Text Box: Volume 22 No. 4          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD  October, 2012 A.D.
REUNIONText Box: WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO FORGIVE?
Revenge!! Why???

Both the Good Thief, Saint Dismas, and Gestas, the thief who mocked Christ, had offended God and mankind with their sins. Crucified and dying on the Cross, Our Lord offered eternal salvation to each of them. We know the Good Thief, Saint Dismas, accepted. Our Lord continued His mission of offering eternal salvation as He was actually engaged in the offering of Himself as the perfect, eternal, sacred sacrifice and sacrificial offering.

Christians are taught that we must emulate Christ, that we must follow His example. We are able and should offer our sufferings of all types in union with Christ in His Passion, but there is another aspect of emulating Christ in His passion which is always open to us. It is in forgiving those who have wronged us, in praying for those whom we ourselves have wronged, and for ourselves for the wrongs and sins we Text Box: ~ MY RETIREMENT ~
~ FINAL PRINT EDITION ~
~ FUTURE OF THE WEB SITE ~
From Metropolitan Archbishop Lee S. Mc Colloster, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

MY RETIREMENT

I have retired and resigned from all administrative duties and positions in and with The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil, the Church, and related organizations, effective October 1, 2012. This is something which I have desired for many years. I neither sought, nor desired, Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
THE ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE AMERICAS
Text Box: CONTENTS ARE LISTED ON THE LAST PAGE
Text Box: the offices from which I so happily withdraw, and had attempted to resign from them in the year 2004, and again in the year 2006, but my resignation was rejected.

My health and age were amongst the considerations in making this decision.

I will continue with my functions in and associated with Holy Innocents Orthodox Church, and as an Archbishop, for once a Priest (or Bishop) always a Priest (or Bishop). Holy Innocents will continue to function both as a Parish and as a Retreat House. And I will continue to be available to those who seek my assistance.

FINAL PRINT EDITION

This will be the final PRINT edition of REUNION.

The economic situation of our country has steadily deteriorated over the past few years. Our ability to publish has grown steadily weaker with that economic deterioration, while at the same time publication expenses have steadily increased.

This is not an attempt to solicit contributions - though donations will not be rejected. (Send them to Holy Innocents Orthodox Church, 25401 Lorin Wall Road, Holden, Louisiana Text Box: HONEST ANTICIPATION OF CHRISTMAS SERVES TO DIMINISH THE IMPORTANCE OF MATTERS WHICH DO NOT SERVE SALVATION

Advent is the official time of anticipation of the birth of the Saviour, of preparation for the celebration of His birth.

For thousands of years all of humankind anticipated His birth or His arrival - there being a multitude of opinions as to what He would do, how He would do what ever He did, and what it would mean to individual Text Box: 70744.) It simply is a fact situation which must be faced.

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