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Saint Mary of Magdala

Saint Mary of Magdela is far more than just one of the Myrrhbearing Women the church remembers on the Third Sunday of Pascha; her life is of such great magnitude that it is referred to as the Primacy of Mary. That Mary of Magdala is venerated in the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, several Protestant churches, and even in the Baha’i Faith tradition, speaks of her prominence.

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Alice Mara Lesperance, the daughter of Mr & Mrs Brian (Danielle) Lesperance, was received into the Orthodox Church through the Sacraments of Holy Baptism & Holy Chrismation on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Alice received the Holy Eucharist for the first time the following day, December 17.

The Sacraments were administered by Holy Trinity Rector, V. Rev. Marc A. Vranes, and assisted by Deacon Greg Curran. At the conclusion of Saturday's Baptism & Chrismation, Sub-deacon Michael Andrezejewski, Danielle's brother, gave an uplifting sermon on his niece's three-step initiation into the Orthodox Faith, and the responsibility that we, her parish family, have in reflecting the image of Christ to her. For some of those in attendance, it was their first time witnessing an Orthodox baptism.

Sub-deacon Michael, along with Brian's sister, Mrs Nicole Smigiel, were Alice's Sponsors. Grandparents include Dr & Mrs Chester (Kathleen) Andrzejewski, and Mr & Mrs William (Cheryl) Lesperance.

A festive catered Lenten Meal followed in the downstairs parish hall.

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