A Chapter of the Fellowship of St. Moses the Black has recently been established at St. Spyridon.
The Fellowship of St. Moses the Black is nearly 30 years old, with a vision to:
“…see the face of Christ reflected in countless expressions of His love and reconciliation throughout the World, whereby people of all races and backgrounds are drawn to the love and healing of Jesus Christ, discovered in the Ancient Orthodox Christian Church.”
Parishioners have two opportunities per month to pray for our Nation, and more specifically for the healing of our country’s racial sorrows:
· Once per month, right after the Liturgy of the first week of the month, Father Evan will lead us in the Canon for Racial Reconciliation, and
· On the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm, a Reader’s Service of either the Canon of Reconciliation or the Akathist of St. Moses will be offered in the Sanctuary.
Any interested parishioner can be involved, though age restrictions may apply to specific efforts the Chapter undertakes.
Our chapter is encouraging all who would like to join in this vision and make it a reality in Loveland. If you are interested, please contact Bonnie Johnstone or Dn. Mark.
Bonnie Johnstone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dn. Mark O’Dell: email@example.com
About our Patron:
St. Moses the Black was an ascetic monk and priest in Egypt in the fourth century AD. He was an Ethiopian and was black of skin and therefore called “Murin” (meaning “like an Ethiopian”). In his youth he was a slave, but after he committed a murder he ran away and joined a band of robbers.
Through the great mercy of God, St. Moses repented, left his band of robbers and went to one of the desert monasteries. He became a holy and notable Desert Father. (Wikipedia and St Moses the Black website) You can learn more about the amazing life of St. Moses the Black, and about the Fellowship of St. Moses the Black at