MERRY 2018 CHRISTMAS DEARESTS,
I reflect as we do just before embarking on a journey. It seems we have to prepare for ETERNITY as Pastor Wyndham suggested in a sermon. The passport keeps records of our individual lives yet at church we gather collectively for instructions. I’m leafing through my own past and choose to share some information.
My parents and I arrived in United States of America on or about July 4, 1963…In 1968 my father applied for our citizenship and it was granted in the fall a year later. He had been sponsored to serve at St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church and even though he served two other parishes through his remaining years, he “confessed” just before his soul’s departure, the one in Ellwood City, PA, had been the one he treasured. However, circumstances nudged choices as in all of our lives. My parents’ earthly bodies rest at the Monastery of Transfiguration near the church that blessed us with the invitation to serve and embrace this nation’s freedom.