate for God, as when he crucified Him; and
              God never showed more love for man, than when He arose.” – St. Justin Popovich

Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Spring is a season which we associate with new life, beautiful weather, and renewal. May is a month synonymous with playing outdoors, baseball and barbecuing, school year endings, and overall enjoyment of life. As Orthodox Christians, during this whole month everything in church glows with the light of the Resurrection, and within our hearts there is light, warmth and life. How could it not be so, given all that He has done for us? As Saint Justin Popovich said:

“Man sentenced God to death; by His Resurrection, He sentenced man to immortality. In return for a beating, He gives an embrace; for abuse, a blessing; for death, immortality. Man never showed so much hate for God, as when he crucified Him; and God never showed more love for man, than when He arose. Man wanted to reduce God to a mortal, but God, by His Resurrection, made man immortal. The crucified God is Risen and has killed death. Death is no more. Immortality has surrounded man and all the world.”    

The Lord’s Resurrection is indeed an act for all people the world over, and yet it is also one which must be internalized and made personal. Bishop Kallistos Ware said that Christ rose from the dead, “enabling us to share in what He is.” It is the greatest gift which can ever be given, and in accepting it, we allow the Resurrection to raise us up to Him as well. Let us celebrate this amazing act of love by our worship and whole life this month! 

Χριστος Ανεστη!  Christ is Risen!

With love in the Risen Lord,

Father Niko Bekris
Parish Priest

Our Church

Our Priest and Our Team

Liz Levy

Office Administrator

Marcelo P. Souza

Site administrator, teacher.

Renee Taylor

Communications Coordinator, Site Administrator, Content Creator @ Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church.

Fr. Niko Bekris

Parish Priest since 2015

Anna Teodosiadis

Youth Director
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The May 2022 Resurrection Magazine is now available. This month, we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and this year’s Journey to Pascha.

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From the Fathers

Spiritual Sayings

Every time I take a step in the direction of generosity, I know that I am moving from fear to love.

A protection and shelter, I have with you in my life.

You brought forth the Light, the Divine, which was before all time.

How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves, in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures, in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end! . . . Happiness is found within ourselves, and blessed is the man who has understood this. Happiness is a pure heart, for such a heart becomes the throne of God. Thus says Christ of those who have pure hearts: “I will visit them, and will walk in them, and I will be a God to them, and they will be my people.” (II Cor. 6:16) What can be lacking to them? Nothing, nothing at all! For they have the greatest good in their hearts: God Himself!

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