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When all is said and Done

When all is said and Done, Will We Hear the Words: ‘Well Done?’ This Address, by His Grace, Bishop DEMETRI, was delivered on Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Midwest Spring Gathering in Livonia, Michigan I. Intro: Christ is in our midst! I greet you with joy on behalf of our Beloved Primate, His Eminence [...]

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Plant It! Grow It

SERMON GIVEN BY HIS GRACE BISHOP DEMETRI AT THE COLLEGE CONFERENCE Plant It! Grow It! Be It! (In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit) I. Intro: Parable Of the Sower: In the Parable of the Sower, as recorded in the 13th chapter of the Gospel of St. [...]

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Presentation 5th Biennial Parish

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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Rose Hill Coll

Good evening! It is a great joy and a privilege for me to be with all of you this evening, as we celebrate the inaugural academic year of Rose Hill College. I bring with me the greetings and blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP, and those of their Graces the auxiliary bishops of our God-protected [...]

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Serving God by Serving Others

Serving God by Serving Others by Bishop Demetri (Khoury) 2000 Clergy Seminar and Delegates Meeting February 24 - 27, 2000 Hosted by St. George Orthodox Church - Terre Haute, IN Speech Given by His Grace, Bishop Demetri at the Grand Assembly Friday Evening, February 25th, 2000 A priest was once asked by an old time [...]

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SPEECH ON BALAMAND UNIVERSITY

SPEECH ON BALAMAND UNIVERSITY Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, The Venerable Saint Clement once wrote that "Ignorance starves the soul, but knowledge nourishes and sustains it." In the book of Proverbs we read: "Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase [...]

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Sunday of Orthodoxy 2003.

Sunday of Orthodoxy 2003 The Restoration of the Holy Images In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen Introduction: It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you this evening. This Vespers Service of the Sunday of Orthodoxy is [...]

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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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