Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church 112 North Fairdale Street P.O. Box 307 Royalton. IL 62983-0307 608-628-6910 email@example.com
September 4, 2016 Martyr Gorazd of Prague
Christ is in our midst!
You are invited to celebrate the 102nd Anniversary of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church in Royalton, IL on Sunday, October 2, 2016 with the Divine Liturgy at 10 AM followed by a luncheon.
We will also celebrate the names day of the church: the Feast of the Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary on October 1st. This is the annual homecoming and founders’ day of the church commemorating all the reposed members including the 13 miners who reposed in the mine explosion on October 27, 1914.
The celebration of the names day and anniversary is an annual event to bring together people who have had a connection to the church.. This is an occasion for members, former members, descendants of members, and those who have been baptized or married in the church to return to the church for one day each year on the first Sunday in October. We would also like to include all those who were connected with the churches in Buckner, Dowell, Benton and Muddy.
The church continues to celebrate the Holy Mysteries for anyone in Southern Illinois who truly seeks God and His Kingdom. We appreciate any contributions to assist in proclaiming the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and God, Jesus Christ to everyone in Southern Illinois.
May the Most Holy Spirit, who is glorified with the Father and the Son, live within you, guide and protect you, through the prayers of the Most Holy Theotokos and ever Virgin Mary.
Cordially yours in the love and peace of Christ,
Father Fred Archpriest Frederick Janeček, Rector
Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church 112 N. Fairdale Street P.O. Box 307 Royalton, IL 62983 618-984-2144