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Thank you, ladies! Yes, I am in the photo, towards the left side. I'm wearing a teal top and standing next to a lady in orange.

We were so happy we could participate. We have missed a lot of things at church because of health issues.

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

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2/2/15 1:16 P

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Kathleen - Sounds like a fabulous weekend. So happy you were healthy enough to enjoy it all. God bless you and your wonderful church family.

I looked up your church online....so beautiful! Are you on the group photo??

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Wow, that sounds truly awesome! It's wonderful that so many people of different ages are going to church. It's great that parents are bringing their children, love it!

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We have had a wonderful couple of days, and thanks be to God that we were both healthy enough to participate!

Saturday we had Great Vespers and the dedication of our new church building. We had a bishop and an archbishop participating, as well as many guest priests and monks. It was awesome! Afterwards, we had a banquet and a wonderful program. They had music and dancing after that, but we did not stay for that.

This morning was even more awesome. Liturgy started early because we were having a new Deacon ordained in our congregation. The bishop and archbishop were still there, and also lots of the guest priests and monks. It was even more awesome than the Great Vespers service from the night before. It was so very worshipful, and the choir sounded like angels singing. Sometimes the clergy would chant something, and then the choir would chant it back. It was a very moving service.

I feel so blessed to be a part of this congregation! We are members of St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Our priest, Fr. Justin Patterson, is awesome. He is so excited about every service and about sharing the Gospel with the community. We are some of the few "old people" in the church. Most Sundays there are almost as many children present as there are adults. It is such an active and vibrant congregation! We are so glad we found our way here!

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


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