Below is a glimpse into the recent life of our small parish in Fenton, MI.

First Responder’s Blessing 2019

On Sunday, July 21st, we celebrated not only our Parish Name’s Day of St. Mary Magdalene, but also welcomed and prayed for all of our local First Responders! A molebin service was held outside at the Shrine, where we not only asked for the health and safety of our current responders, but also prayed for those who had given their lives in the line of duty. Each First responder present was given an icon of St. Archangel Michael or of St. Herman of Alaska, in order to remember the event!

The parish then welcomed our guests down for a large cookout and picnic, giving us the chance to say a personal thank you to all that our First Responders do for us on a daily basis.


 

Pan Orthodox Softball Game 2019

On Sunday, July 14th, St. Mary Magdalene hosted the 4th annual Pan Orthodox Softball Game! St. George Antiochian Church in Flint and St. Mary Magdalene joined forces to face off against St. Nicholas Team from Burton, in a very close and competitive game! Sandwiches and desserts were provided by the faithful of our parish, and a great time was had by all! Thank you to those who cooked, and to Fr. Anthony Strause of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, for allowing us to use their baseball field!

Looking forward to next year’s game!

 
 

Welcoming New Warriors for Christ!

 On the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, we welcomed 5 new warriors for Christ to the Holy Orthodox Faith! Many Blessed Years go out to Ileana Sophia, Diana Juliana, Seth Augustine, Nyomi Ruth, and Shannon Elizabeth as they begin their journey into Holy Orthodoxy!

 Orthodoxy Sunday 2019

On March 17th, our parish family not only celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a children’s homily, but we also processed around the Church in celebration of Orthodoxy Sunday!

Photos from the Baptism of Ezra

The following Photos were taken from the Baptism of our newest Warrior for Christ Ezra!

Baptism of Winifred Anna and Reception of New Catechumens

Theophany 2019

 
Fr. Gabriel and the Faithful of St. Mary Magdalene, blessing the River

Fr. Gabriel and the Faithful of St. Mary Magdalene, blessing the River

 

Fr. Gabriel and Dcn. Michael blessing the waters on Theophany Eve

The Ice Cross Made of Holy Water and Rosemary was thrown into the waters!

Subdeacon Paul led the Lamb Roasters who came at 4:00 AM to get the feast started!

Nativity of Christ 2018

Justin’s (Wes) Swearing Into Office

On Monday, December 17th, at the Livingston County Commissioner Board Chambers, Justin Nakagiri took the Oath of Office, after being elected as a Livingston County Commissioner. After the swearing in, Fr. Gabriel offered some prayers and blessings for the beginning of Justin’s tenure as a commissioner! After the service, all of the board members present were anointed with the Holy Oil which flows from the Weeping Icon.

“O Lord Jesus Christ our God, do Thou accept our fervent prayers, and bless the good intent and work of this Thy Servant Wes Justin, that he may begin favorable, and my complete his work for the county, unto Thy glory, and without any obstacle.  Do Thou assist him and direct the work of his hands, and cause it to be brought speedily to completion by the power of Thy Most Holy Spirit.  For Thine it is to show mercy and to save us, O Our God, and unto Thee do we sent up glory, together with Thy Father Who is without beginning, and Thy Most-Holy Good and Lifegiving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages!”

Visitation of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God

 

A Once in a lifetime miracle

On June 29th and 30th, our parish family was blessed to welcome well over a thousand pilgrims to our little Church in the woods to witness a true miracle:  An Icon of the Mother of God and her Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, weeping in the middle of the Church.  

The above video shows footage of the icon weeping over the head of our Archbishop Alexander, as well as remarks made by His Eminence after one of the Divine Services with the Icon.

 

 
 

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