On the Holy Feast of the Palms

On the Holy Feast of the Palms

Saint John Chrysostom   ‘Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they made a meal for him’. Martha was serving and Lazarus ate. This was a sign of Lazarus’ real resurrection: that many days later, he...

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Christ and a Case of Mistaken Identity

Christ and a Case of Mistaken Identity

This weekend, the Church moves into Great and Holy Week, culminating in the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. On Palm Sunday we cry out in praise of the Lord, but by the end of the week events will leave the bitter and sorrowful taste of the Passion. This week...

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. (Mark 11:1–11, Matthew 21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, and John 12:12–19). In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday...

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If He is Our King

If He is Our King

Be Transfigured – If He is Our King The story of Palm Sunday reveals how easy it is to struggle between declaring Jesus Christ as our King or to betray Him and crucify Him. It is very easy to get wrapped up into calling Him our King and showing Him...

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The Joy of Palm Sunday

The Joy of Palm Sunday

REJOICE ALWAYS – Palm Sunday  A number of years ago during the years of communism, a certain old Romanian priest would never greet anyone with the typical “Hello” or “Good Morning”.  Instead, he greeted anyone he met with a radiant smile and the words “Rejoice always!”  Now this may seem like...

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Because God Said

Because God Said

Be Transfigured – Because God Said There is something that is special and unique in the final miracle of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. On the day before Palm Sunday the Church commemorates the Feast of the Raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus. Jesus had performed many other miracles...

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Fear Not Daughter of Zion—Your King is Coming on a DONKEY

Fear Not Daughter of Zion—Your King is Coming on a DONKEY

And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting on an ass’s colt!”  His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of...

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Blessed is He that Cometh in the Name of the Lord

Blessed is He that Cometh in the Name of the Lord

Listen to the Daily Reading for April 24, 2016, Palm Sunday St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4:4-9 BRETHREN, rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer...

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Proclaiming the Messiah with Palms and Evangelism

Proclaiming the Messiah with Palms and Evangelism

The African culture is ripe and ready for Orthodoxy because her people already live in community. Listen to an interesting interview with one of Kenya’s indigenous  Orthodox Bishops, His Grace Bishop Neofitos. Bringing an ancient faith to an equally ancient and established culture brings the need for economia, adjustments. Listen...

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Behold the Bridegroom Comes!  And What Will He Find You Doing?

Behold the Bridegroom Comes! And What Will He Find You Doing?

What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he repented and went.  And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I...

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