There’s a line in the Psalms – perhaps more than one – that talks about “setting the solitary in families.” God’s desire and intent for humanity is community, not isolation. We learn solitude not necessarily by being solitary; that’s the function of a monastery, that the brothers or sisters or both will learn over the course of time how to be alone in community. Conversely we learn how to be in community while alone. This is a mystery, but it remains true even if inexplicable – like all mysteries of the faith or, more generally, of life.
Years ago my older children and I would walk to a local diner in Chicago and have great theological discussions on the walk. I was teaching in seminary and it was only logical that they heard buzz from the students and it carried over into their lives. This place had steam tables and the kids loved the fried chicken and mashed potatoes that went plop on the plates on your plastic tray. Autumn was cold and as we walked, our cheeks grew ruddy while we gabbed on lots of different topics, God included in the mix. The cold weather stimulated our conversations.
- 9:00am | Third and Sixth Hours
9:30am | Divine Liturgy
Coffee hour fellowship after Liturgy
- 4:00pm | Sacrament of Repentance
5:00pm | Vespers
6:00pm | Sacrament of Repentance
- Holy Day
- 6:00pm | Lenten Services
6:00pm | Vesperal Liturgy on the Eve of a Feast
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Las Cruces NM 88046
corner of Hadley and Alameda