Posts by Fr. John Codis

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast — The Myrrh-Bearing Women

When You descended to death, O Immortal Life, then, the light of Your divinity destroyed Hades. When You raised the dead from the depths of darkness, all…

Apr 26, 2015
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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 59

The Traitor’s Bargain We can pinpoint three real reasons why Judas betrayed Jesus: 1. It may have been of avarice 2. It may have been because of…

Apr 26, 2015
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Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness…

Apr 09, 2015
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Service of the Bridegroom (Tuesday Night)

Beginning on the evening of Palm Sunday and continuing through the evening of Holy Tuesday, the Orthodox Church observes a special service known as the…

Apr 08, 2015
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The Service of the Bridegroom (Monday Evening)

This Orthros service otherwise known as the Bridegroom Service is conducted on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. The themes throughout these services…

Apr 06, 2015
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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 52

This chapter shows us the things that Jesus said about the future and give us the vision of the things to come. This chapter comes after the pronouncement…

Feb 22, 2015
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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 49

Matthew 22:1-15 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage…

Feb 01, 2015
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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 46

Matthew 20:17-28 Christ, although he knew of his passion and suffering to come gave a confident assertion of the Resurrection. There is life after death,…

Jan 12, 2015
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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 43

His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying,…

Dec 21, 2014
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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 40

Matthew 18:1-14 The Essence of Christian Discipleship Seven qualities can mark the personal relationship of the Christian. They are: humility, responsibility,…

Dec 01, 2014
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Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint Andrew

Today we commemorate Saint Andrew, the First-Called of the Apostles. “Let us praise the namesake of bravery, the divinely eloquent and first to be…

Nov 30, 2014
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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 37

Matthew 16:16-20 Jesus is Christ the Son of God “But who do you say that I am?” Peter was the first man on earth, whom it was revealed to him by the…

Nov 10, 2014