Epilogue for the Sunday of the Blind Man

Saint Irenaeus, discussing the substance of our bodies and how the advent of the Logos/Word MADE THE IMAGE OF GOD IN US APPEAR CLEARER, writes: "Since Adam was molded from this earth in which we belong, the Scripture tells us that God said to him, ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thyContinue reading “Epilogue for the Sunday of the Blind Man”

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF PASCHA: THE MAN BORN BLIND

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and SaviorJESUS CHRIST. CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! On this day, the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, our Holy Church commemorates the Miracle of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ upon the MAN BORN BLIND. On this day we celebrate the miracleContinue reading “THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF PASCHA: THE MAN BORN BLIND”

The Holy Great Sovereigns and Equals to the Apostles, Constantine and Helen

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! ON 21st OF MAY OUR HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH COMMEMORATES THE HOLY GREAT SOVEREIGNS AND EQUALS TO THE HOLY APOSTLES, CONSTANTINE AND HELEN. Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn. Plagal of Fourth Tone HAVING seen the image ofContinue reading “The Holy Great Sovereigns and Equals to the Apostles, Constantine and Helen”

THE PURPOSE OF ILLNESS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO PERFECT US (Part II)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, CHRIS IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! THE PURPOSE OF ILLNESS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO PERFECT US (Part II) This particular Mystery (Sacrament) OF HEALING explores many aspects of sin, suffering, suffering, and healing. While we implore God TO REMOVE THEContinue reading “THE PURPOSE OF ILLNESS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO PERFECT US (Part II)”

THE PURPOSE OF ILLNESS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO PERFECT US

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! THE PURPOSE OF ILLNESS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO PERFECT US. The Heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies "made the body of man subject to much suffering and disease, so that man might learnContinue reading “THE PURPOSE OF ILLNESS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO PERFECT US”

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF PASCHA: THE HEALING OF THE PARALYTIC

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and SaviorJesus Christ. CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! ON THIS DAY, THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF PASCHA, THE HOLY CHURCH COMMEMORATES THE MIRACLE OF OUR LORD AND GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST UPON THE PARALYTIC. The word of Christ was strength for the paralytic,Continue reading “THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF PASCHA: THE HEALING OF THE PARALYTIC”

THE SOUL AFTER DEATH: CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE OF HEAVEN

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and SaviorJesus Christ. THE SOUL AFTER DEATH: CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE OF HEAVEN TRUE CHRISTIAN experience of heaven always bear one and the same stamp of other-worldly experience. Those who have beheld heaven have not merely traveled to a different place; THEY HAVE ALSO ENTERED INTO AContinue reading “THE SOUL AFTER DEATH: CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE OF HEAVEN”