Spiritual Growth

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The Cost of Following Our Lord Jesus Christ

  • Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00
Read the Gospel according to St. Luke 14:25-33. It is a great privilege to follow Our Lord Jesus Christ, but it is very costly. 1. To follow Jesus, you must serve Him before all others. This is the cost of service: "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple." (Luke 14:26) 2. To follow Jesus, you mush subordinate your own interests to the interests of Christ. This is…

Angels

  • Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00
Angel means "messenger." This is the main purpose God created the angels, to send them as messengers to serve the human race. Since the beginning of the creation, angels have appeared to people to tell them about the will of God. Adam and Eve were banished by an angel with a flaming sword: "So He drove out the man; and He cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life." (Genesis 3:24) Angels…

The Feast of the Cross

  • Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00
We celebrate the Feast of the Cross twice a year in our church: the first, on September 27, commemorates the discovery of the Holy Cross by the Empress Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine; and the second, on March 19, commemorates the manifestation of the Holy Cross in the seventh century during the reign of Roman emperor Heraclius. St. Athanasius the Apostolic wrote in his Festal Letters, 22.1 in the year 350 A.D.: When Our Lord Jesus Christ, who took it upon Himself to die for all, stretched forth Hishands…

The Feast of the Transfiguration

  • Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:00
The Feast of the Transfiguration celebrates the day when our Lord Jesus Christ took Peter, John, and James, and went up onto a mountain to pray. "And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light." Matthew 17:2 St. Cyril of Alexandria explains, saying, "We say there is a Transfiguration, note that the human body changes to another body, but a glorious light enveloped it, the form of the body stays the same, but its aspect is penetrated by…

Reflections

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  • Thanksgiving
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