Daily Devotion, January 26: The Eulogy of a Woman who Had Amazing Faith,+Anastasia Garcia+

Daily Devotion, January 26: The Eulogy of a Woman who Had Amazing Faith,+Anastasia Garcia+

Jesus said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believe in Me shall never die.”  John 11:25-26   Good Morning Prayer Team! Last week, a woman named Anastasia passed away.  She had tremendous faith,...

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Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

    In this sermon, Fr. Lazarakis talks about Epiphany and the unapproachable light of God.  Looking into the hymnology of the great feast, we identify Christ as Light, as a guide through the darkness of this world.  But instead of looking to Christ, we look to man-made lights and...

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Nativity Devotion, January 8: We Have Seen the Light

Nativity Devotion, January 8: We Have Seen the Light

The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, towards the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death, Light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to...

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The Children’s Word: A Great Light

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started to make everything light, even before you could really see it. Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear about where...

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Live as Children of Light

Live as Children of Light

Be Transfigured – Live as Children of Light Look around at any family gathering and you will no doubt see children acting like their parents. Parents often look at their children with pride as they “see themselves” in their children because children often reflect their parents. In fact each of us...

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Be the Light

Be the Light

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch address​es​ the faithful at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral of Worcester, MA in English and Arabic. His Beatitude arrived in the United States on July 17, 2015, for the 52nd Biennial Convention of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. He and...

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The Light of Christ in the Narthex

The Light of Christ in the Narthex

Many people have questions about our Orthodox Christian Faith. Many simply do not remember what they learned in Sunday School. Many are not comfortable asking their questions in public. But ALL of us can benefit from the questions of others. This week’s question addresses the “how” and “why” of lighting...

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Let the Light Shine: Seeing with New Eyes

Let the Light Shine: Seeing with New Eyes

Are you blind? Do you wear glasses? Drawing on a story from his own past, Fr. Christopher puts us right into the heart and mind of the blind man who received his sight from Christ. Have you ever imagined how that man felt when his eyes were healed? How does...

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We Have Seen the Light

We Have Seen the Light

During every Divine Liturgy, we sing the words, “We have seen the Light,” but it is what we do AFTER the Divine Liturgy with the Light that really matters. Many who have received the Light of Christ fail to make good use of the Light in their lives. Some even...

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Wisdom and the Constancy of Light: Sermon on Psalm 103 (Vespers)

Wisdom and the Constancy of Light: Sermon on Psalm 103 (Vespers)

As we give blessing to God for the end of one day and the beginning of another, the words of Psalm 103 in our Vespers service bid us turn our thoughts to the Lord’s work in creating the world. 1. How magnified are thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast...

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