On Friday, October 19 we were blessed to have a visitation of this miraculous icon in our midst for a Divine Liturgy and anointing service. It truly was amazing. Many thanks to the all who came and helped.
The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate resolved to canonize Elder Amphilochios (Makris) of Patmos at its session today, reports vimaorthodoxia. Elder Amphilochios was a monk of the St. John the Theologian Monastery on the island of Patmos, where St. John the Evangelist received the Divine revelation that became the book of Revelation. The elder… Read More Elder Canonized
October 28 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his… Read More Sermons
Today our many military veterans were honored at the end of the Liturgy. Thank you vets!
Do we cooperate in our salvation? Do our efforts make a difference? These questions lie at the heart of a centuries-old religious debate in Christianity. Classically, the Protestant reformers said, “No,” to these questions, arguing that we are saved solely and utterly by God’s grace, His unmerited favor. The Catholic Church replied that “faith without… Read More How Do We “Work Out” Our Salvation?
Eternity is an everlasting banquet (the Divine Liturgy) that takes place in the heavenly realm. Every time we participate in the Divine Liturgy we are transported into a place where there is neither time nor space, and participate in that very banquet. As we receive the Holy Mysteries (Christ’s very Body and Blood), we receive… Read More Frequent Communion