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Sep 4

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Sep 12

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Sep 14

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Maximus the Confessor
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Epistle Reading: 1 Timothy 1:15-17

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:35-43

Maximus the Confessor; Neophytos the Martyr of Nicaea

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2015 National ACRY Convention Commences!

Friday, September 04, 2015

BINGHAMTON, NY -- The 71st Annual National Senior and 32nd National Junior American Carpatho-Russian Youth Convention commenced today at the Double Tree Hilton. Hosted by St Michael's Church and Junior and Senior A.C.R.Y. Chapter 40 of Binghamton, NY, the weekend convention will bring delegates together from ACRY chapters throughout the diocese to chart the course for the coming year. Read more...

Important 2015 ACRY Convention Update!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Assembly to Convene 6th Annual Meeting in September

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will hold its sixth annual meeting September 15-17, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel. Read More ...

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A Reflection On The Dormition of the Mother of God

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The years of life seem to pass so quickly, the pace of time quickening as the years advance, and no person can escape the relentless currents that carry each of us to life’s twilight and to the inevitable encounter with the specter of our own mortality. This is our common lot in this fallen world ravaged by sin. This world, this life that progresses ruthlessly towards the grave, has been conditioned by the sin of Adam and Eve, that Original Fall with its dark consequences of pain and death. And no one can detour this sojourn through the valley of the shadow of death We must all traverse the fearful crags of ageing, sickness and the ultimate separation of soul and body – even the Most Holy Theotokos, the Birthgiver of God and the Ever-Virgin Mary was subject to the ravages of time and the destiny of mortal flesh. As St. John of Damascus notes in his Second Sermon on the Dormition: “Today the life-giving treasury and abyss of charity is hidden in immortal death. She meets it without fear, who conceived death's destroyer, if indeed we may call her holy and vivifying departure by the name of death. For how could she, who brought life to all, be under the dominion of death? Read more...


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September 15, 2015
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On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 57: God-given Talent

Sunday, August 30, 2015

“And his gifts were … for building up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-12 RSV) These days we often hear a description of a sports or entertainment personality as having a “God-given talent.” Perhaps such a description is given when a commentator cannot explain the special ability shown. “God-given talent” covers a multitude of mysteries. It is perhaps like the use of the phrase “act of God” for insurance companies to define things that happen that are beyond human control or explanation. St. Paul, writing to the Ephesians, finds no mystery in what each one of us is given as talent, and for what it is that the talent is to be used. God gives people gifts “for building up the body of Christ.” By virtue of Baptism and the seal of the Holy Spirit in the Holy Mystery of Chrismation, all Orthodox Christians are given the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is through the Holy Spirit that all other gifts are given “for building up the body of Christ.” Read more...

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