The Apostles Teach Us
Did your parents tell you stories from the Bible? Did your godparent tell you something? Did you listen to our priest? Does your church school class talk about God? Maybe you learned about the Lord from all of these!
Saint Paul tells us today in the epistle how he learned about God. He writes, “I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.” Saint Paul learned about God because God showed Himself to Him!
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SAINT STEPHEN OF SERBIA: A WARRIOR SAINT
We celebrate Saint Stephen on Friday, October 30th (OC: Nov 12). Did you know we have warrior saints in our Orthodox Church? Sometimes we hear stories of gentle saints, who wouldn’t hurt a little ant or a spider. But did you know that we also have strong, brave warriors, too?
Saint Stephen of Serbia was a brave warrior king saint. His father was a king, his brother was a king, and his son was a king. During
Saint Stephen’s time, lots of armies were attacking his land. Saint Stephen led his own army to fight back. This saint wasn’t fighting to get money or land. He was fighting to defend the Orthodox Christian people. He wanted his people to be free to worship in our true faith