Ss Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Ben Lomond, California
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"I was in prison and you visited Me" (Matthew 25:36)

 

Help fulfill the words of Christ by supporting the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.  www.ocpm-scoba.org
 

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of Sourozh said,

Unless we look at a person and see the beauty there is in  this person, we can contribute nothing to him. One does not help a person by discerning what is wrong, what is ugly, what is distorted. Christ looked at everyone he met, at the prostitute, at the thief, and saw the beauty hidden there. Perhaps it was distorted, perhaps damaged, but it was beauty nonetheless, and what he did was to call out this beauty.”

 

Perhaps some of you have also thought that people in prison were no more than animals whose cell doors should be locked and the key thrown away. No matter how far someone has fallen, the image of God remains in him. Through your gifts, OCPM offers people in prisons and jails across our country the opportunity to discover the Holy Orthodox Faith and a new life in Christ.

There are OCPM leaflets and envelopes for monetary gifts to the ministry in the leaflet rack in the narthex or you may donate online. Please consider giving to this worthy ministry.



 

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Sunday Bulletin


Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29)

The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise, but the Lord's testimony is sufficient for thee, O Forerunner. Thou wast shown indeed to be the most honorable of the prophets, for in the waters thou didst baptize Him Who had been proclaimed. After suffering with joy in behalf of the truth, thou didst proclaim even to those in hades the God Who appeared in the flesh, Who takest away the sin of the world, and granteth us the Great Mercy. (Apolytikion in Tone 2)

Wisdom
"Each parish is like a gateway to the Kingdom of Heaven. Do you desire an eternal life in Paradise? Then the road naturally leads to the Church."-- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH


Daily Scripture Readings

 

"I was in prison and you visited me" (Matthew 25:36)
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry