The Bloodless Sacrifice and a Little Pentecost

The Bloodless Sacrifice and a Little Pentecost

Indeed, under the Law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.  Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.  For...

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Reflections on Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Reflections on Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

The radiant earthly birthday of the Church, the Great Feast of Holy Pentecost, when we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’s Apostles, 10 days following His Ascension to His Father in Heaven. It marks the fulfillment of Jesus’s promise to His disciples just before He ascended in...

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Psalm 23—Part Two-The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23—Part Two-The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still water; He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of...

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Homily for Sts. Cyril and Methodius, illuminators of the Slavs

Homily for Sts. Cyril and Methodius, illuminators of the Slavs

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Wonderful is the missionary work of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, who are commemorated together on May 11th.  Their mission was spread over a vast area of central Europe, which consists of what is now the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Ukraine.  Their...

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