Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost Print

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Before beginning our discussion, I wanted to remind everyone of the three very important events that are happening this week. Thursday (Nov 6) is the main feast day of our Cathedral, the holiday of the icon Our Lady the Joy of All Who Sorrow. All people in the Bay Area are invited to the services as well as the festive meal that is open to all after the liturgy on Thursday. Those of you who live far away, please remember us on that day in your prayers. On Friday (Nov 7), the miracle-working icon of the Righteous St. Anna will visit the cathedral in the evening  for an akathist. Those of you who cannot make it to venerate the icon may, if you wish, send a request with a list of names to be read at the service to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Friday is also the anniversary of a most tragic happening. It is the date of the bloody Russian Revolution. A panihida will be served after the liturgy Friday morning for all the victims of this debacle. And now let us look at the Gospel reading: (continue)