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“The kingdom of God is within you”

“Take the trouble to spend only one single day according to God’s commandments, and you will see yourself, you will feel by your own heart, how good it is to fulfill God’s will (and God’s will in relation to us … Continue reading

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is truly a heavenly service upon earth, during which God Himself, in a particular, immediate, and most close manner, is present and dwells with men, being Himself the invisible Celebrant of the service, offering and being offered. … Continue reading

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First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774

   The Prayer in the First Congress, A.D. 1774 O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme … Continue reading

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CONCEPTION

From the perspective of Orthodox Christianity, human life begins at conception (meaning fertilization with creation of the single-cell zygote). This conviction is grounded in the Biblical witness (e.g., Ps 139:13-16; Isaiah 49:1ff; Luke 1:41,44), as well as in the scientifically … Continue reading

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH

The story goes that after the first performance of Messiah, an enthusiastic member of the audience congratulated composer and director George Frideric Handel for producing such a wonderful piece of “entertainment.” “Entertainment!” Handel replied, “My purpose was not to entertain, … 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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