Calendar of Events
August 18, 2013
Fr. Dcn.Lawrence Hendricks will lead us in praying the Akathist Hymn in honor of the Dormition of the Mother of God (or the Assumption, as we call it in the west).
The Akathist Hymn is a cherished part of the spirituality of the Byzantine Tradition, both in the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. For an introduction to the history and usage of the Akathist hymn, you can watch this documentary, courtesy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1aTQe869rg (If you need a late 80’s nostalgia fix, the video will help in that regard as well…)
Fr. Bill Ashbaugh has been generous enough to allow us to use the chapel in the St. Thomas rectory. Theresa Pellican has offered to serve as cantor.
Awaken Ministry presents the series “Live in the Light”. Join hundreds of other Catholics for a night of Praise and Worship music, Dynamic Speaking, and Eucharistic Adoration.
Fr. Simon Lobo is the speaker for this evening. Fr. Simon is a young and dynamic priest who is passionate about responding to the call of Pope John Paul II to renew and re-invigorate the faith among Catholics. He grew up in Ottawa, Canada and is a member of the Campanions of the Cross. Fr. Simon is currently serving as Chaplain at Wayne State University where he has a heart for young adults and says that he has been blessed to see how God has moved in the hearts of so many so many students at the Newman Catholic Center throughout his first two years.
For more information on Awaken Ministry and upcoming events go to awakenministry.org.