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Come Forth and be Holy!

Sermon Delivered by His Grace, Bishop Demetri at the 2002 Clergy Symposium, Antiochian Village, PA. Come Forth and be Holy!  (+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: One God!)  Priests & Deacons of the Most High God û Come forth!           As you know, this is the [...]

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The Role of the Theotokos in the Orthodox Church

  The Role of the Theotokos in the Orthodox Church Midwest Region Spring Delegates Meeting - Spring Valley, IL April1998  Bishop Demetri M. Khoury My task this evening is to address the topic of the Role of the Theotokos in the Orthodox Church. This is not easy, especially in so short a time. We have [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:06:03-07:00July 8th, 2011|Belief & History, Liturgical, Saints, Speeches & Homilies|Comments Off on The Role of the Theotokos in the Orthodox Church

The Meaning of Stewardship

Well Done, Thou good and faithful Servant! What is the Definition of Stewardship? By  Bishop Demetri Good evening!  I am very happy to be here and speak to all of you on the subject of Christian Stewardship.     For each one of us is called by God to be a steward. What does stewardship mean?   Merriam [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:06:16-07:00June 21st, 2011|Parish and Family Life, Speeches & Homilies, Stewardship|Comments Off on The Meaning of Stewardship

SYMPOSIUM

SYMPOSIUM CHURCH GROWTH CHURCH SUPPORT/GIVING (TITHING) The  Responsive  Church  Is  a Healthy  Church: A Healthy Church is a Growing Church! A Presentation given at the the 5th Biennial Parish Council Symposium by His Grace Bishop Demetri Antiochian Village, PA Friday, October 13, 2000   I.)     OPENING REMARKS:       On behalf of  his eminence Metropolitan Phillip, [...]

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The Basic Phases of an Orthodox Template

  THE BASIC PHASES OF AN ORTHODOX TEMPLE BUILDING PROJECT ARE:     I. Establish a “Spiritual purpose and function Team”. a. This committee shall establish the spiritual tone of this endeavor by setting forth the spiritual goals and needs of the Church building project. b. As you represent the Church -- a Spiritual Family [...]

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THE MEANING OF GREAT LENT

The Holy Season of Great Lent has always been for Orthodox Christians a time of self-denial, a period of self-examination, a period for preparation to enter the Holy Passion and Resurrection of our Saviour. But in recent years, we have seen a sad attitude take over what was once an attitude of joyful expectation and [...]

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The Meaning of Pilgrimage

This speech was delivered by His Grace Bishop Demetri at the 2000 St. Thekla - St. Raphael Pilgrimage at Antiochian Village - September 8, 2000 In behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP, and their Graces, Bishops Antoun, Joseph and Basil, and the director of this center, Father Michael Masouh. I want to welcome you to [...]

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THE NEED FOR GOOD CHOIRS

Address at the 12th Annual Sacred Music Institute Antiochian Village, PA THE NEED FOR GOOD CHOIRS AND GOOD MUSIC By His Grace Bishop DEMETRI Good Evening! I hope that you are enjoying this 12th Annual Sacred Music Institute. It is a great pleasure for me to be here not only as a speaker but also [...]

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The Pastor His Role and Responsibilities

The Pastor: His Role and Responsibilities Address delivered by His Grace Bishop Demetri to the attendees of the Antiochian House of Studies September 6, 2000 - Ligonier, PA We have now spent these days together, preparing ourselves in this “House of Studies” for the sole purpose of fulfilling the ministry that God has given to [...]

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The Priesthood in the Third Millennium

The Priesthood in the Third Millennium: A Priest Is Not Just A Community Builder Or Animator, But A Man Of Sacrifice, A Victim, Another Christ The Mystery Of A Vocation To The Priesthood We have now spent these days together, preparing ourselves in this “House of Studies” for the sole purpose of fulfilling the ministry [...]

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