Saturday, September 1, 2012
The New Year
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance to our God" (Isaiah 61:1-2).
On September 1, our Lord Jesus Christ arose in the synagogue to take his turn to read from the Prophets. He read that passage from Isaiah and then claimed that Isaiah's prophecy had now come to fulfillment and his message of repentance for the Kingdom of God was at hand officially began. Thus, we commemorate today as the beginning of the Church year. Happy New Year! May God grant all of us a year of blessings and peace and repentance.