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

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 reproach and condemn us. He has no need to carry out any form of investigation or check to know us and our...

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

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 see before what a multitude we’ll be judged. The whole of humanity will be there. Just think how numerous the race...

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

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 that then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. And the real, distinctive sign of Christ...

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

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 lead many astray (Matth. 24, 5). In part, this has already happened. Simon the Magician and Menander already said something of the sort,...

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

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 once, and that His second coming will be incomparably more brilliant and glorious than the first. Because in the first, Christ’s...

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On Paradise

On Paradise

Saint John of Damascus   Now because God was about to fashion people from the visible and invisible creation in His own image and likeness to reign as monarchs and rulers over all the earth and everything that therein is, He first made for them, as it were, a realm...

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Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of that in heaven, by the same token, punishment and reward are merely a shadow of the real punishment and reward of eternity. The main persecutors...

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God Keeps His Promises

God Keeps His Promises

God Keeps His Promises Fr. Nicholas Louh begins a new sermon series with “God Keeps His Promises”. From the beginning of time we as humans have broken promises, like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. People will disappoint you but God always anoints you with his promises. God makes 3,573...

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Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions and to live sober, upright and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.  Titus...

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What Good Thing Must I Do to Have Eternal Life?

What Good Thing Must I Do to Have Eternal Life?

It is a question we all ask, but are we really interested in the answer? “What good thing must I do to have eternal life?” These were the words of a rich man, who THOUGHT he wanted to go to heaven. But when he heard what would be required of...

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