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2016 Holy Week Schedule Featured!

Mar
27

Saturday of Lazarus
Orthros 9am
Divine Liturgy 10am
Communion Breakfast - Fold Palms 11:30am
Great Vespers 6pm

Palm Sunday
Orthros 8:45am
Divine Liturgy 10am
Palm Sunday Luncheon – Sponsored by Philoptochos
Confessions 6pm
Orthros - Bridegroom Service 7pm

Holy and Great Monday
Confessions 6pm
Orthros – Bridegroom Service 7pm

Holy and Great Tuesday
Confessions 6pm
Orthros – Bridegroom Service 7pm

Holy and Great Wednesday
Confessions 6pm
Holy Unction – 7pm

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Because God Said

Apr
23

There is something that is special and unique in the final miracle of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. On the day before Palm Sunday the Church commemorates the Feast of the Raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus. Jesus had performed many other miracles before including bringing dead people back to life, but the raising of Lazarus was different. This miracle required only Jesus speaking for life to return to a man who had been dead for four days. The Jews standing by remembered where they had seen life created just be the spoken word.

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You Can’t Climb to Heaven until You Renounce the World

Apr
11

On the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the Church commemorates the memory of Saint John, the author of the Ladder of Divine Ascent. In his now famous treatise, Saint John helps us to see that the only we can climb to heaven is to renounce the world. It is not possible for us to climb to heaven while we cling to our worldly possessions and desires.

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Suffering is Real

Apr
06

Everyone tries, but we all know you can’t eliminate suffering. It is a real part of life that we have all experienced. Every person suffers, and when we take a moment to accept our own suffering rather than trying to escape from life, we grow closer to God and each other. When we are able to appreciate our suffering, we may even become more merciful and patient with others. When Christ invites us to “deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him,” (Mark 8.34) He isn’t without experience.

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Why Does the Church Have Holy Week?

Apr
06

As part of our continuing series of answering why we “do” certain things as Orthodox Christians, this month I will discuss Holy Week and why the Church has developed such an intense and beautiful week leading up to Holy and Great Pascha.

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We Need the Church

Mar
31

As human beings we sometimes feel paralyzed without help. We sometimes feel we can’t possibly reach Christ. At that moment it helps to always remember we have the Church to help us. Just as the paralytic whose friends lifted him over the wall so he could reach Christ (Mark 2.1-12), the members of the Church have been given to us to help us in those moments we can’t do it alone. If the paralytic had been alone, he would have remained outside the house and never reached Christ. We can’t reach Christ without the Church, as we profess in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.

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You Don’t Have to Make it Up

Mar
21

It has become very popular to make up your own religion by accepting one belief and rejecting another, or following one practice but inventing a new individual custom to follow. There is a better way. For centuries holy men and women, righteous figures of the Old and New Testament, have been following a way of life established by God, and they “were well attested for their faith.” (Hebrews 11.39) The way of life Christ has given His Church, the Orthodox Way of Life, has been tried and tested, defended and perfected, for centuries, so we could receive this Holy Tradition today.

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Why Do We Fast?

Mar
07

As part of our goal this year to always be asking the question “why” this month I wanted to answer the question, “Why do we fast?” It may be even more important to answer the question why it is good for us to fast? March ALWAYS is part of Great Lent, so the topic is best addressed this month. So why do we fast? Isn’t food supposed to be good for our bodies? Didn’t God say it wasn’t what goes into our mouth, but what comes out of our mouth that matters? While both these statements are true, neither means that fasting is not a good thing for us, body AND soul.

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Do You See God?

Mar
07

When the Son of Man comes in His glory, He will judge not your actions, but whether or not see God in the least of His brothers. (Matthew 25.31-46) Our Lord makes it clear that when we are able to see God in every human being including the lowest of the low will be welcomed into Heaven. Every human being in created in the Image of God, even if it has been clouded by sin. Our responsibility as faithful Christians is to be able and willing to see through sin and seek out the Image of God, and look past the sins of others.

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Starving with the Pigs

Feb
29

As we come closer to Great Lent, the Church offers us the Parable of the Prodigal Son as inspiration for us to embrace a genuine repentance in our heart. The story of two brothers, both selfish but only one experienced the love the father by repenting. When we remain in our sin refusing to admit that we need to change our life and return to God, we will remain lost and starving with the pigs. Even when we remain loyal to the father, in Church every Sunday, if our loyalty is not with love, we will not be able to experience the love of God.

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