Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday Program The priest coordinates and leads the Stewardship Sunday Program, assisted by the Stewardship Committee and the Parish Council.  The program would do well to include a personal testimony by a steward of the parish who speaks on the spiritual rewards of Stewardship giving.  This type of message...

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Make This a Season of Thanksgiving and Joy

Make This a Season of Thanksgiving and Joy

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.  Psalm 9:1   Good morning Prayer Team! Today marks the beginning of Advent in the Orthodox Church, a forty day period of preparation for the feast of the Nativity.  (In the Orthodox Church,...

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Faith comes from what is heard

Faith comes from what is heard

Listen to the Daily Reading for November 16, 2016, Matthew the Apostle & Evangelist St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 10:11-21; 11:1-2 BRETHREN, the scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord...

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Lutheran Seminary Returns 9th Century Bible to Orthodox Church

Lutheran Seminary Returns 9th Century Bible to Orthodox Church

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago was contacted by the Orthodox Church in hopes of collecting ancient manuscripts which were stolen from Kosintza Monastery near Drama, Greece almost a century before. The small seminary had acquired the 9th century New Testament also known as codex 1424, decades before.  It was gifted...

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Saint Gregory Palamas

Saint Gregory Palamas

Georgios Martzelos St Gregory Palamas was one of the greatest patristic figures of the Church. In his teaching on the divination of man and his real participation in the uncreated energies of God, he expressed the essence of Orthodox spirituality, in contrast with the secularised theology of his age (14th...

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