St. John the Baptist Has Eventful Sunday - 01/24/2021
On Sunday, January 24, the community of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA gathered for Divine Liturgy, a day proclaimed by the Orthodox Church in America as “Sanctity of Life Sunday.” Special prayers were offered during the service for the millions of unborn lost to abortion. During his Homily, Fr. Silouan spoke about the Orthodox Church’s position on the subject of life beginning at conception, and the fact that we are ALL made in the image and likeness of our Lord.
Following Liturgy, the parish sang “Many Years” for John Rushton in honor of his birthday. Everyone then gathered in Repella Hall for a luncheon provided by the parish’s FOCA chapter, in honor of Parish Council Chairperson Kathy Harmanos, thanking her for her many years of dedicated service to both FOCA and to the Parish.