Our visit with His Grace, Bishop THOMAS over the weekend of November 14 to 16th was a wonderful way to begin the Nativity fast. Our weekend began with Paraklesis prayers on Friday evening and the welcome of a new catechumen to our parish. Vespers on Saturday night was followed by a dinner hosted by our Sisterhood of Saint Thekla. On Sunday, we celebrated Orthros and the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. We were all present to celebrate the ordination of Jason Flowers to the sub deaconate by Bishop THOMAS. The weekend concluded with a special presentation and gift by our children with a theme of "Shepherd and Sheep". Our children's choir sung our Troparion to the Ascension, Let My Prayer Arise and O Give Thanks unto the Lord.