Sermon on Ascension Day

Sermon on Ascension Day

Archpriest Andrew Phillips   In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. So we have come to the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. Thus we have come to the last day of Christ’s physical presence on Earth. This marks the fulfilment...

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The Holy Spirit Comes Down as Fire on All People

The Holy Spirit Comes Down as Fire on All People

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting...

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Don’t Just Stand Around

Don’t Just Stand Around

And while they were gazing into heaven as He went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him...

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I Am with You Always!

I Am with You Always!

“And lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”   Matthew 28:20  Wednesday after the Ascension   Good morning Prayer Team! Before Christ, there was a mistaken notion that God resided in the temple in Jerusalem.  People had to go to the temple to pray.  And when...

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The Most Important Thing in Life Is the Only Non-Seasonal Thing We Do

The Most Important Thing in Life Is the Only Non-Seasonal Thing We Do

Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.  And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple blessing God.  Luke 24:50-53  Tuesday after...

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John’s End—The Purpose of the “Book”

John’s End—The Purpose of the “Book”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.  John 20:30-31 But there...

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Alive to God in Christ Jesus

Alive to God in Christ Jesus

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?  We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in...

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Baptized by the Holy Spirit

Baptized by the Holy Spirit

“For John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 1:5  (Epistle read on Feast of Ascension)  Saturday after the Ascension    Good morning Prayer Team! For the next couple of reflections, we are going to be discussing baptism as well as...

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So, What Now?!

So, What Now?!

  And while staying with them He charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which He said, “You heard from me.”  Acts 1:4  (From the Epistle Lesson read on the Feast of Ascension)  Friday after the Ascension   Good morning Prayer...

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He Ascended in Glory

He Ascended in Glory

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.  Mark 16:19   But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and...

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