The Expectation of the Second Coming isn’t about Fairy-Tales

The Expectation of the Second Coming isn’t about Fairy-Tales

Efstathios Kefalouros   The way the Church lives is in the end times. From the moment Christ ascended into heaven, the Church has never ceased to await His return to the world. The eschatological expectation manifests itself to the faithful in different ways in different eras. On the Sunday of...

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God’s Mercy (Matth. 25, 31-46)

God’s Mercy (Matth. 25, 31-46)

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   Since you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me’ In the parables which the Lord used, He said the phrase ‘the kingdom of heaven is like this’, that is, He compared the kingdom...

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Between the First and Second Comings

Between the First and Second Comings

In the early Church, when Christian believers gathered or parted, when they first saw each other or were separating, they didn’t say the equivalent of our “hello” or “goodbye.” They said “Maran-atha!”—an Aramaic expression that means “Come, Lord Jesus.” (Revelations 22:20) The Church Father, St. Hippolytus of Rome, in 204...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and Onesimus

Listen to the Daily Reading for Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and Onesimus

  February 19, 2016 Saint Peter’s Second Universal Letter 1:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 98.9,1 Exalt the Lord our God. Verse: The Lord reigns; let the people tremble. Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours in...

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I Wish We’d All Been…Smarter

I Wish We’d All Been…Smarter

Aging Jesus People like me will remember singer Larry Norman, one of whose songs became something of an anthem in those heady days of Jesus People enthusiasm and anticipation of the imminent return of Christ: “I Wish We’d All Been Ready”. The first verse and chorus ran: “Life was filled...

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