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Discipleship and Church Life

Address to Midwest Region Spring Delegates’ Meeting Spring Valley, IL - April 3, 1998 DISCIPLESHIP AND CHURCH LIFE By His Grace Bishop DEMETRI This evening, I want to speak to you about the important subject of Discipleship and Church Life. During the Lenten Season, we are called upon to increase our prayer and worship, to [...]

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Feast of St. Valentine1

Feast of St. Valentine: Love God - Love Each Other Keynote Address Given by His Grace, Bishop Demetri at the NAC Midwinter Meeting, 1999 February 12, 1999 In behalf of my brother in Christ, His Eminence Metropolitan Philip and their Graces Bishops Antoun, Joseph and Basil, I greet and welcome you to this year’s Midwinter [...]

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Feast of St. Valentine2

Feast of St. Valentine: Love God - Love Each Other by Bishop Demetri (Khoury) Keynote Address Given by His Grace, Bishop Demetri at the NAC Midwinter Meeting, 1999 February 12, 1999 In behalf of my brother in Christ, His Eminence Metropolitan Philip and their Graces Bishops Antoun, Joseph and Basil, I greet and welcome you [...]

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Fr Anthony Gabriel 8 16th 2001

FEAST DAYS AND SERVICES TO THE THEOTOKOS Presentation Given by His Grace Bishop Demetri At the First Biennial Antiochian Archdiocese Clergy Symposium Chicago, Illinois July 1978   Ever since the Archangel Gabriel first said, "you are blessed among women," to the Virgin Mary, these words of praise have inspired the faithful of the Christian Church. [...]

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Fr Gabriel 40-25 speech

40th Priestly Anniversary - 25th Parish Anniversary of the V. Rev. Antony Gabriel Good evening. What a wonderful time to be together with all of you; and especially with my beloved brother and dear friend, the Very Reverend Fr. Antony Gabriel. As the scriptures say, “How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to [...]

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God-inspired Courage

God-inspired Courage in Building a Mission Community This evening, I am filled with great joy as I greet you on the occasion of my first visit to your God-protected mission. All of you have been in my prayers during these last two years. I know that you have worked hard for the glory of God [...]

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Ground Breaking Ceremony

Ground Breaking Ceremony All Saints Church Bloomington, Indiana May 19, 2001 Beloved in Christ: we gather together today for a very special occasion. Here (or not far from here), by the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit, the blessed Parish of All Saints, under the able leadership of Fr. Athanasius Wilson, will begin to [...]

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It’s a Different World

It's a Different World Presented by His Grace Bishop Demetri at the The 2000 College Conference December 27, 2000 Antiochian Village - Ligonier, PA Introduction: (+In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit) Yes, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and on behalf of our Father [...]

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LIVING THE VISION

LIVING THE VISION Peoria, Illinois         I am so very happy to be with you this evening, and to be given the opportunity to know you…..   Indeed, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and on behalf of my brother in Christ, the primate of this God protected Archdiocese, His Eminence Metropolitan [...]

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Managing Criticism and Complaints

Managing Criticism and Complaints The following presentation was delivered by His Grace, Bishop Demetri at the 2001 Midwest Region Fall Clergy Seminar Hosted by St. Matthew Orthodox Church - N. Royalton, OH October 17, 2001 Good afternoon and welcome to the 2001 Clergy Seminar and the Midwest Region Fall Delegates’ Meeting. I always look forward [...]

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