Fr. Panayiotis’ Message for Thanksgiving

Dear friends and parishioners,

I greet you with great joy as we celebrate the Feast of Thanksgiving.

My prayers are with you and your families during this national holiday which brings families together and helps us reconnect with those we care for and love. On this day, as we share the Thanksgiving meal with our loved ones, let us also consider our blessings and offer Glory to God for everything!

As your priest, I offer thanks to God personally for this privilege, and encourage you to join me for worship services as often as possible at the Ultimate Thanksgiving Meal, the Holy Eucharist, Holy Communion, where we join ourselves to Christ through His Holy Body and Precious Blood and thus join also to one another as the One Church, the Body of Christ.

It is also with great joy that I give thanks to God that our Parish is growing and flourishing. We have added many new members in the last few years. We have also been able to expand our buildings so that we may better serve our people by increasing the space and adding new ministries to our parish. I invite you to enjoy the new spaces and take advantage of the many ministries we offer so that you may grow spiritually and also meet new people and make new friends.

On this Feast of Thanksgiving, I am very grateful to God for all this and I call on all of you to join me in offering thanks to God for all His Blessings!

I also ask you to join me on Sunday, or any day when we serve the Vespers, Orthros or Divine Liturgy to offer thanks to God again and again and receive His Grace and spiritual Gifts.

May you have a Joyous and Blessed Thanksgiving!

In Christ’s Love,

Fr. Panayiotis