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Our Fathers the Holy Apostles and the Life of Discipleship

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When the time came for our Lord to ascend to the Father, after He had lovingly accomplished our salvation, the vital responsibility which He assigned to His disciples was to peruse a life of discipleship to Him and to His commandments, and to “make disciples” who would follow their model; He said, “All authority has […]

The Joy of the Martyrs

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Resurrection is the Source of Power When a Martyr gave his life in jubilation to witness for his Savior, he was receiving great courage and incomprehensible power from Him who faithfully promised saying, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…. To the […]

Patience, the Lost Virtue

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We yearn for unity with Christ. And as such, we have no patience with this world. We want to shake off this carnal exterior that we may set free our spirit and return home to our Father. But we forget He sent us here for a purpose. It is not enough to gaze upon Him […]

Being Members of Christ’s Family

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“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (1) This is the core of an Orthodox understanding of a Christian Family. For all Christians were Orthodox before the separation caused by the actions of men. So too are all our children born Orthodox, separated only from the church by the inactions of men. The […]

My Mother, the Church

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The church of Christ, my mother, is so glorious, so awesome! God’s love for her is so tender, and His promise to protect her is compelling and confirmed, He says, “Sing to her, a vineyard of red wine! I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; lest any hurt it, I keep it […]