“…WHEN YOU PRAY, DO NOT USE VAIN REPETITIONS…” (St. Matthew 6:7)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father KNOWSContinue reading ““…WHEN YOU PRAY, DO NOT USE VAIN REPETITIONS…” (St. Matthew 6:7)”

“THE INCORRUPTIBLE BEAUTY…” (1 Peter 3:4)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "Do not let your adornment be merely outward–arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel– rather let it be the HIDDEN PERSON OF THE HEART WITH THE INCCORUPTIBLE BEAUTY OF A GENTLE ANDContinue reading ““THE INCORRUPTIBLE BEAUTY…” (1 Peter 3:4)”

THE SACRED CANONS OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. THE SACRED CANONS OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH What a Canon is A Canon, according to Zonoras (in his interpretation of the 39th letter of Saint Athanasius the Great), properly speaking and in the mainContinue reading “THE SACRED CANONS OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH”

“LET US HONOR AND MAGNIFY THE THEOTOKOS AND THE MOTHER OF LIGHT” (Orthros Matins)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. LET US HONOR AND MAGNIFY THE THEOTOKOS AND THE MOTHER OF LIGHT "All those Do you shelter, O Good One, Those who in their faith flee unto you, With your strong hand, you protect; WeContinue reading ““LET US HONOR AND MAGNIFY THE THEOTOKOS AND THE MOTHER OF LIGHT” (Orthros Matins)”

“DO NOT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES ON EARTH…” (St. Matthew 6:19)

Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "DO NOT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES ON EARTH, WHERE MOTH AND RUST DESTROY AND WHERE THIEVES BREAK IN AND STEAL" (St. Matthew 6:19). Man must acquire the gift of discernment and seek heavenly wisdom toContinue reading ““DO NOT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES ON EARTH…” (St. Matthew 6:19)”

“…LORD, WHEN DID WE SEE YOU HUNGRY OR THIRSTY OR STRANGER…” (St. Matthew 25:44)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "Then they also will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, AND DID NOT MINISTER TO You?’ Then He willContinue reading ““…LORD, WHEN DID WE SEE YOU HUNGRY OR THIRSTY OR STRANGER…” (St. Matthew 25:44)”

“…BE IMITATORS OF GOD AS DEAR CHILDREN..” (Ephesians 5:1)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "Therefore be IMITATORS OF God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Him- self for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma"Continue reading ““…BE IMITATORS OF GOD AS DEAR CHILDREN..” (Ephesians 5:1)”

‘…GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME SINNER!…’ (St. Luke 18:10-14) – The beginning of the Triodion

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. As we embark on our pre-Lenten Season, known as the Triodion, on the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, our attention turns to self-abasement, to the Day of Judgment, to our sinful nature andContinue reading “‘…GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME SINNER!…’ (St. Luke 18:10-14) – The beginning of the Triodion”

“WALK WHILE YOU HAVE THE LIGHT…” (Saint John 12:35)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "Then Jesus said to them, ‘A little while longer the light is with you, Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtakes you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he isContinue reading ““WALK WHILE YOU HAVE THE LIGHT…” (Saint John 12:35)”

“…Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be. "…TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS THAT I HAVE COMMENDED YOU." (Matthew 28:20) The sacred mission of the Holy Church is to continue revealing God’s absolute Divine Truth to all of humanity. To accomplish thisContinue reading ““…Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20)”