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Climb Above the Crowd

Feb
01

We each have something that gets between us and God. We each have a crowd that stops us from seeing God. I’m not talking about people specifically, but the temptations and life-stress that preoccupy our attention. We spend so much time planning the small things in life; we forget the importance of making a plan to see God. The Orthodox way of life helps us to climb above the crowd of obstacles and challenges. The Church life is our plan.

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Why do we go to Church?

Jan
31

As I mentioned last month, this year we will always ask why we do what we do as an Orthodox Christian Church Community and as members of the Church. Last month I mentioned very briefly why the Church sponsors youth ministries. I will in other months be more specific about certain ministries like Sunday School, but this month I want to explain why we go to Church. If you are taking the time to actually read this month’s newsletter, chances are pretty good that you have attended at least one Church service this year.

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What Does it Mean to Call Yourself Orthodox?

Jan
25

Most Orthodox Christians boast proudly about being Orthodox, but many don’t fully understand what it means to be Orthodox. When we look at the healing of the blind man found in Luke 18.35-43, we can identify three characteristics that describe what it means to call yourself Orthodox.

A. We must always be aware of our surroundings.
B. We must have a proper understanding of the Holy Scriptures and the Teachings of the Church
C. Our Faith must be reflected in our life.

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To Be Made Well

Jan
18

The Church does a wonderful job teaching what we should and should not do in our daily lives. But when we fall short of the Church’s teachings, many of us are too ashamed or feel shunned, to even approach the Church in repentance. What’s worse, when we finally repent, many of us continue on our way without returning to God to thank and worship Him, and we remain sick in our sin. Whether our own shame or the shunning of others, we must fully repent and return to God to thank and worship Him. When we fully repent, then we will hear the words, “Your faith has made you well.”

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Follow the Light

Jan
11

As the Church celebrates the Feast of Epiphany, Light has come into the world to lead us out of darkness. The problem is that the world is filled with obstacles that obscure our view of the Light, and we often find ourselves lost in the darkness. Thankfully God has provided us with His Church to help remove the distractions and obstacles so we can see the Light and follow the light. Having Light shining in the darkness only helps if we can see it, but if we don’t follow the Light of the Church we will remain in darkness and lost forever.

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The Gift of Grace in Water

Jan
06

When Jesus entered the Jordan River to be baptized by John, it wasn’t He who was blessed, but creation. Ever since the beginning of time, God has given us His creation in order to glorify God and to assist us to live in Communion with Him. The Feast of Theophany celebrates the revelation of the Holy Trinity at the Baptism of Jesus Christ, and the gift of grace present in the water of the Jordan River, and by extent all of creation.

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PUBLIC BLESSING OF FLORENCE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE PALMS COURSE

Jan
05

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Rev. Athanasios C Haros, Pastor
Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church of Florence
Office: 843-662-5471 Cell: 843-496-4533
TransfigurationFlo@mail.goarch.org
www.GoFlorence.org

PUBLIC BLESSING OF FLORENCE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE PALMS COURSE

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Humility Prepares the Way for Christ

Jan
04

When the Holy Trinity was about to be revealed to the world, God did not send a king, a governor, or an emperor. He sent a man of incredible humility. John the Baptist expressed his humility by declaring, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.” (Mark 1.7) He knew he was not worthy of God, but still God referred to him as the greatest woman ever to be born of a woman. (Matthew 11.11) If you want to prepare your heart and soul for Christ, consider the humility of John the Baptist.

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Why?

Jan
01

For most of us, “Why?” was the first (and second, and third, and fourth, etc.) question we learned to ask. Why does the sun shine? Why do green peas taste so yummy? Why do I have to go to school? Why does life have to be so hard? Sometimes we even just ask, “Why?” and leave it to God to fill in the rest of the question. As little children we asked this question because we were trying to figure out our new world. Nothing seemed to make sense until we asked, and it was explained to us, why.

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Two Ways of Responding to the Good News

Dec
28

When we hear the Good News of Christmas, we get to choose how we respond. We can respond as Herod the King with rage because we don’t want to give up our comforts and material way of life. We can choose to embrace the Good News as freedom from the anxiety and pressures of the worldly life or we can stand up and fight against the truth of the Church, as the crowd stood up and stoned Saint Stephen. King Herod had the chance to see the joy and freedom of the Good News of Christ’s Birth, but he couldn’t even see Christ as the coming freedom from Rome.

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