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Being Disciples of Christ

by Fr. Ted           Women Disciples of the Lord “The character of our earthly life is constant expectation of God’s call from this life to the other. We are not our own; we are the servants of God, as the Church so rightly calls us; and servants ought to hourly await their Lord’s call. He will [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Christian Education, Parish and Family Life, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Various Subjects|Comments Off on Being Disciples of Christ

Regarding Suicides and Cremation

Source: Orthodox Observer by Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver Over the past several years it appears that a number of persons who have been recognized as Orthodox Christians have taken their lives, as well as some who leave in their wills that they wish to be cremated. On the basis of these two realities, it is [...]

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The Angels By Nabil Semaan*  FEAST OF ARCHANGELS On the 8th of November, the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the rest of the archangels. The word synaxismeans the gathering of believers to celebrate a feast, or to make a remembrance of a saint. This feast also has a special meaning; [...]

By | November 2nd, 2011|Christian Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on

Advice on peacemaking from the Saints Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church with silk vestments while outside it is naked and numb with cold. He who said, “This is my body,” and made it so by his [...]

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Martyr Longinus, the Centurion who Stood at the Cross of the Lord

 Martyr Longinus, the Centurion who Stood at the Cross of the Lord  October 16th  He stood transfixed at the foot of the Cross, watching and wondering, full of awe and amazement.  And then all at once, something was born in him – a spark of faith, a brand-new beginning.  And his life was changed forever. [...]

By | October 15th, 2011|Saints, Scripture, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Martyr Longinus, the Centurion who Stood at the Cross of the Lord

The Repose of the Apostle and Evangelist John The Theologian

September 26th   The Repose of the Apostle and Evangelist John The Theologian  He was a humble Palestinian fisherman who earned a living by casting his nets daily into mighty Lake Gennesareth (also known as the Sea of Galilee).  And it was here, on the shores of the windblown lake, that St. John the Theologian – [...]

By | September 23rd, 2011|Christian Education, Saints, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Repose of the Apostle and Evangelist John The Theologian

The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

September 8th   The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos  The birth of the Blessed Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary took place in the remote and obscure little town ofNazareth, in the Galilee region of theHoly Land. That hallowed event would be an important step on the long road that led to the birth of [...]

By | September 6th, 2011|Feasts & Seasons, Liturgical, tHEOTOKOS, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Book Review

Book Review A Cloud of Witnesses: Saints and Martyrs From the Holy Land by Bishop Demetri (Matta) Khoury Authorhouse, 2008 (700 pages, $15.40, paperback) reviewed by Patrick Henry Reardon Unlike the very structured way in which the Roman Catholic Church canonizes its saints, the corresponding Eastern Orthodox method tends to be somewhat informal and “popular,” [...]

By | August 16th, 2011|Saints, Uncategorized, Various Subjects|Comments Off on Book Review

الفلسطينيون المسيحيون أو أقول للمسيحي: لست عدداً ولا نسبة مئوية

الفلسطينيون المسيحيون أو أقول للمسيحي: لست عدداً ولا نسبة مئوية  البطريرك ميشيل صباح - القدس  الفلسطينيون المسيحيون من هم؟ هم فلسطينيون مثل كل فلسطيني. 1- ليسوا عددًا يُقَدَّرون به أو نسبة مئوية. ليسوا كذا ألف أو كذا بالمئة. بل هم كل الشعب مع كل الشعب. هم إنسان مئة بالمئة مثل كل فلسطيني ومثل كل إنسان في [...]

By | July 5th, 2011|Arabic Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on الفلسطينيون المسيحيون أو أقول للمسيحي: لست عدداً ولا نسبة مئوية