Monday, September 26, 2022 UTC

MAY 22: SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND (SIXTH PASCHAL SUNDAY) & PANACHIDA FOR TWIN BROTHER’S GABRIEL & GARRETT

blind MAY 9: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 09:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), PANACHIDA – 10:10 AM (OFFERED BY THE PARSON’S FAMILY FOR TWIN BROTHER’S GABRIEL & GARRETT) , DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM.

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Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

GOD WITH US ONLINE – THE SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND: https://godwithusonline.org/catechetical-resources/ruthenian/

The icon of the Sunday of the Blind Man depicts the biblical story of Christ healing the man who was blind since birth as noted in the Gospel Reading John 9: 1-38.  Our Lord is shown placing the clay on the eyes of the man.  He is with his disciples who are questioning Christ about the source of the man’s affliction.  The blind man is shown with his hand outstretched toward Christ expressing his faith and willingness to receive healing and grace from the Son of God.  Our Lord has in His hand a scroll, which directs us to His statements, “I am the light of the world,” (John 9:5), and “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,” (Luke 4:18). Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”

PANACHIDA FOR TWIN BROTHERS GABRIEL & GARRETT. Blessed repose and eternal memory!  Please keep everyone involved in your prayers.  A Panachida will be offered tomorrow immediately following the 9 AM Divine Liturgy. From the Parsons Family: “My daughter, Mary Rose’s boyfriend, Gabriel, was a fine young man.  He spent a lot of time with us always discussing the future and his options.  Gabriel was polite and respectful, with a mischievous grin.  He loved to joke around and tease lovingly those around him.  Mary Rose’s heart is broken and his passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts and our lives.  Both of these young men were loved by many and will be dearly missed. Gabriel and his twin brother Garrett were killed in a single car accident Wednesday night.  Gabriel attended our parish on several occasions with the Parsons.” https://www.wral.com/community-mourns-16-year-old-twins-killed-in-franklin-county-car-crash/20290935/