Dear Parish Faithful,
At the beginning of the Church New Year, I try to send out a couple of practical reminders about some of the most basic components of our corporate and personal lives as Orthodox Christians. Therefore, I have attached an outline I wrote on maintaining the discipline of a Rule of Prayer; and a summary of Preparation for Receiving Holy Communion.
As familiar as you may be with these essential practices, you may still want to look at these summaries by way of reminder and, if necessary, renewal. Getting "back to the basics" - or the ABCs of Church life - may be just what is needed to pursue "the one thing needful."