Parish Priest’s Message from the “Key” Newsletter – 16 October 2011
The Good News is that God loves you! (John 3:16) He loves you so much that He gives you life and life abundantly. (John 10:10) And… he wants you to enjoy His Love for eternity. (John 11:26) This IS the Good News. It is THE “gospel” message that the early Evangelists proclaimed and continues to be THE message of the Christian Church.
This week the Armenian Church celebrates the Holy Evangelists: Sts. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. The four Gospels in the New Testament bear these names and give the account of Christ’s life in our world. The Gospel is the unchanged today. It is the message of love, faith and hope. The Gospel is alive and touching us in our ministry at our parish. Today, the invitation is extended for all of us, to read the gospels and make the Gospel real in our lives.
… The reading today points to the “Mission Statement of the Christian Church. It was for this purpose that Jesus came to this world. It is for this purpose that we continue this Holy Work.
Today’s reading from the Gospel of Luke 4:17 and following:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
~ 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…