Monthly Archives: November 2013

ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE

The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Andrew the First-Called was the first of the apostles of Jesus Christ and the brother of the Apostle Peter. He is also the patron saint of several countries, including Romania and Scotland. His feast … Continue reading

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AVARICE (LOVE OF MONEY)

“Avarice, or love of money, is the worship of idols, a daughter of unbelief, an excuse for infirmities, a foreboder of old age, a harbinger of drought, a herald of famines.” St. John Climacus, “The Ladder of Divine Ascent” “Look … Continue reading

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GIVING THANKS TO GOD AS A NATION

On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation in United States history.  So on this Thanksgiving Day, as you gather with family and friends, please thank God for this great Nation and for our amazing liberties; … Continue reading

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Eucharist, our Thanksgiving

“The Eucharist is the center of life in the Orthodox Church because the Church is primarily a Eucharistic community. The Eucharist is the completion of all of the Church’s other sacraments and the source and the goal of all of … Continue reading

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Orthodox Vestments

The first time I entered an Orthodox Church one of the first things I noticed most was the vestments.  Yes the incense smelled great, the icons were beautiful, and the chant was inspiring, but, my golly, those vestments! “Since the … Continue reading

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Turkey Day!

As this years Thanksgiving day falls at the beginning of the Orthodox Nativity Fast and normally on Thanksgiving we eat a tremendous amount of that bird called Turkey, along with a load of other goodies, what should we do? Well … Continue reading

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Sabbath Day !!!

The special significance of the seventh day of the week, called the Sabbath, begins with God’s creation of man on the earth. According to the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, God created man on the sixth … Continue reading

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