For the last two weeks we (our parish) have been painting, scrubbing, fluffing and doing all the stuff that we should have been doing all along, to get ready for a special guest here at our parish. Metropolitan Jonah came for a visit yesterday and oh my what visit it was. We celebrated the Divine Liturgy, had an amazing potluck meal and then Fr. Justin and I had the great blessing of sitting around afterward with Vladyka Jonah and Fr. Gregory to talk.
We are so very blessed to have this man as our Metropolitan. He is everything a Metropolitan should be-by the grace of God. Please pray for Vladyka Jonah and Fr. Gregory, as their schedule and responsibilities are many.
During coffee hour, Fr. Justin had a Q. and A. with Vladyka Jonah (questions put together by our parishioners) and I found both the questions and answers to be very good. If you have a chance and the desire, go to our parish website where you hear hear both Vladyka's sermon and his talk afterward. Go to www.stmaximus.org, click on Parish Ministries and then Sermons and Talks. Enjoy!
Eis polla eti despota!