St. John the Baptist Prepares Students for New School Year - 08/30/20

It was a busy weekend at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville, PA.  The faithful gathered to commemorate the Beheading of St. John the Baptist as well as the normal weekend services.  At the end of liturgy, Father Silouan called all the students to the front of the church and then led a prayer for them.  In addition to the prayer and blessing with holy water, Father gave the youth (and really everyone) the charge not to keep their faith in Christ hidden; but rather, to let their lights shine.  He emphasized that their friends and schoolmates should be able to see Christ in them; that they should know that they are Christians by their words and deeds.