On March 23, the women of St. Ignatius in Twin Falls, Idaho held their 4th annual Annunciation Tea. They had a great turnout for their small parish of roughly 40 ladies of varying ages, and everyone had an excellent time! Marni Porath of the local nonprofit Rising Stars Therapeutic Riding Center was the guest of honor. She delivered an excellent and heartfelt presentation about Rising Stars, a non-profit offering equine therapeutic riding and equine assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities. Following this and the delicious tea party fare, a slide presentation was given to introduce the newcomers to the Theotokos. Finally, a silent auction was held, with nearly $260 raised for the Antiochian Women's 2019 Project: building a new cathedral for the Antiochian Village! We look forward to next year's tea, and can't wait to welcome the local ladies with good food, hot tea, fun fellowship, and the pure joy of our Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary!
Congratulations to Subdeacon Gregory Panatopoulos on his elevation by His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH. May God grant him many years of service to His Holy Church.
Congratulations to Subdeacon James (Kurt) Hefner, Reader Martin (Hilber) Nelson and Reader Steven Beck on their tonsurings during Agape Vespers by His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH. May God grant them many years of service to His Holy Church.