Monday, January 15, 2018

Eternal Memory, Rita Strohmeyer

Mother Theodora's mother, Rita Strohmeyer, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, January 13. She was 85. Rita was the mother of 11 children, Mother Theodora being the fifth. We all enjoyed Rita's smiles and sense of humor, even in her final years as she suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Please keep Mother and her family in your prayers. May God grant eternal repose to the soul of His servant, Rita!

Thursday, January 18 - 4 pm to 8 pm

Lane Funeral Home
1350 N. Niles-Canfield Road (Rt. 46)
Mineral Ridge, OH 44440

Friday, January 19 - 10 am

St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
356 S Belle Vista Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44509

St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sara Lynn to be tonsured as a rasophore nun, Feb. 1

We are full of joy to announce the tonsuring of our dokimos (postulant), Sara Lynn, as a rasophore nun on Thursday, February 1! During Vespers for the Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna, Sara Lynn will be clothed in the monastic habit, belt, riassa (robe) and skufia (hat) and receive a new monastic name. Please keep her in your prayers as she prepares for this next step in her monastic formation!

All are invited to join us for Vespers and the tonsure:

Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:00 p.m.
St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church
532 Lloyd Rd.
Euclid, Ohio

Saturday, January 6, 2018

"Come and behold the place of the baptism of Christ..."

“O faithful, come and behold the place of the baptism of Christ, so that we may follow Him to the streams of the Jordan and thus draw near to the one who cries out in the wilderness: See the inexpressible loving-kindness of the Creator of Adam, who bows His head to the hand of a servant. Therefore, let us cry out to Him: You have come and appeared in the Jordan to sanctify the waters.”

(Sessional Hymn 3, Matins for the Feast of Theophany)

Happy Feast of Theophany! In this photo, Fr. Sebastian Carnazzo blesses us with the water of the Jordan River during our July 2017 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Winter Newsletter

Enjoy our winter edition of Pomegranate Blossoms! May this new year be filled with many blessings for you and your loved ones.