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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. [...]

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Violence and the Gospel

Violence and the Gospel by Metropolitan George (Khodr) of Byblos and Batroun [This article was first given at a conference in Lyon of the Association of Christians Against Torture, and appeared in Supplément de la vie Spirituelle, Sept. 1987] This essay is not an analysis of violence but a hymn to that evangelical virtue which [...]

By | October 14th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Scripture|Comments Off on Violence and the Gospel

Be Angry And Sin Not

Be Angry And Sin Not   By St. Nikolai Velimirovich "Be angry and sin not" (Psalm 4:4). Be angry with yourself, brethren, and sin no more. Be angry at your sins of thoughts and deeds, and sin no more. Be angry with Satan the father of lies (John 8:44), and no longer do his will. [...]

By | October 5th, 2011|Parish and Family Life, Saints, Scripture|Comments Off on Be Angry And Sin Not

The Bible In The Liturgy

The Bible In The Liturgy   There Biblical references for everything that is said during the Divine Liturgy. Below is the text of the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.  Under each line, you will see "Bible References:" along with the Book, Chapter and Verse(s).  While many have studied why we say and do the [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Liturgical, Prayers and Practice, Scripture|Comments Off on The Bible In The Liturgy

God’s Yellow Pages

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By | August 19th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Prayers and Practice, Scripture|Comments Off on God’s Yellow Pages

The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer  Fr. Lev Gillet Online book of "The Jesus Prayer". A classic treatise on the Jesus Prayer written by Fr. Lev.Gillet,also known through many of his writings as "A Monk of the Eastern Church". 1. THE SHAPE OF THE INVOCATION OF THE NAME ... And Jacob asked him and said: Tell me, I [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|Prayers and Practice, Scripture, Spirituality|Comments Off on The Jesus Prayer

Prophet Elijah (Elias)

 July 20th   Prophet Elijah (Elias) His birth, like the rest of his life, would be marked by fire. When the Great Prophet Elijah was born at Tishba in the Gilead region of the ancientlandofPalestine, his father Savah witnessed an amazing sight.  While the child lay slumbering in his cradle, a radiant angel of God suddenly [...]

By | July 15th, 2011|Saints, Scripture|Comments Off on Prophet Elijah (Elias)

هل الخوف نعمة أو نقمة؟

هل الخوف نعمة أو نقمة؟   بقلم: الأب انطونيوس مقار إبراهيم  كي يتسنى لنا التأمل في هذا الموضوع علينا أن نطرح بعضاً من الأسئلة التي ربما تفيدنا في حياتنا: ما هو الخوف؟ وكيف نتخلص منه؟.. وما هو الفرق بين الخوف والمخافة؟ وهل هناك ما يسمى خوف إيجابي وخوف سلبي؟ أو بمعنى أخر: هل من خوف نافع وخوف [...]

By | July 14th, 2011|Belief & History, Christian Education, Parish and Family Life, Scripture|Comments Off on هل الخوف نعمة أو نقمة؟

Honor Your Father and Your Mother

Honor Your Father and Your Mother by Fr. Paul Tarazi "Honor your father and your mother that you may have a long life in the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you" (Exodus 20:12; cf Deut. 5:16). It seems to me imperative in this instance to start my article with some exegetical notes. [...]

By | July 4th, 2011|Christian Education, Parish and Family Life, Scripture|Comments Off on Honor Your Father and Your Mother

Question: “What is the Pentateuch?”

Question: "What is the Pentateuch?" While there are some verses in the Pentateuch that would appear to have been added by someone later than Moses, for example Deuteronomy 34:5-8 which describes the death and burial of Moses, most if not all scholars attribute the majority of these books to Moses. Even if Joshua or someone [...]

By | June 21st, 2011|Christian Education, Scripture|Comments Off on Question: “What is the Pentateuch?”