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Anniversary of my Holy Ordination

oday marks the 32nd anniversary of my Holy Ordination to the Priesthood: My priesthood began by answering His call.

URGENT CALL TO LIGHT A CANDLE

The battle over faith and leaderships between the fractions of the Orthodox Church continues to cause much pain, suffering, and agony for many ordinary believers!  As we have recently celebrated the sacrifice of unconditional LOVE through the birth of Jesus Christ and are just about to enter a new year in 2019, let us pray for…

Wishing you a Great Lent!

Remember -“God forgives.” Great Lent is an opportunity to maximize our Easter gladness. Religious fanatics put on a big show during the Great Lent, missing the whole intent. This discipline is not intended to draw us away from others. Moreover, the Church is very clear that fasting per se is not a virtue, nor is…

Theophany Service – Baptism of Christ

Theophany Service at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, VA I was blessed to conduct the Theophany service at the beautiful St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Ashburn, VA. The word Theophany (Θεοφάνεια in Greek) means “Revelation of God;” Theophany therefore marks the revelation of the Trinitarian nature of God when Jesus was baptized. Those who witnessed heard…

Metropolitan Theophilos – A Tribute to a Spiritual Father

Indian Orthodox Church Mourns the Falling Asleep in the Lord of Metropolitan Theophilos of Malabar Diocese By: Fr. Alexander J. Kurien, Washington D.C. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to…

Theotokos (Θεοτόκος) – Who is Quick to Hear

“Rejoice, O Blessed One, the Lord is with Thee! Blessed art Thou among women!” August 15 – Feast of the “Dormition” of the Mother of God Intercessory Prayer to Mary the Mother of God Hail Mary We ask you O the Saint full of glory the ever-Virgin Theotokos the Mother of Christ We ask you…

30 Years Serving My Lord

June 27, marked the 30th anniversary of my Holy Ordination to the Priesthood: My priesthood began by answering His call. Not only the call to enter seminary (Picture from the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary – 1978), but to keep answering that call every day of my life. For me, being a priest has been…

Happy Women’s Day!

Happy Women’s Day! Contributions by Jane Heart – jane.heart@weebly.com Credit for the Photo – Reuters A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.~ Diane Mariechild. When I think about the women in my life, I think of Proverbs 3: 15-18 describes the value of wisdom in female gender.…

One Perfect Savior, Christmas Message

One Perfect Savior–Royal Lineage of our Jesus Geoff Thomas, Alfred Place Baptist Church, December 16, 2007 St. Luke 3: 23-38 “Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Eli … the son of Adam, the son of…

Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering

Hang in There! There is Joy in our Suffering “Consider it pure joy, my friends, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 Some days, when life is…

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