Parish Priest’s Message from the “Key” Newsletter – 6 November 2011
On this first weekend in November, the Armenian Church celebrated the feast of the Holy Arch-angels Michael and Gabriel. Angels are the messengers of God and they present us with the Good News.
It is most appropriate to begin this month with the celebration of the archangels. In a few weeks, we will be kicking off the season of Advent. In the tradition of our Glendale parish, this is the time that we reach out to different portions of the community with brotherly love and compassion. Our Toy Drive, Children’s Memorial, Food Drives all take place during the Advent season and are our personal and collective expression of God’s Good News. In a sense, we share in the call of the angels.
It has been said that “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” (Luciano de Crescenzo) During the Advent season, we have an opportunity to put the saying to the test. Reaching out, holding onto each other, is our way of rising and flying to new heights.
We are pleased to have Father Avedis Abovian at our parish today. Fr. Avedis is a dynamic clergyman with a special love for youth. He is inspiring with his words and even more with his actions. We welcome him to St. Peter and look forward to his words as he celebrates today’s Liturgy.
May the spirit of the angels live with and within us always.
~ Fr. Vazken
This message is elaborated at www.youtube.com/armodoxy
*The “Key” is the weekly newsletter of the St. Peter Armenian Church, Glendale, CA – Jesus asked the Disciples, “Who do YOU say that I am?” Peter responded “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus promised the Keys to the Kingdom for this profession of faith. (Mt 16) At the St. Peter, Glendale Parish, our faith and actions are based on that same profession of faith. It is the Key that opens the doors to our journey as Christians…