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  • Vespers
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    St Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St, Sioux City, IA 51105, USA
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  • Parish Council Meeting
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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  • Great Vespers
    Saturday, November 17 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    St Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St, Sioux City, IA 51105, USA
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  • Coffee and Catechesis (During Coffee Time)
    Sunday, November 18 2018

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  • Sunday Orthros
    Sunday, November 18 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    St Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St, Sioux City, IA 51105, USA
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  • Divine Liturgy
    Sunday, November 18 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    St Thomas Orthodox Church, 1100 Jones St, Sioux City, IA 51105, USA
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Deana Wisnieski Engel Bottei

This is why God has allowed you to have more: not for you to waste on prostitutes, drink, fancy food, expensive clothes, and all other kinds of indolence, but for you to distribute to those in need.

+St John Chrysostom, whose memory we celebrate today
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“Prayer should be like a vigil lamp in our hearts: permanent.
We must always make sure that it has oil to continue burning.
In the moments when we find it most difficult to pray, we should pray at least a little so that the light in our hearts won’t go out.
We must be like the wise virgins, not like the foolish maidens, so that we will not be taken by surprise when death comes.”

The Elder says, “Prayer is our very breath.”

Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me

+Elder Sergei of Vanves
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“...The husband and wife must lay virtue, and not passion, as the foundation of their love, that is, when the husband sees any fault in his wife, he must nudge her meekly, and the wife must submit to her husband in this. Likewise when a wife sees some fault in her husband, she must exhort him, and he is obliged to hear her. In this manner their love will be faithful and unbroken, and thereby having mutually composed their happiness, they shall take pleasure in the virtue.” ~ St. Tikhon of Zadonsk ... See MoreSee Less

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