Parish announcements this week

Humankind – in the Image and Likeness of God: For the sanctification of humankind, God gave one commandment. We read: “of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat” (Genesis 2:17). The fulfillment of this one commandment in Paradise would have permitted humankind to eat of the “tree of life;” it would have allowed them “to receive immortality as reward from [God]; and it would have transfigured them “into one Spirit with the Lord,” into “a spiritual being, who has surrendered the body to the authority of the Spirit.” (Christ Our Pascha, 131)