Christ, Savior, by the intercession of your Evangelist John the Theologian may you teach us to call forth the Light that enlightens every one who comes into the world and to invite all into the fellowship of the Godhead, that all may dwell in you and you in them; to you be glory, O Lover of souls, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Soorp Hovaness - Saint John the Theologian dictating the Fourth Gospel to Prochor - from an Armenian Gospel Book (1282), School of Drazark, British Library Collection. Or. 5626 folio 266v.
This lovely card, plus another, came from a friend in New York, who shares roots with me (the Central California Armenian community). She also sent a gracious contribution for the work of Our Saviour.
In e-mails this evening I learned that two local parishes are sending us 41 Prayer Books and 25 folding chairs.
Jesus did say, "Ask and you shall receive." I am astounded daily. Truly astounded.
God and God's people are good and giving. Most hearty thanks to these and all our friends.
O God, who inspired your apostles in Jerusalem to pray and fast to discern your will: Send us your Spirit, that we may learn what you would have us do and the words and witness you would have us offer, that your Kingdom may come and your power be revealed in the South Valley and Southwest Mesa of Albuquerque; to the glory of your Name. Amen.