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Do You Want to be Made Well?

Do You Want to be Made Well? A Sermon on John 5:1-9 During the early morning hours of August 29th, Hurricane Katrina was swirling off the coast of Southern Louisiana.  The call to evacuate the lower portion, including the City of New Orleans, had gone out hours before and most people heeded the call.  Those [...]

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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 [...]

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who art everywhere present and fillest all things.

I was looking in the eyes of a violent man this week.  He had just been attacked and he responded in kind, and in the aftermath as he was shouting his curses upon everyone and everything and shoving away those whose job it is to officially Calm Things Down and then record Paperwork about it, [...]

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Necessity of Forgiveness

What happened in the parable Jesus taught about the king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants? This story is found in Matthew 18:21-35. It is a powerful story about the necessity of forgiveness. It clearly tells us that forgiveness is not an option if we want to be included in His kingdom. The [...]

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Nine Secrets Your Pastor’s Wife Wishes You Knew

by Christina StolaasShe’s always there. Sometimes in the background, sometimes with a welcoming smile up front, sometimes noticed and appreciated, sometimes being silently judged. Your pastor’s wife; the powerful force behind most church leaders often perceived as a mystery by the rest of the church. It doesn’t have to be that way. What if we just [...]

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The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts PRIEST: Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, unto the ages of ages. READER: Amen. Come, let us worship God our King and bow down before Him. Come, let us worship Christ God our King and bow down [...]

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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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Met Saba (Esber) on the Orthodox “Diaspora” (Orthodox Caucus)

On the Issue of the Orthodox "Diaspora" Introduction It seems, during the course of work on the Great Orthodox Council, that the issue of the "diaspora" will be the most important, in the sense that there is no issue more important than it. Due to serious disagreements that currently exist between the Orthodox Churches, mostly [...]

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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

WHAT IS A GOOD MAN?

Word Magazine November 1959 Page 7 WHAT IS A GOOD MAN? By Father Michael Azkoul, Spring Valley, Ill. Too many people just assume that they know what a “good man” is. Because a man or an organization (composed of “good men”) builds hospitals, schools, an orphanage, an old-folks home, gives to medical research, to needy [...]

By | March 30th, 2011|Various Subjects|Comments Off on WHAT IS A GOOD MAN?