SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20: 6th Sunday of Luke. Orthros at 9:00am. Divine Liturgy at 10:00am. This Sunday's Greeter is Parish Councilman, Arven. Social Hour in the Parish Hall to follow divine services.
REFLECTION: The Church, as an earthly society, is first of all a unity of faith as preached by the Apostles after the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Holy Communion is a reliving of the miracle of the Incarnation. It is a constant presentation of our life before the face of God. It gives us a meeting place with Christ, fills us with mystic and exalted emotion. In Holy Communion we enter into contact with a higher world, and it enters into our life. Prayer orients our spirit towards God. It is a conversation with God. The power of prayer can lead us to acquire the Holy Spirit. And to live in Christ is to have within oneselves the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 2:20) “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
SCHEDULING MEMORIAL SERVICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Memorial Services scheduled for Sundays at the end of the Liturgy can be announced in the weekly eBulletin if the information is sent to Fr. Don's email. Please send your Memorial information by email to Fr. Don by the Thursday prior to the scheduled Memorial Service date. FrDonatAugusta@mail.goarch.org
Email to Fr. Don: FrDonatAugusta@mail.goarch.org .
Email to St. Basil Church: email@example.com. You can ask to forward your email to the parish priest, the parish council, the Philoptochos, the Greek School, or the New Haven Greek Community for a response. Just indicate where you want your email to be directed..
Visit our St. Basil parish website: www.stbasil.ct.goarch.org. You will find many interesting links. Especially visit the "Orthodox Marketplace" where you will find an excellent selection of icons, books, and gift ideas for birthdays and holidays. Also, you can link to our Parish Facebook page. Thanks to Arven Saunders for managing the parish website.
On Facebook do a search for: "Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church." You will find lots of information about parish activities, photos, and updates. Thanks to Athena Nomikos for her work posting photos and information on our parish Facebook site.