The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

Adult Study Class Matthew 4:23-25; 5:1-12 Summary of Jesus’ Ministry – Pg. 12 Jesus ministers to the crowds: Matthew’s report of Jesus Christ astounding success finding a welcome everywhere. Healing every disease and malady among the people – no affliction beyond his reach. No wonder so many followed him. The...

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Seventh Sunday of Luke

Seventh Sunday of Luke

Let us the faithful hasten to the Theotokos now and venerate her sacred veil, as we chant unto her, singing hymns to praise and honour her, as is fitting; for she shelt’reth with her shelter and all her faithful flock and preserveth them unharmed from all calamities, as they cry...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 7

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 7

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 4:12 – 17 Christ Settles in Galilee Opening thoughts and basis for discussion The time had come for Christ to go forth and begin His ministry. His first act was to literally shut the door that lay behind Him before He opened the door that stood...

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Sixth Sunday of Luke

Sixth Sunday of Luke

God, who gave you invincible power and with care kept your city invulnerable, royally clothed the Church in purple with the streams of your blood, for you are her strength, O Demetrios. +Kontakion in the Second Tone

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Fourth Sunday of Luke

Fourth Sunday of Luke

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to...

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Third Sunday of Luke

Third Sunday of Luke

Christ’s Apostle, who was filled with God’s divine grace, he who was His genuine and faithful servant in all truth, all-lauded Thomas exclaimed aloud in deep repentance: Thou art both my God and Lord. +Kontakion in the Fourth Tone +Thomas the Apostle– October 6

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 5

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 5

Fr. Chris offers the fifth class in the series on the Gospel of Matthew. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 3:7-12 The Baptism of Repentance Preparation for Christian Ministry John’s function is that of a herald of the coming kingdom- heralding in the wilderness of Judea. The Messianic reign...

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2013 OCAMPR Annual Conference in Falls Church, VA

2013 OCAMPR Annual Conference in Falls Church, VA

Conference Information The OCAMPR Annual Conference will take place on November 1-2, 2013 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church, Virginia. The topic this year is “The Clinical and Pastoral Care of the Aging Patient.” For more information on the schedule of the conference, details on the speakers,...

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Second Sunday of Luke

Second Sunday of Luke

On September 29, we commemorate St. Kyriakos. The sacred lavra doth at all times rightly honour thee as a sure helper and support and mighty champion, and it annually observeth thy holy mem’ry. And since thou, O righteous Cyriacus, dost possess boldness with the Lord, protect us from our enemies,...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

Fr. John offers the next class in the series, focusing on the Holy Family’s return from exile in Egypt to Nazareth. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew 2:19-23 Return to Nazareth Opening thoughts and basis for discussion The historical background of the Return to Nazareth helps us understand why God...

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First Sunday of Luke

First Sunday of Luke

On this Sunday, we commemorate Martyr Phocas. The Master hath established thee as a divinely-radiant luminous, and spiritual sun shining upon the multitude of the Church’s faithful, O glorious Martyr Phocas; for He hath accepted thy life, faith and contests as fragrant myrrh, since He alone is abundant in mercy....

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 3

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 3

Fr. Chris offers the third class in the series, focusing on the story of the Magi visiting the Christ Child, the escape to Egypt, and the slaughter of the Innocents. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 2:1-8, 2:9-12, 2:13-18 Things you should know: A. Visit of the Magi (Matt...

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