Sunday Before Theophany


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Today is the first Sunday of the Year 2016. First opportunity for all of us to come to the church and hear the Good News. And what is the Good News we have heard in today’s Gospel? (Mt.1:1-8) “This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God…” and “Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him!”

Yes, the Lord has come! We celebrated this few days ago at Christmas. He is here and he is inviting us through the great prophet John the Baptist to begin this New Year prepared for Jesus.

Our lives and everything we do should be directed towards loving and serving our Lord Jesus Christ. In three days we will celebrate his Baptism in which we will be shown the importance of our own Baptism in the commitment to live it for Christ. Let us not loose this opportunity and let us start this New Year in this light – light of vigour and zeal to be good followers of our Lord.

May God bless you all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Fr. Janko!