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Thirty Steps to Heaven

Lenten Book Study Week 5
April 06, 2022

- Fr. Gabriel McHugh -




This year during Lent our parish is bringing to mind our movement toward the Bridegroom: Christ. As such we have the theme: “Ascending Toward the Bridegroom” placed before us. It is fitting to look for personal spiritual refinement in the writings of the saints and Fathers of the Church.

Join us each Wednesday evening after Pre-Sanctified Liturgy during Lent for a study of 'Thirty Steps to Heaven.' An approachable rendering of The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus.

Pre-order your copy through our parish book store HERE.

Schedule of topics:

March 9 - Renunciation

March 16 - Detachment

March 23 - Exile

March 30 - Obedience

April 6 - Repentance



Fr. Gabriel was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Sonoma State University in 2015, before moving to Bosto...[more]
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Fr. Gabriel was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Sonoma State University in 2015, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Holy Cross School of Theology. While living in Boston, Fr. Gabriel also completed a master’s degree in mathematics, taught middle school math at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Christian School, and taught freshman math classes at Hellenic College. He graduated from Holy Cross with a Master’s of Divinity in May 2020. He and his wife, Presbytera Mercy, and son, Joseph, moved to Loveland in May 2020. Fr. Gabriel now serves as the All-Youth Director at St. Spyridon and coordinates programs and events for children, youth, college students and young adults in the parish. In his free time, Fr. Gabriel loves spending time with his family, hiking and exploring outdoors, and practicing Byzantine chant.