7:20 am May 31, 2015
1. Power has been out around and in the church for some hours. Tipmont REMC is working on it.
2. Father is at Church, but sickly and with laryngitis. He can speak but not chant or sing.
3. Today’s service, accordingly, will not be a full liturgy, but will be Typica with the Pentecost “kneeling prayers.”
4. No Matins.
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7:20 am May 31, 2015
You are invited to a talk on Christianity and Harry Potter by John Granger, the author of “Looking for God in Harry Potter,” at the Purdue OCF on Friday, February 15th! The talk will be at 6pm in room B061 of Armstrong Hall.
(To find B061, go down the stairs located in the big lobby/atrium on the Northwest end of Armstrong Hall.)
John Granger is a reader in the Orthodox church who has given hundreds of talks and written several books “explaining the artistry, meaning, and popularity of Joanne Rowling’s Harry Potter novels,” as well as other books of popular literature. He first made a name for himself arguing that the Harry Potter books “were Christian in conception and meaning” when many Christians had grave doubts about tales of magic and sorcery. (Quoted from his page at Orthodox Speakers Bureau.)
Please also consider whether you would be willing to help the OCF cover “the Hogwarts Professor”‘s speaking fee. We’ll be taking up a collection at St Alexis on Sunday, or you can contact the OCF at purdueOCF@gmail.com. $10 apiece from 10 helpful book lovers would get us a long way. Thanks!
Change of calendar for October 7 (including Vespers the evening before). Reader John will be absent, so Compline will be served instead of Vespers at 5:30 PM on Saturday evening, and the Hours will be served Sunday morning at 9 AM (instead of Matins at 8:15 AM).
“The path to this Truth is a narrow one, and most men — because they travel the broad path — miss it. There is no man, however — for so the God Who is Truth created him — who does not seek this Truth.”
Father Seraphim (Rose) of Platina
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There is only one way to acquire an Orthodox culture, an Orthodox way of seeing the world: to become as fully immersed as possible in the liturgical life of the Church. That is where we learn to see Christ wherever we look, and to rejoice in Him. (Clark Carlton)