Spirituality

Fr. Glenn: Give Peace A Chance.

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

You know … if snarling at other people was a virtue, these days our cup would runneth over with saints. In the press, on the street, in emails, and certainly in social media, is constant harangue: “The sky is blue!” “You moron; it’s turquoise!” “Fool! It’s azure!!” Or: “Nazi! How dare you disagree with me by making a wholly reasonable and logical argument!!” Sigh. Agreement seems as rare as a snowball in…August. And we wonder why we can’t achieve world peace. Duh.

Ah … peace; how desirable, yet how very elusive. We long for peace in our homes, at our work, in our nation, on earth. In


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Father Theophan: The Golden Rule

This mouse is part of artwork created by Fr. Theophan’s children and others. Photo by Fr. Theophan 

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

Thankfully it’s not that cold.

This morning, in robe and slippers, right out of bed, I snuck down to the garage. The kiln had reached cone 6 yesterday evening and had been cooling throughout the night. It’s a surprise each time, it’s a gift each time. There’s nothing better than opening a successful firing. (To be fair, there is hardly anything worse than opening a bad one.) But today, everything survived.

Four mugs out of this firing


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Fr. Glenn: My Brother. My Captain. My King!

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Well, a very happy and blessed Easter/Easter season to all of you. Oh, how I miss having a parish at this time of year … the thrill of this holiest day of the Christian annual cycle as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, ushering in a blooming hope for eternity with Him and the Father in the eternal life that we are made for.

It’s always such a joy to see families in their celebratory splendor … the ladies in their spring finest, the little ones frantically seeking out the Easter eggs and other goodies lain out for them in the greening grass and blossoming flowers of the church


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White Rock Presbyterian Church Invites Community To Virtual Easter Vigil Premiering At 8 p.m. Saturday April 3

Pastor Deb Worley in front of White Rock Presbyterian Church in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

WRPC News:

White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC ) invites the Los Alamos community to share in a time of worship during Holy Week with a virtual Easter Vigil.

The service will be available on YouTube premiering at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 3;  Click here for the link. The service can be viewed on demand after its premiere.

WRPC at 310 Rover Blvd. in White Rock welcomes people of all ages, from all faith backgrounds, younger and older, of all ethnicities and cultures, new to the Christian


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United Church Of Los Alamos Celebrates Easter Virtually

The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road across from the Nature Center. Courtesy/UCLA

UCLA News:

The United Church of Los Alamos (UCLA) invites everyone to join them for a joyous celebration of the Resurrection and Communion at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 4, online at www.unitedchurchla.org or Youtube/UnitedChurchofLosAlamos

The community also is invited to join United Church, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, for streamed worship services at www.unitedchurchla.org.

Recorded Sunday morning services are also televised 7 p.m. Sundays on PAC 8.

The United Church is at 2525 Canyon Road across


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Fr. Glenn: Against The Current

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

And so … a great many Christians enter Holy Week this weekend (March 27-28), beginning with Passion (“Palm”) Sunday this Sunday (March 28), going into Holy Thursday, Good Friday and culminating in Easter Sunday. It’s “a great many” Christians because the Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate Easter by the older Julian calendar, while denominations of most western Christian traditions calculate Easter using the modern Gregorian calendar, and as falling on the: 1) first Sunday 2) after the first full moon 3) after (or on) the spring equinox. We could also discuss the timing


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Father Theophan: Learning

A cup created by Father Theophan. Photo by Father Theophan

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

Although I had been waiting for it for months, yesterday, it came as a surprise when I was able to
receive my COVID-19 vaccine. I’m grateful and a little sore today and the light at the end of the tunnel
seems a little brighter at the moment. It’s been an interesting year to say the least, equal parts fear,
frustration, and growth.

For many, I’m sure, this past year was an unmitigated disaster. Losing loved ones, losing one’s job,
losing connections with friends and family, none


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Freedom Church Los Alamos Hosts Easter Service At Pond

Freedom Church News:

The community is invited to celebrate Easter Sunday, April 4 at Ashley Pond with Freedom Church in Los Alamos.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to offer an outdoor Easter service for Los Alamos during this season.” explained Pastor Mike Brake.

“Los Alamos County is in the turquoise, the weather forecast for Easter looks favorable, and the ability to have a beautiful venue like Ashley Pond where we can meet in-person, celebrate and worship together, all while staying socially distanced and COVID-safe is priceless.”

Freedom Kids Director, Seth Evans elaborated that,


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La Vista Church Hosts Easter Sensory Experience April 4

La Vista Church News:

Experience the Easter story like never before … La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock is hosting an Easter Sensory Experience 1-4 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 4.

Move through interactive sensory stations with one’s family or a group of 12 or fewer at one’s own pace. Experience stations that engage the senses of smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch, and connect children and adults alike to the events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

After completing all 13 stations, participants may use the outdoor space at the church to reflect


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Posts From The Road: Mission San Juan Capistrano

Bell Wall: A bell wall displays four bells recovered from the ruins of the Great Stone Church. The two larger bells have been recast but the two smaller bells are the original. The bell wall connects the ruins of the Great Stone Church to the Serra Chapel at the left side of the image. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Bell Wall and Ruins: Beautiful gardens cover the grounds around the mission complex. Seen here is the Serra Chapel, the Bell Wall, and ruins of the Great Stone Church. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Great Stone Church Ruins: The ruins of the great cathedral style Great Stone


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