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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/14/2012

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
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Matins Gospel Reading: John 20:11-18

Epistle Reading: St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15

Gospel Reading: Luke 8:5-15

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council; Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius, & Celsus of Milan; Cosmas the Hagiopolite; Praised Ignatius, Archbishop of Methymna; Righteous Paraskeve of Serbia; Justinian the Emperor and his wife Theodora

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- As a result of feedback provided from both on-site and on-line participants, the next topic for our Diocesan on-line Orthodox Scripture Study will be the Book of Acts, (The Acts of the Holy Apostles). The study is scheduled to begin on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm. This weekly on-line scripture study will be led by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary and broadcast live from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. This study will draw on the patristic voice of the Fathers of the Church and will provide the participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of this Scriptural text from the Orthodox Christian perspective. Read more...

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This parable, too, like that of the vineyard, alludes to the disobedience of the Jews. But as that one indicates Christ's death, so this one indicates the nuptial joy, that is, the resurrection. But this parable also shows them to be worse transgressors than the men in the preceding parable. For the husbandmen of the vineyard slew those who demanded fruits of them. But these men vented their murderous rage upon those who had invited them to a wedding. God is likened to a human king, for He does not appear as He is, but as it is fitting for Him to appear to us. When we die as humans, subject to human failings, God appears to us in human form; but when we walk about as gods, then God stands in the congregation of gods (Ps. 81:1). And when we live as wild beasts, then He, too, becomes for us a panther, and a bear, and a lion. He makes a wedding feast for His Son, joining Him to every soul that is beautiful. For the bridegroom is Christ and the bride is the Church and the soul. The servants that were sent out first are Moses and those with him, whom the Jews did not obey but provoked God in the wilderness for forty years Read more...


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On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 113: Being Contentious (9/25/16)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Can a contentious person be a good steward in the church? Well, let's first look at the meaning of contentious. The Concise Oxford American Dictionary defines it as, “causing or likely to cause an argument, given to arguing or provoking an argument.” Such a person would seem therefore to have little knowledge of obedience or humility. St. Silouan The Anthonite instructs us, as related in the book, Remember Thy First Love, to be obedient without needless questioning. He goes on to say that obedience is an expression of love for our brothers which God has bonded us. Read more...

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