august 2007 letter
1) Virgin and listing her many symbols in the Old Testament.
2) The churches and altars which are named after her.
3) The fast dedicated to her every year.
As usual during her fast, we will have daily vespers, glorifications, praises, and spiritual sermons. The theme of this year’s sermon will be meditation on the book of Proverbs from which we learn spiritual guidance to our spiritual life with God. The prayer schedule is attached to this letter.
As for our church news, we have begun our summer camp which is on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the children, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays for middle and high school. Kindly encourage our sons and daughters to participate in the camp, as the camp schedule includes not only fun and games but also spiritual and church studies.
Please remember the church, the priest, the servants and their service always in your prayers and may the blessings of St. Mary and the blessing of her fast be with us always.
Fr. Youssef Halim
Belleville, August 1, 2007