Protection Parish welcomes five souls to Catechumenate!
This past Sunday, August 16 witnessed the entry of five enquirers into the catechumenate,
the formal period of instruction wherein we Orthodox pray especially
for their impending enlightenment. Likewise, the newly-enrolled
catechumens are enjoined to pray and study particularly to enter the
fullest understanding of the blessed mysteries of Christ into which
they are about to enter.
Let us then welcome with open hearts the newest members of our
community, who are also newcomers to the entire tradition of Orthodox
Christianity and church life: James and Holly Parnell with their infant
son Samuel; Rufus Lyle and Deborah Fetch. May God bless them richly and
may their gifts to the Lord be fully manifest! God Grant them many