Category Archives: Church

Eternal Life

Eternal Life:  John 17:1-13 A really interesting Gospel lesson Fr Nektary read earlier, however, it’s not like there is anything uninteresting in the Gospel. The reading in the Gospel of John, is a prayer of Jesus to God, to God … Continue reading

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The Cross leads us to Jesus Christ

This week marks the midpoint of Great Lent and on this middle Sunday of the Fast, we look forward to the Holy Cross. Later on, during Holy Week, the Cross reappears as an element in the remembrance of our Lord’s … Continue reading

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All Things are Lawful unto me…..

1Cor 6:12-20 “I have wasted the wealth which the Father gave to me, and in my wretchedness I have fed with the dumb beasts.  Yearning after their food I remained hungry and could not eat my fill.  But now I … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground

As you look around today you can see the artist drawings of our new walls and the outline of the new roof that will be our Church.  And we remember where we are now and realize how much has changed … Continue reading

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Be a Cheerful Giver

One of my favorite bible passages is “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). I try to say it each day in the morning to remember that, no … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross (Sep 27) St. John of Shanghai Before The Time of Christ, the cross was an instrument of punishment; it evoked fear and aversion. But after Christ’s death on the Cross it became the instrument and … Continue reading

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Orthodox Way of Life

The final goal of man is communion with God. The path to this communion has been precisely defined: faith, and walking in the Commandments with the help of God’s grace.  -Saint Theophan the Recluse The purpose of life taught by … Continue reading

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The Significance of the “Six Psalms” of the Orthodox Matins Service

Matins (also spelled Mattins, from the Latin, matutinae, “morning”), also called Orthros (from Greek, meaning “morning”, “dawn” or “day break”), is the longest and most complex of the daily cycle services. Matins is celebrated in the morning, unless it is … Continue reading

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Lenten Advice

As we enter into the Lenten season, there are loads of articles and information to read to steer us in the direction of working out our Repentance.  This article was written as Pastoral advice for the ones who shepherd a … Continue reading

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When our church attendance drops off

Abbot Tryphon wrote this a few days ago, “It seems we all go through periods in our lives when our church attendance drops off. Work and home life can seem hectic, and we fall into the trap of letting ourselves … Continue reading

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