Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/ 60 Time, our best teacher, or... http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_151120_1.html Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:33:18 -0400 <p>Time, it&rsquo;s our best teacher, but sadly, it kills the student.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Don&rsquo;t be surprised, that&rsquo;s the essence of it. During our hardships and trials in life, we often hear words of advice from people close to us, or from the wiser portion of our friends and acquaintances. We probably hear comforting things like, &ldquo;relax, time heals all wounds, time is a wise and efficient healer,&rdquo; or &ldquo;time will put everything back in its place, time is fair,&rdquo; or &ldquo;only time can make you smarter, time is a thoughtful teacher.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> At first this seems right, but what if you look closer? Let&rsquo;s first consider the essence of time as a healer, does time really heal? No, it is only an intermediate in the hands of a true physician, our Lord, God. When a person turns to God in prayer, after some time God heals, but when people let things be, relying only on time itself, without turning to God, time simply drives the pain into the depths of subconsciousness. Like when a helpless doctor who can no longer save the patient sticks him with a dose of morphine, just so that the unfortunate patient will not suffer any more pain.<br /> <br /> Now, what if we look at time as a teacher? Let's consider this. Every teacher has their advantages and disadvantages, but there&rsquo;s something that all teachers have in common, and that is that all teachers have Honor students and losers. However, time as a teacher, only has Honor students, as it kills the losers. Yes, as an effective teacher, time presents impressive lessons, but if a person does not accept them and immediately correct his or her errors in repentance, instead leaving things as they are and relying on the time, the errors do not go into oblivion but slowly corrupt the person&rsquo;s life on earth preparing him for a terrible fate in the Hereafter.<br /> <br /> Thus time becomes a murderer, unless God in His mercy will wait for our repentance to the very end. But can we count on that without doing anything ourselves? No, we should, with the help of God, carefully learn the lessons that this effective teacher presents us with, or else the teacher will destroy us.</p> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_151120_1.html School Almost Complete http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_180218_1.html Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://english.holyvirginprotection.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/building/constr803.jpg&archive=0&final_h=120&final_w=90&percent=100"><p>Thanks be to God, the final phase of the school building construction is essentially complete.&nbsp; All that is left is to paint the walls.</p></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_180218_1.html Summer Camp http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_160307_1.html Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://english.holyvirginprotection.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/orpr.png&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=89&percent=100"><p>The diocesean ORPR summer camp announces opening of registration fot he upcoming 2018 summer camp season. &nbsp;More information including registration forms, can be found on the camp website: &nbsp;<a href="http://www.orprcamp.org">www.orprcamp.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_160307_1.html Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_160411_2.html Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Matins with reading of the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete in its entirety on Wednesday at 6:30 PM</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_160411_2.html Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_160320_1.html Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify;">A liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts will be served onTuesday, March 20th on the day of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste <span style="color: #ff0000;">at 6:30 in the evening</span>. &nbsp;This unusual liturgy which is combined with vespers will be served in the evening only once in the course of Great Lent in order to allow more people to attend. &nbsp;Those who wish to commune should try to fast all day, if not physically possible then they should consult with their spiritual father in advance.</p> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_160320_1.html Week of Mar 19 - Mar 25 http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_170313_1.html Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:40:42 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://english.holyvirginprotection.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/calendar-clip-art-100.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=87&percent=100"><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Friday</span> -&nbsp;<br />19.30 - 20.30&nbsp; Youth discussion group (Fr. Leonty)</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Saturday</span> - <br />First &amp; Second sessions of school<br />Church work day (clean-up)<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Sunday</span> -&nbsp;<br />Lunch<br /><br /></p></div> Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral http://english.holyvirginprotection.org/news_170313_1.html