Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 05/23/2019

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Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43

Gospel Reading: John 8:12-20

4th Thursday after Pascha; Michael the Confessor, Bishop of Synnada; Mary the Myrrhbearer & wife of Cleopas

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Revised Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For June 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Bishop Gregory
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North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation and Joint Committee of Orthodox-Catholic Bishops Concludes Productive Spring Meetings

Friday, May 31, 2019

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation’s 96th session was held at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contookook, NH, from May 28-31, 2019. His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios and His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin chaired the meeting. The membership, eighteen theological scholars of varying disciplines, cont Read More ...

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Friday, June 21, 2019

It is not uncommon as we rub shoulders at work and school with people of different faiths that we are challenged to explain what we believe and why we believe it. I once worked with a nurse who was very proud that her Church was “just Christian without any of those ‘add ons’. One of the “ad ons” that she was referring to and a part of our Faith that is often challenged is our devotion and veneration of the Saints. Some Christians, such as my nurse-friend have the uninformed notion that such devotion crept into the Church at some late century, say the Middle Ages, and that pure, apostolic Christianity had no such practice as the honoring of Saints. In the New Testament, St. Paul referred to all baptized Christians as saints. For example, in his epistle to the Ephesians he addresses all the saints who live in Ephesus. (Ephesians 1:1) Near the close of the New Testament age, in the vision of St. John the Evangelist which is recorded in the book of Revelation, it becomes clear that the saints are not all baptized Christians but only those who remained faithful and endured the persecution and deception of the antichrist. Read more...


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