Proof of the Resurrection

Proof of the Resurrection

As they were saying this, Jesus Himself stood among them.  But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit.  And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts?  See My hands and My feet, that it is I...

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Communion Is How We Stoke the Fire

Communion Is How We Stoke the Fire

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,  who said, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”  Then they told what had happened on the road, and how He was known to...

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There Will Still Be Moments of Confusion

There Will Still Be Moments of Confusion

That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.  But their eyes were kept from...

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The Resurrection Didn’t Bring Joy to Everyone

The Resurrection Didn’t Bring Joy to Everyone

While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.  And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by...

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Mary Magdalene—Talk About a Turnaround

Mary Magdalene—Talk About a Turnaround

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She...

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Being a Christian Requires a Soft Heart

Being a Christian Requires a Soft Heart

And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.   Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had...

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Believing without Seeing—Our Greatest Challenge

Believing without Seeing—Our Greatest Challenge

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”  John 20:29  Friday of the 2nd Week of Pascha    Good morning Prayer Team! Christ is Risen! I’ve never been to China, but I know people who have...

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Jesus is My ______ and My ______

Jesus is My ______ and My ______

Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.”  Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand,...

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Unless I see, I will not Believe

Unless I see, I will not Believe

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark...

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“Christ is Risen” in Church Slavonic and Greek

“Christ is Risen” in Church Slavonic and Greek

The YouTube channel Orthodox Church in Lithuania posted this lovely video of  what is Auto Translated as the Bishop’s Choir singing “Christ is Risen!” in Church Slavonic and Greek.  It’s stunning. They do a marvelous job comparing the two church styles from a vibrant and bold sound to an airy, angelic...

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