Daily Reading for December 23, 2015

Daily Reading for December 23, 2015

  St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 10:1-18 Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Luke 1: 46-48 My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Verse: For he has regarded the humility of his servant. BRETHREN, since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come...

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Support the Work of Our Bishops and Orthodox Unity

Support the Work of Our Bishops and Orthodox Unity

Dearly beloved and faithful Clergy and all Brothers and Sisters in our Lord, Much has been accomplished by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the few short years of its existence. Yet much more remains to be accomplished. Until now, the Assembly has been primarily funded by dioceses, jurisdictions,...

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AXIOS to Fr. Maximos

AXIOS to Fr. Maximos

AXIOS to Fr. Maximos (Constas), Senior Research Scholar at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology!   He was ordained to the holy diaconate on December 6, and holy priesthood December 20, 2015. A brilliant theologian and professor, he is a favorite of the students at Hellenic College Holy...

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HCHC Ambassadors Inspire, Enthuse, and Challenge

HCHC Ambassadors Inspire, Enthuse, and Challenge

    Sonia Belcher’s HCHC Ambassador Program has been representing Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in parishes throughout the country since 2002. The mission of the Ambassadors is to “inspire, enthuse, and challenge Orthodox Christians of all ages to enhance their lives in Christ through nationwide...

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Ecumenical Patriarchal Christmas Proclamation in Greek

Ecumenical Patriarchal Christmas Proclamation in Greek

Dec 18, 2015 ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΝ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΕΙΟΝ   Ἀριθμ. Πρωτ. 1172 ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΙΚΗ ΑΠΟΔΕΙΞΙΣ ΕΠΙ ΤΟΙΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΟΙΣ   + ΒΑΡΘΟΛΟΜΑΙΟΣ ΕΛΕΩι ΘΕΟΥ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΕΩΣ, ΝΕΑΣ ΡΩΜΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΣ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΗΣ ΠΑΝΤΙ ΤΩι ΠΛΗΡΩΜΑΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ ΧΑΡΙΝ, ΕΛΕΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΡΗΝΗΝ ΠΑΡΑ ΤΟΥ ΕΝ ΒΗΘΛΕΕΜ ΓΕΝΝΗΘΕΝΤΟΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ   Ἀδελφοὶ καὶ τέκνα ἐν Κυρίῳ ἀγαπητά,   Ἡ...

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His Beatitude John X Christmas Message

His Beatitude John X Christmas Message

  2015 Nativity Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, by the mercy of God Patriarch John X, The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East   To my brother pastors of the Antiochian Holy Church, and my children throughout the Holy...

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Metropolitan Joseph’s Christmas Message

Metropolitan Joseph’s Christmas Message

  Metropolitan Joseph’s Pastoral Message for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ This is our festival, this is the feast we celebrate today, in which God comes to live with human beings, that we may journey toward God, or return—for to speak thus...

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There Are No Christians Here

There Are No Christians Here

  I recently read an article by CNN’s David McKenzie and Briana Duggan about a bus in Kenya that was stopped by terrorists.  The gunmen ambushed the vehicle and called for the Muslims to exit in order to separate and kill the Christians. But the Muslim passengers refused. The article...

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The Story of the Savior

The Story of the Savior

Be Transfigured – The Story of the Savior When most people read the Old Testament, they read with the belief they are reading about the saved people of God. If the Old Testament is a story about God saving His people from death, the story is a failure since every human...

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Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring!  Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring! Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11   Good morning Prayer Team! As we run around purchasing and wrapping and delivering gifts for other people this Christmas, we must ask ourselves seriously and soberly, “What gift am I offering to HIM this Christmas?”  As...

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