DIVINE INTERVENTION AT TIMES OF WORLD PLAGUES

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. DIVINE INTERVENTION AT TIMES OF WORLD PLAGUES How Cholera was stopped in Constantinople in 1910 In the year 1910 disease once again befell Constantinople and its environs: cholera. People were dying by the hundreds everyContinue reading “DIVINE INTERVENTION AT TIMES OF WORLD PLAGUES”

THE MYSTERY (SACRAMENT) OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God,CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE MYSTERY (SACRAMENT) OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST The Holy Eucharist literally "thanksgiving" is the Mystery in which the bread and wine of offering are CHANGED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT INTO THE TRUE Body and True BloodContinue reading “THE MYSTERY (SACRAMENT) OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST”

“…STAND FAST AND HOLD THE TRADITIONS WHICH YOU WERE TAUGHT…” (2 Thess. 2:15)

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. "Therefore brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether BY WORD or OUR EPISTLE" (2 Thessalonians 2:15). Holy Tradition must be preserved by the Church, for God is its source. HolyContinue reading ““…STAND FAST AND HOLD THE TRADITIONS WHICH YOU WERE TAUGHT…” (2 Thess. 2:15)”

7th JANUARY – SYNAXIS OF SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. ON JANUARY 7th OUR HOLY ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH COMMEMORATES THE SYNAXIS OF SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST Saint John’s greatest role during his life was enacted on the day of the Theophany, and becauseContinue reading “7th JANUARY – SYNAXIS OF SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST”

JANUARY 6th – THE DIVINE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. ON THE SIXTH DAY OF THE MONTH OF JANUARY WE CELEBRATE AND COMMEMORATE THE DIVINE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST About the beginning of our Lord’s 30th year, Saint John theContinue reading “JANUARY 6th – THE DIVINE THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD, GOD, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST”

THE LIFE OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS BASIL THE GREAT

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. THE LIFE OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS, BASIL THE GREAT, ARCHBISHOP OF CAESAREA IN CAPPADOCIA Saint Basil, preeminent among hierarchs, wisest of saintly teachers, and the wondrous favorite of God. The wondrous Basil devotedContinue reading “THE LIFE OF OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS BASIL THE GREAT”

JANUARY 1st – THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God, CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn of the Feast. First Tone OUR human form hast Thou taken on Thyself without change, O greatly-compassionate Master, though being God by nature; fulfilling the Law, Thou willingly receivest circumcision in theContinue reading “JANUARY 1st – THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST”

CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ’s Divine Nativity, CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM! "…So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no roomContinue reading “CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!”