At April’s monthly meeting, AOH Loudoun welcomed Father Joseph Farrell as our new Chaplain.
This is great news for the Division, given Father Sly’s departure some months ago, wherein we had no official Chaplain!
From time to time, Father Farrell may provide some inspiring words here, so please check back in!
From: “Fr. Randolph Sly” <email@example.com>
Subject: He is Risen… He is Risen Indeed!
Date: April 5, 2015 at 1:05:43 PM EDT
My Brothers in Christ,
He is risen! He is risen, indeed!!
May God bless you richly on this most Holy Solemnity of the Resurrection!
I pray that each of you and your families find refreshing in the springtime of life as we celebrate his rising from the dead.
May we, with St. Maximus the Confessor, declare:
Christ is risen! He has burst open the gates of hell and let the dead go free; he has renewed the earth through the members of his Church now born again in baptism, and has made it blossom afresh with men brought back to life. His Holy Spirit has unlocked the doors of heaven, which stand wide open to receive those who rise up from the earth.
Christ is risen. His rising brings life to the dead, forgiveness to sinners, and glory to the saints. And so David the prophet summons all creation to join in celebrating the Easter festival: Rejoice and be glad, he cries, on this day, which the Lord has made.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Randy Sly
From: Timothy Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Blessed Easter
Date: April 5, 2015 at 5:46:25 AM EDT
To: “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, AOH Brothers <email@example.com>
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Christ is risen from the dead, Alleluia!
May Christ raise each and everyone of you to New Life this Blessed Easter Season.
Be assured of my prayers for all of you and your loved ones.
Peace and All Good!
Rev Timothy J Harris, T.O.R.
National Deputy Chaplain
A.O.H. of America