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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 2/23/2013

Saturday of Publican and Pharisee
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Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna; Proterios, Archbishop of Alexandria; Gorgonia the Righteous, sister of Gregory the Theologian; Damian the New Martyr of Mount Athos

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Bishop Gregory Celebrates Third Anniversary of Consecration As Bishop

Friday, November 27, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With gratitude to Almighty God, the clergy and the faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese extend their heartfelt congratulations and best wishes, today - November 27, 2015, to His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa on the third anniversary of his Consecration and Enthronement as Ruling Diocesan Bishop. Today is also His Grace's Name's Day, St Gregory Palamas, as celebrated on the Julian Calendar. The past year has been another joyful year for the clergy and the faithful of the Diocese as they have worked together with His Grace in the Vineyard of the Lord. Read more...

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Assembly of Bishops Offers Prayers for the People of France

Saturday, November 14, 2015

With heavy hearts, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops offer their prayers for the people of France who mourn the tragic loss of life that resulted from last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Read More ...

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Why Are We Losing Our Orthodox Children?
(November 23, 2015)  According to Abbot Tryphon, if  we merely bring our children with us to church on Sunday, then we are not allowing them to make the Faith their own.  Listen Now


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The Nativity Fast And Orthodox Tradition

Sunday, November 29, 2015

For us, the Nativity Fast serves to refresh the last part of the year - mystically renewing our spiritual unity with God and preparing us for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ.St. Leo the Great wrote: “Four periods [of the year] have been set aside as times of abstinence so that over the course of the year we might recognize that we are constantly in need of purification, and that amid life’s distractions, we should always strive by means of fasting and acts of charity to extirpate sin, sin which is multiplied in our transitory flesh and in our impure desires.” According to St. Leo the Great, the Nativity Fast is a sacrifice to God [in return for] the gathered harvest. Read more...


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On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 70: Acceptable Offering? (Part 3)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Old Testament of our Scriptures is full of meaningful but sometimes not understandable stories. The brief story of Nadab and Abihu is one of them. The sons of Aaron (second in command of the Israelites in the wilderness under Moses) are serving as God’s priests in the tabernacle (tent-church). Of their own accord, they place fire in the censers for worship. It is clear that this offering was not acceptable to God. God had not given the command to light this fire. God’s laws and commands in the Old Testament are strict and to be followed without question. The punishment for this seemingly minor offense is death. Nadab and Abihu are dead because they did not follow the command of God in making their offering. Why is this story in our Scriptures, and what does it mean for us? It relates directly to our stewardship topic of “Acceptable Offering?” Church Father and Bishop St. Cyprian was bishop of Carthage, born around the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa. In his work “The Unity of the Church,” St. Cyprian says of this story of Nadab and Abihu: “These examples are being Read more...

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