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A Call for Teenagers to Live Wise and Strong in Christ

I write to challenge teenagers to “live as people who are free” (1 Peter 2:16). Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity. To put it another way, I am calling teenagers to a radical, wartime lifestyle. The Creation of “Teenagers” As teenagers, you should know that the idea of “teenagers” was…

Unthinkable Act by the Messiah

Unthinkable Act by the Messiah Are you Willing to be Cleansed? GARBO – Sunday of the Leper (St. Luke 5: 12-16) The word “leprosy” is taken from the Greek word (λέπρα – lépra), which comes from a root describing a scale or an incrustation. The Hebrew word for leprosy (צָרַעַת – Tsara’ath) comes from the…

Resolve with our Friends and Families

Resolve with our Friends and Families The Great Lent is liturgically announced and inaugurated at the Vespers of Forgiveness. We hear the words of Christ: “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses…” (St. Mark…

Great Lent – Proof of Your Fasting by your works

Proof of Your Fasting by your works Let us Begin the Great Lent As we begin the Great Lent, let us meditate on the topic of Fasting! Let us first recite the Lenten prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian. O Lord and Master of my life, drive from me the spirit of indifference, despair, lust…

Rooms in my Father’s House

Rooms in my Father’s House Sunday of All Faithful Departed Most Christians who have departed from this life were neither martyrs nor confessors. They were not particularly distinguished by their death or by their way of life. They were straightforward, ordinary people who nevertheless made a great impact on those around them. Who when they…

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy Faithfulness On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  John 7:37-38 With so much to give…

The Feast of Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή)

The Feast of Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή)-“God, Replenish our Hearts with Thy Love” Introduction The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Easter and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday. The word Pentecost…

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New Year – 2016!

New Year Message Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien My dear friends, As the clock seems to be racing towards 2016 — I wanted to just pause and take a moment to say not just happy holidays, but witness my amazing and most powerful God.  Although, we had our share of routine challenges of this temporary world,…

Christmas and New Year’s Message

The Eternal Language of Love and Kindness Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien Behold, a child is born wrapped in swaddling clothes and lay in a manger. His name is Jesus. Love your enemies, he said. Judge not that you be not judged. Give away everything you have to the poor, if you wish to go…

My Need for Spiritual Oxygen

I do not know about you, but I can always benefit from a strengthening of my belief. Sometimes I get so busy – so caught up in my stuff that I neglect to plug into the spiritual oxygen that I need. And in confusion of oxygen deprivation I wander away from the source of life itself. Rather than coming to Christ I turn to other sources to find affirmation and security and fulfillment – which is about as healthy and life giving as wandering around Mt. Everest in a blizzard. The truth is I need the Bread of Life. I need His satisfaction.

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