On the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Sunday, September 8th), I made this announcement at St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church:
Brothers & Sisters in Christ
Our Teen SOYO will kick-off what, I pray, will become a consistent Orthodox presence in the East End of Newport News. On Saturday, September 21st, we will participate in a park & shoreline clean-up at King-Lincoln Park on Sixth Street & Jefferson Avenue. We will begin at 9:30 am with Third Hour Prayers and collect litter in the park and along Pinkett’s Beach. Following the clean-up, I will give a demonstration of netting techniques to collect aquatic life such as fish and crabs. We will identify these creatures, discuss their role in the ecosystem and release them. The outing should be finished around noon with a brief Sixth Hour Prayer.
God willing, this event will be the begining of the Ammah…
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