90th Anniversary of Saint Andrew: Priests Assigned to Our Parish (Part IV)

Father Nicholas J. Velis was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon his graduation from the University of Utah, Father Velis entered the Greek Orthodox Theological School at Pomfret, Connecticut. He married Frances in 1943, his future Presbytera. He was ordained first a Deacon in 1943 at Pomfret and ordained to the Holy Priesthood in Bangor, Main. He and Presbytera Frances had three children, Demetra, George and Stanley.

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Revelation: The Seven Seals (Part IV)

Revelation 13:16-18 (B). "Also it causes all, both small and great both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six."

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Communion with God Through Prayer

For a very long time we have been concerned about the regular, personal prayer of faithful members of the Church, of those Christians who feel vividly the desire in their hearts for regular communion with God through prayer, but are unable to attend the daily services celebrated in the holy churches. The demands of the hectic daily conditions in which these faithful members of our Church live and work are such, as we all know, that pious Christians must struggle even to be able to attend the Divine Liturgy on Sunday.

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90th Anniversary of Saint Andrew-Priests Assigned to Our Parish (Part III)

Reverend Father Constantine Glynos was serving as parish priest of the Pullman, Illinois, Greek Orthodox Church when he was assigned by His Eminence Archbishop Michael to replace Father Arcadiou. He had been born and educated in Constantinople. Following his formal education, he graduated from the Theological School of Halki in Turkey, the most prestigious Theological Institution of Greek Orthodoxy and Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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90th Anniversary of Saint Andrew-Priests Assigned to Our Parish (Part I)

Please note: I will be tracing the years of service of the Priests who served St. Andrew, so that all of you will come to know and appreciate their contributions, guidance, sacrifice, parish ministries, dynamic leadership and commitment to our beloved parish for the last 90 years. Without them, there would be no Saint Andrew parish.

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The Falling Asleep of Saint John the Theologian and Evangelist

Saint John is the son of Zebedee the fisherman and Salome, the daughter of Joseph, the betrothed of the Holy Mother of God. Called by the Lord Jesus, John immediately left his father and the fishing nets and followed Christ with his brother James. From that time, he was not parted from his Lord until the end. With St. Peter and St. James, he was present at the raising of Jairus's daughter and at the Lord's Transfiguration, and laid his head on Jesus' breast at the Mystical (Last) Supper.

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Revelation: The Seven Seals (Part III)

Revelation 6:15-7:3 "Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the generals and the rich and the strong, and every one, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, 'Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand before it?' After this I saw four Angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree.

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