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

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

Be Transfigured – You Can’t Climb to Heaven until You Renounce the World 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...

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I am God Almighty

I am God Almighty

Listen to the Daily Reading for April 13, 2016, Genesis 17:1-9 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you...

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Orthodoxy in Cuba

Orthodoxy in Cuba

by George Zimmar, Briarcliff Manor, NY.  Published with permission.   Formerly atheist Cuba was the site of the recent two-hour private meeting of reconciliation between Pope Frances and Patriarch Kirill primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. Cuba is also the home of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, to which 28 inquiring souls...

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Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

His Majesty King Abdullah has offered to use his own expenses to pay for the restoration of Jesus’ Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine and Jordan stated, “His Majesty constantly reiterates that...

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Stop Passing the Buck!

Stop Passing the Buck!

So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.”  Matthew 27:24 (From the Fifth Gospel of Holy Thursday Evening) Tuesday of the Fifth...

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