Pastoral Letter October 28, 2018

As we Celebrate the Feast of St. Demetrios the Great Martyr, Let us Remember that…

The earliest icons of this great man of God,
did not depict him in armor,
did not paint him with weapons,
did not identify him as a warrior,
did not give him a shield,
did not place upon him a helmet.

But rather…
celebrated his youth,
surrounded him with children,
robed him in gentleness,
softened his features,
bathed him in light,
crowned him as a martyr.

All the while,
Glorifying Christ!

May all who celebrate today, find joy, peace and hope
through the prayers and intercessions of
St. Demetrios the Great Martyr and Myrrh-Flowing