Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ,
We hope you were able to join us for last night’s live stream of the Presanctified Liturgy on the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church YouTube channel – it was a beautiful and intimate service! We will continue to send out alerts at the beginning of each service as a reminder for you to tune in to the broadcast. And, as promised, Justin Bosl’s The Living God: Theosis discussion is now available for viewing – leave your questions in the comments field and Justin will reply.
Please continue to support the parish through your regular stewardship giving, as much as possible. Your gifts are needed to help us meet our monthly financial obligations and “keep the doors open” – even in times like these. Stewardship checks may be mailed to the church office at 20104 Center Street, Castro Valley, or you can donate via the Resurrection Online Giving page. We have also set up a special giving appeal donation for anyone who wishes to give “a little something extra” to help with these essential parish operations. Gifts can be made online or via check (please note “giving appeal” on the memo line).
We must stay strong and come together as a parish family during these uncertain times. Continue to watch the services via live stream as a family. Remember, we are a community of faith, not individuals. Follow along in the online liturgy book (links will be provided with every broadcast). If you are watching on your laptop or cell phone, position yourself by your icons in your home. If you watch on your TV, bring some icons into the room with you. Try to stand for most of the service and sit for the homily if you get tired.
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We can find comfort in knowing that we are all in God’s hands. This is a time for us to be more obedient, vigilant and Christ-centered. Have faith. Read your Bible. Continue the fast. Pray for those who are elderly, sick, frightened, alone; pray to the Virgin Mary for protection, and to all the Saints for their intercessions. May this bring us closer to our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ, through our prayers, intercessions, and relationship with His mother and all His saints.
Yours in Christ, Father Niko Bekris, Proistamenos
Rebecca Spiros-Hoyer, Parish Council President