"Come and see" was Jesus' invite for the curious back in his day (John 1:39) — and it's ours at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church today.
We're a little church with a big heart and room for all, where Jesus nourishes modern lives through ancient roots, as a parish of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America within the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
So just come and see, as Jesus said. Check us out. We're looking forward to meeting you!
Visit us 9:30 Sunday mornings at 11200 Elgin Boulevard in Spring Hill, Florida for worship and fellowship.
Sunday, October 9, 2022 · 9:30 a.m.Divine Liturgy
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This month's celebration of the Protection of the Virgin Mary (October 1) may spotlight Mary, but we must bear in mind that Mary always points to her son Christ Jesus.
She certainly did so during her lifetime! Consider the story from the Gospel of John, in which Jesus and Mary attend a wedding feast together. When the wine runs out, she prods him (as mothers tend to do with their children) to do something about it. And then she tells the servants on hand: "Do whatever he tells you to do" (John 2:5). Mary points toward Jesus, not away from him. And the result? Water turns into wine far finer than what was first served at the feast!
"Do whatever he tells you to do." Mary's words are sound advice for each and every one of us. We do well to do whatever Jesus tells us to do. And what does he tell us to do? To love God, love neighbor (friend or foe), and treat others the same way we want them to treat us. And the result? Becoming a much more loving child of God — and reshaping our world just a little bit more into the dream God means for us, rather than the nightmare we humans too often tend to make of it.