Bishop THOMAS visits St. Philips in Souderton, PA


Bp. Thomas Blessing From our brethren at St. Philip's Church:

A beautiful weekend was enjoyed by the St. Philip community when our Bishop THOMAS visited us October 3-5, 2008.

On Friday evening Bp. THOMAS and the teens got together for a bonfire and conversation, and Saturday morning the Parish Council hosted Sayidna for a delicious brunch.  The afternoon included visitation of the sick and shut-in.  Great Vespers on Saturday evening was followed by a carry-in supper.

The Sunday Matins and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was inspiring, with a glorious choir and congregational singing, as well as a homily which encouraged us to give of ourselves and not hold back the goodness of the Gospel from a world in need.  Sayidna also received a new member into the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch: 

New St. Ignatius Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Meeting

After the Liturgy, each Sunday School class received a visit from the Bishop, and after stopping in to see the teens, Sayidna sat down to enjoy a sumptuous coffee hour provided by the Antiochian Women.

May God grant our beloved Bishop THOMAS many years!