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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 11/19/2012

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Obadiah the Prophet; Martyrs Barlaam of Caesarea and Heliodorus; Anthimos, Thallalaeos, Christopher, Euphemia & her children, the Martyrs

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College Student Sunday To Be Observed on Oct 2, 2016!

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BROOKLINE, MA [Orthodox Christian Fellowship] - The following encyclical about College Student Sunday 2016, to be observed in all Orthodox parishes in North America on Sunday October 2, 2016, has been issued by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, the Episcopal Liaison to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America:

We greet you with joy as we announce the date for College Student Sunday, benefiting Orthodox Christian Fellowship. To support the incredible efforts of our students, College Student Sunday will be the first Sunday of October, running in conjunction with OCF’s Orthodox Awareness Month. This year, the date falls on OCTOBER 2.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship continues to provide students with opportunities to encounter Christ and grow in their Orthodox faith through their growing network of on campus OCF chapters led by talented students, clergy, and lay advisors as well as through programs such as regional retreats, College Conference, Real Break, and the Summer Leadership Institute. Read more...

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OCF College Student Sunday is October 2

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Assembly of Bishops has designated Sunday, October 2, 2016 as OCF College Student Sunday. Read More ...

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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost - he Parable of the Wedding Feast

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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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