The Beheading of Saint John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord – 2

The Beheading of Saint John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord – 2

Saint Justin Popovich   Today (29th of August), we also specifically glorify the first Evangelist and Christian Confessor, the first to confess God in the New Testament world. Consider how fearlessly, openly and directly he confessed God’s Truth: ‘King, it’s not right for you to have your brother’s wife, your...

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The Beheading of Saint John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord – 1

The Beheading of Saint John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord – 1

Saint Justin Popovich   Today is a little Great Friday, a second Great Friday. Today the greatest man of those born of women, John, the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, is slain. On Great Friday, God, was murdered, God was crucified. At today’s holy and great feast, the...

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Welcoming the Witness to the Light: The Nativity of John the Forerunner

Welcoming the Witness to the Light: The Nativity of John the Forerunner

Roughly six months before we celebrate the nativity of Christ, our Church honors the coming of one of his most precious companions, the Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist. John’s conception in itself was miraculous, an event that could have never occurred in the absence of divine intervention. Born...

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Synaxis of the Honourable Forerunner

Synaxis of the Honourable Forerunner

Archimandrite Ananias Koustenis   On 7 January, the Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Honourable Forerunner and Baptist, John. It is the oldest feast of our Church for John the Baptist and it came from God. God enlightened the Fathers of the Church and they appointed the day after Epiphany...

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The Children’s Word: Pointing to Christ

The Children’s Word: Pointing to Christ

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra asks how you feel if someone praises you for work that you didn’t do! This week, you can learn about St. John the Forerunner, a special...

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Divine Liturgy: Second Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy: Second Sunday of Matthew

Apolytikion The stone that had been sealed before Your tomb by the Jews and the soldiers guarding did watch o’er Your pure and sacred body O Savior the third day You arose, and unto all the world did You give life whereby all the heavenly powers did proclaim that You...

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