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On the Dormition of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

August 28 marked the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, according to the Julian calendar. Most of the world’s autocephalous, or self-governing,…

Aug 31, 2017
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The Dormition of the Theotokos: Our Promise and Hope

The Dormition of the Theotokos was not celebrated for the first five centuries of Christianity. There was silence regarding the holy mystery of the Mother…

Aug 12, 2017
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In Christ, Our Bones Shall Live

In Ezekiel’s vision about the dead bones (Ezk 37: 1-14), God reveals to us how He thinks of us in contrast to how we think of ourselves. The way we look…

May 21, 2017
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Pascha and the Transcendence of Time

We are creatures of linear time, always moving forward, only glancing back imperfectly at the past. We dream of traveling at will along our timeline. Whether…

Apr 17, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [6]

26. God’s Judgement certainly gives rise to fear in us, and what we’re told about how it will happen terrifies us. Even though the Kingdom of Heaven…

Mar 16, 2017
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And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [5]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   25 Let’s be aware of the crucial nature of this event, my beloved, and take the utmost care to ensure that God doesn’t…

Mar 14, 2017
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And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [4]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   24. ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him’ (Matth. 25, 31), the Gospel says. Look and…

Mar 12, 2017
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And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [3]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   22. But what will be the sign of this second coming? Let no opposing force dare to imitate it. Matthew (24, 30) tells us…

Mar 10, 2017
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And He will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [2]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   5. Beware lest anyone should lead you astray. ‘For many will come in my name, saying, “I am Christ” and they will…

Mar 08, 2017
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And he will come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead [1]

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem   1. In accordance with the faith of our Church, we teach you and tell you that Christ will appear to us twice, not only…

Mar 06, 2017