Friday, April 21, 2017

Message for the 4th Year on the Abduction of Boulos Yazigi and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim | Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch

Message for the 4th Year on the Abduction of Boulos Yazigi and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim | Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch 

We are being crucified in this East, suffering this great ordeal. The
world looks at the cross of our agony, and is satisfied merely by
expressing grief over us. Nevertheless, the power of this world will not
drive us out of our land, because we are the sons of the cross and the
resurrection. We have been displaced throughout history, and we are
still being displaced up to this day, but each of us is called to
remember that the land of Christ will not be emptied of his beloved ones
and of those who were named after him two thousand years ago. And if
the act of kidnapping the two archbishops and priests aims at defying
our Eastern Christian presence, and uprooting it from this land, our
answer is clear. Even though it has been four years since the two
archbishops were kidnapped and this crisis has lasted six years, we are
staying here next to the tombs of our fathers, and their hallowed
ground. We are deeply rooted in the womb of this East. We are determined
not to leave our land, furthermore we will defend it with our own blood
and lives.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou. On the Resurrection of Christ, Part 1 / OrthoChristian.Com

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou. On the Resurrection of Christ, Part 1 / OrthoChristian.Com: So the professor asked the question: “Would you still be a Christian if the bones of Jesus were discovered?” I was stunned to hear virtually every other person in the class say such things as, “I would still be a Christian, my faith would not be shaken. My faith is strong enough to withstand such a thing”. Others said, “Jesus was a great teacher, it wouldn’t really affect my faith very much”. My jaw literally dropped as person after person expressed these kinds of sentiments, and I thought to myself, “If we don’t agree on the importance of the Resurrection, what do we have in common anymore?” This was my first introduction to the fact that many essentially Christian beliefs are simply not held in common.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Meaning of the Great and Holy Friday - The Catalog of Good Deeds

The Meaning of the Great and Holy Friday - The Catalog of Good Deeds

 On Great and Holy Friday, the Orthodox Church
commemorates the sufferings of Christ: The mockery, the crown of thorns, the
scourging, the nails, the thirst, the vinegar and gall, the cry of desolation,
and all the Savior endured on the Cross. “Today He Who hung the earth on the
waters is hung on the tree.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Journey to the Ancient Church: Evangelicals Discovering Orthodox Chris...



Denver church destroyed after fire | 9news.com

Denver church destroyed after fire | 9news.com: A Denver church was destroyed after a fire tore through the building on Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to Saint Mary's Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church on West Walsh Place around 2:30 p.m.

The church's pastor was taken to the hospital for from small burns and smoke inhalation, but has since been released,

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sinners in the Church

Sinners in the Church: And how reminiscent of God is His Orthodox Church ! By following His example, we do not send away anyone! WE ARE NOT INTERESTED in claiming we are the "church of the pure". After all, we already know that the Church of the Lord also has "tares" inside Her. Instead of concerning ourselves with preserving a good name, we prefer to pick up our sinned brother, show him the method of therapy, and if he so desires, be purified and whiten his robe once again, so that the betrothal of the Holy Spirit may begin to act within him.

Message for the 4th Year on the Abduction of Boulos Yazigi and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim | Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch

Message for the 4th Year on the Abduction of Boulos Yazigi and Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim | Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch  We...