Friday, April 7, 2017

Blessed Palm Sunday

I really wanted this blog to be a special place where I could share my Orthodox faith and grow in my faith.  It will be soon be 7 years since I left my beloved parish family in Washington.  And, I've felt like a lost soul since that time.

There was a couple of times when I thought I had found my new church home.  Last fall I again thought I had found my forever church.  It's a small mission church with welcoming parishioners.  Unfortunately, we don't have a permanent place to worship nor do we have a permanent priest.

Yesterday, I received an email from our parish stating that no Palm Sunday, Holy Week nor Easter Sunday services will be held!  I was so sad and I'm still sad.  This is a mission church that was started by a very large diocese here in southern California; I'm sure they could have worked to remedy this situation.  I feel that I'm back to square one.

For the first time in a few years, I was excited to be a participant in Lent this year along with my church family.  Now, there will be no celebration for me - at least not in church.  My dear family and I will celebrate our Lord's ressurection on Easter Sunday together.    And, there is not another church that I feel I can go to.  The little mission church is my church.  Please pray for this situation.  I've gone one step ahead and two steps back.  

I wish each of you a blessed and happy Palm Sunday.

Enjoy this special day of our Lord's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Wishing you all the blessings of this special day,



  1. I am sorry I missed reading this until now, but I do pray now that you will find a local parish family to be part of. Sending you love xx

  2. It makes my hearth sink when I hear stories like yours and I feel so ashamed for the empty churches here in Greece. I wish things will change soon.